Homeopathic Medicines in Urinary Calculi- A Randomised, Placebo, Controlled Trial

Homeopathic Medicines in Urinary Calculi- A Randomised, Placebo, Controlled Trial

(Advancements in Homeopathic Research, Vol. 6 No. 1, February 2021-April 2021, Date of Publication 2021/02/1, Pages no. 38-42)

Ruchita Shrivastava 1, Aijaz A. Sulemani 2, Neetu Singh3,

Sakshi Mehrotra 4, Pradeep Kaur 5,  Shivangi Kansal 6 1HOD & Professor, Department of Materia Medica, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

2Principal, HOD & Professor, Department of Repertory, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

3HOD & Professor, Department of Obs & Gynae, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

4Assistant Professor, Department of Materia Medica, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

5Assistant Professor, Department of Repertory, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

6Assistant Professor, Department of Organon of Medicine, M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

Address for correspondence:

Dr Ruchita Shrivastava

  1. N. Homoeopathic Medical College & R.I., Bikaner

 

Abstract

A prospective, study “ Efficacy of homoeopathic medicines in urinary calculi -A single blind, randomised placebo controlled study” conducted by  M. N. Homoeopathic Medical College, & Research Institute, Bikaner. The cases were taken from the OPD /IPD  from August 2017 to March 2018 to find the usefulness of homoeopathic medicines in cases of Urolithiasis. In this study 200 cases were enrolled and 100 cases were analyzed. Of these, 50 in group A (Homoeopathic medicines) and 50 in group B (Placebo) were analyzed after 6 follow ups. The symptoms pertaining to urolithiasis were assessed before and after treatment. pain, dysuria and haematuria were graded from 0-3 as per severity of complaints. Calculi were graded as per number, size and position of calculi. The difference between the scores were assessed by using SPSS software (ver. 16). The symptom score at baseline and after treatment was analysed and found statistically significant (p= 0.00) decrease in USS in Medicine group (M=5.26, SD= 3.87) than Placebo (M= 9.66, SD= 1.89), t(98)= 7.224, the mean difference between the groups being M= 4.40, SE= 0.61. ( P <0.005). The medicines found most useful were Lycopodium clavatum in 16% (n=08) cases ; Phosphorus in 14% (n=07) cases ; Ber- vul in 12% (n=06) cases ; Nux vomica in 10% (n=05) cases ; Cantharis vesicatoria in 12% (n=06 ) cases and Tabacum in 10% (n=05) cases . Treatment with homoeopathic medicines showed positive response in dissolution/expulsion of calculi. Further validation of these results is needed by conducting randomized clinical trial.

 Keywords: Urolithiasis, USS score, Individualization, Randomized controlled trial