Homeopathy 2011; 100(03): 157-167
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2010.11.006
Clinical
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Homeopathy in the treatment of tubercular lymphadenitis (TBLN) – An Indian experience

S. Kusum Chand
1  Head of Homeopathic Department, Pushpanjali Crosslay Hospital, New Delhi, India
,
R.K. Manchanda
2  Deputy Director (H), Dilli Homeopathic Anusandhan Parishad (Delhi Homeopathic Research Council), Govt. of Delhi, India
,
Sudhir Batra
3  Senior Medical Officer(H), Govt. of Delhi, India
,
Renu Mittal
4  Research Officer, Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, New Delhi, India
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Received22 April 2008
revised18 October 2010

accepted04 November 2010

Publication Date:
18 December 2017 (online)

Tuberculosis (TB) has been known since antiquity. In spite of effective antibiotic treatment, it is still a major worldwide public health problem. Endogenous factors are important in the development of active disease. Homeopathic medicines have the potential for immune-modulation and hence to influence endogenous factors in disease.

In India, patients with tubercular lymphadenitis (TBLN) often consult homeopaths but such cases are seldom documented. The objective of the present study is to document such experience. A retrospective exploratory study of 25 positively diagnosed cases of TBLN has lead to the development of a homeopathic regime consisting of a patient specific constitutional medicine, one disease specific biotherapy (Tuberculinum) and Silicea 6x as supportive medicine. Homeopathy can be used as a complement to conventional anti tubercular treatment (ATT) with beneficial results.

Further validation in controlled trials with immunological markers is required.