Allgemeine Homöopathische Zeitung 2017; 262(02): 2-76
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1601155
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Efficacy of constitutional homeopathic drugs in the management of advanced cancer – a perspective study

Wirksamkeit von konstitutionellen homöopathischen Arzneimitteln im Management von fortgeschrittenem Krebs – eine prospektive Studie

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F Master
1  King Edward Memorial Hospital, Homoeopathy, Mumbai, India
R Master
2  Homoeopathic Health Centre, Homoeopathy, Mumbai, India
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Publication Date:
21 March 2017 (online)



To understand the effect of constitutional homeopathic remedies in treating cancer patients in a hospital environment.


We selected 30 cancer patients, who regularly attended our cancer clinic for a minimum period of 9 months. Their symptoms were noted in detail. Symptoms were studied at the levels: body and mind. Every symptom was studied on the basis of the location, sensation, modality and concomitant; mental and emotional states were gauged in detail. The areas of metastasis were specified. The pain score from 0 to 10 was used to label the intensity of pain. Furthermore every patient was evaluated using the Karnofsky performance scale.

Before starting the homeopathic treatment, the total use of allopathic medications taken over the last 7 days was noted along with their blood chemistry levels. Constitutional homeopathic remedies were given based on the Hahnemannian symptom totality.

In the first week the allopathic medicines were reduced in order to see the effect of homeopathic remedies on the cancer. Evaluation after the remedy was given, was done using: the scales of EORTC-C-30, (European Organisation for Research and Treatment of Cancer), QLC-C-30 (Quality of Life Core) and Pain Score.


The results were very encouraging. The pain score reduced from 7.86 on day 2 to 4.56 on day 5. The EORTC-C-30, QLC-C-30 went from 101 on day 1 to 57 on day 270.


The study thus proves the beneficial effect of homeopathic remedies in the treatment of cancer.