Homeopathy 2013; 102(03): 193-198
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2013.02.001
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Homeopathic drug therapy Homeopathy in Chikungunya Fever and Post-Chikungunya Chronic Arthritis: an observational study

Gyandas G. Wadhwani
1  Directorate of ISM & Homeopathy, Govt of National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
2  Dr B. R. Sur Homeopathic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre, New Delhi, India
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Publication History

Received10 September 2012
revised18 January 2013

accepted05 February 2013

Publication Date:
20 December 2017 (online)

Objectives: To observe the effect of homeopathic therapy in Chikungunya Fever (CF) and in Post-Chikungunya Chronic Arthritis (PCCA) in a primary health care setting.

Methods: A prospective observational study was conducted at Delhi Government Homeopathic Dispensary, Aali Village, New Delhi, India, for a period of 6 months, from 1st October 2010 to 31st March 2011. 126 patients (75 CF, 51 PCCA) were enrolled based on predefined inclusion criteria. A single homeopathic medicine was prescribed for each patient after case taking with the help of Materia Medica and/or Repertory. Results were evaluated on the basis of visual analogue scale and symptom scores.

Results: Complete recovery was seen in 84.5% CF cases in a mean time of 6.8 days. 90% cases of PCCA recovered completely in a mean time of 32.5 days.

Conclusion: Homeopathic therapy may be effective in CF and PCCA. A randomized controlled trial should be considered.