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Homeopathy in children with Prader-Willi-Syndrome, a genetic diseaseArticle in several languages: English | deutsch
21 March 2017 (online)
Single-remedy-homeopathy according to the Vienna School of Homeopathy (Mathias Dorcsi) is well accepted as a complementary method at the Dr. von Hauner's Children's University Hospital in Munich. Collaboration takes place in various disciplines of the Hospital, such as neonatology, oncology and neurology.
Based on positive results in retarded children, we chose Prader-Willi-Syndrome to perform an observational study. This syndrome is a genetic disorder because of a microdeletion at the gene 15. It is characterized by the triad of dwarfism, obesity and oligophrenia.
We performed an observational study with 20 children, aged from 7 months to 16 years. According to the age, the main problems among others were developmental retardation and muscular hypotonia. IInsufficient drinking in the first weeks of life is later displaced by craving for food, obesity, retarded motoric and mental development, further behavioral disorders like fit of rage, obstinacy and slowness in moving and thinking. Therefore classification took place according to age groups as follows: 7 months – 3 years, 8 – 12 years, 13 – 16 years. We used questionnaires at the beginning of the homeopathic therapy, then later after 3, 6 and 12 months to document the reactions to therapy.
Prader-Willi-Syndrome is not as homogenous as described in the literature. With homeopathic therapy the conditions of 17 of 20 children improved in various aspects. The best results were seen after calcium carbonicum in high potency, followed by Q-potencies over a longer period.
Single-remedy-homeopathy, based on the individual child shows good results in children with Prader-Willi-Syndrome, an example of a genetic disease.
No conflict of interest has been declared by the author(s).