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Alastair Gray’s Integrated Medicine Consultations, Education and Books

A company using natural medicine, integrated and homeopathic principles to effect change and restore balance for individuals, organisations and communities. 

Creating excellence in the clinical delivery of natural medicine professions through conducting and facilitating research. 

Delivering and managing excellent education programs utilizing the best technologies and learning tools grounded in solid educational theory and best practice.

Homeopathy: Meta-Analyses of Pooled Clinical Data

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

Homeopathy: Meta-Analyses of Pooled Clinical Data  in  Forsch Komplementmed 2013;20:376–381  Published online: October 17, 2013 by Robert G. Hahn 

Are the Effects of Homeopathy Attributable to a Statistical Artefact?

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014
In Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine Volume 2013 (2013), 
Article ID 612890, 7 pages 

Research Article

Are the Effects of Homeopathy Attributable to a Statistical Artefact? A Reanalysis of an Observational StudyRainer Lüdtke,1 Stefan N. Willich,1 and Thomas Ostermann21Institute of Social Medicine, Epidemiology, and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center, 10098 Berlin, Germany2Institute of Integrative Medicine, Witten/Herdecke University, Gerhard-Kienle-Weg 4, 58313 Herdecke, GermanyReceived 4 June 2013; Accepted 7 November 2013Academic Editor: George Lewith Copyright © 2013 Rainer Lüdtke et al. 

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Background. Cohort studies have reported that patients improve considerably after individualised homeopathic treatment. However, these results may be biased by regression to the mean (RTM).

Objective. To evaluate whether the observed changes in previous cohort studies are due to RTM and to estimate RTM adjusted effects. Methods. SF-36 quality-of-life (QoL) data from a German cohort of 2827 chronically diseased adults treated by a homeopath were reanalysed by Mee and Chua’s modified -test.Results. RTM adjusted effects, standardized by the respective standard deviation at baseline, were 0.12 (95% CI: 0.06–0.19, ) in the mental and 0.25 (0.22–0.28, ) in the physical summary score. Small-to-moderate effects were confirmed for the most individual diagnoses in physical, but not in mental component scores. Under the assumption that the true population mean equals the mean of all actually diseased patients, RTM adjusted effects were confirmed for both scores in most diagnoses.

Conclusions. Changes in QoL after treatment by a homeopath are small but cannot be explained by RTM alone. As all analyses made conservative assumptions, true RTM adjusted effects are probably larger than presented.

Experimental #research in #homeopathy

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

 Swiss researcher Dr Jager shows effects of #homeopathic medicines on plants

Rachel Roberts | HRI and exciting veterinary research testing homeopathy on piglets

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

The concepts behind HRI and why we need to replicate a rigorous study in piglets suggesting homeopathy could reduce antibiotics in the food chain

Ana Lamaro on behalf of the Austrailan Homeopathic Association in response to the NHMRC report.

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

Make up your own mind about evidence on homeopathy.

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

Make up your own mind about evidence on #homeopathy. Listen to the researchers themselves 

Interesting review of retracted articles in conventional science

Al Gray - Friday, July 25, 2014

A Comprehensive Analysis of Articles Retracted Between 2004 and 2013 from Biomedical Literature – A Call for Reforms  

Loving this interview with Miranda Castro | Research into homeopathy practice

Al Gray - Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Miranda Castro on her homeopathy practice, her research and how one informs the other 

Clients still showing up despite the NHMRC review

Al Gray - Sunday, May 25, 2014
At last, some exploration of the real issues relating to the uptake of Homeopathy in Australia. In the face of  the NHMRC findings a reminder from the ABC that clients are the biggest advocates. That they get treatment, and report significant results makes the area worthy of continued research. 

Jeremy Sherr on Why Research in Homeopathy is so Important

Al Gray - Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jeremy Sherr, of Dynamis School fame on the reasons that we have to invest in meaningful research. Heres the interview from the HRI conference in Barcelona 2013

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