Homeopathy 2003; 92(04): 217-219
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2003.07.001
Clinical Case History
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The benefits of Arnica: 16 case reports

E Ernst
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Publication History

Received14 April 2003

accepted21 July 2003

Publication Date:
12 December 2017 (online)


Following the publication of a randomised controlled trial of Arnica in hand surgery, a number of reports of apparently beneficial effects of Arnica came to the author's attention. Many of these apparent responses could have been due to other factors including the use of herbal (non-diluted) Arnica, placebo response and natural course of disease.

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