Homeopathic Med for Stomatitis

Traumeel S Combats Stomatitis

For the first time in memory, a mainstream cancer journal has published an article favorable to homeopathy. This randomized controlled trial (RCT) concerned the homeopathic medication Traumeel S. The patients were all children receiving high-dose chemotherapy with bone marrow transplantation. This is a treatment that often results in stomatitis (inflammation of the soft tissues of the mouth, resulting in mouth sores).

Of 30 patients, 15 were given placebo (sugar pill), while 15 others were treated with Traumeel S. Five patients (33%) in the Traumeel S treatment group did not develop stomatitis at all compared with only one such patient (7 percent) in the placebo group.

Furthermore, stomatitis worsened in 93 percent of the control patients but in only 47 percent of the treatment groupÉa statistically significant difference. The Israeli authors concluded that Traumeel S "may reduce significantly the severity and duration of chemotherapy-induced stomatitis in children undergoing bone marrow transplantation."

Traumeel S is produced by Heel, Inc., Its products are a cross between classical homeopathy and conventional pharmacology.

In general, they contain small but measurable amounts of active ingredients and are used to treat specific conditions. In other words, they are a bridge between conventional and nonconventional medicine.

"I don't know which is more significant: the fact that an effective medication has finally been found for stomatitis...or that such a study should appear in Cancer", (who said this?)

a journal of the American Cancer Society {2001;92:684-90}.

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