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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 versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumers.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

Albrecht, et al found that, in the treatment of 1440 piglets, “Homeopathic metaphylaxis is significantly effective compared with placebo and routine low-dose antibiotic metaphylaxis for incidence of disease and rate of disease of the respiratory tract among the animals studied.”

Albrecht H, et al. Homeopathy versus antibiotics in metaphylaxis of infectious diseases: a clinical study in pig fattening and its significance to consumers. Altern Ther Health Med. 1999 Sep;5(5):64-8.

An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

A study by Van Wassenhoven, et al found that, “Patients were very satisfied with their homeopathic treatment, both they and their physicians recorded significant improvement.Costs of homeopathic treatment were significantly lower than conventional treatment, and many previously prescribed drugs were discontinued.” 782 patients were involved in this study.

Van Wassenhoven M, et al. An observational study of patients receiving homeopathic treatment. Homeopathy. 2004 Jan;93(1):3-11.

How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment? Results from a long term observational study.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

In study by Witt et al, of 3709 patients seen in Swiss and German medical clinics practicing homeopathy,and who were treated with homeopathy, patient and physician scores for clinical outcomes found that disease severity decreased significantly (p < 0.001) between baseline, 2 and 8 years (adults from 6.2 +/- 1.7 to 2.9+/- 2.2 and 2.7 +/- 2.1; children from 6.1 +/- 1.8 to 2.1+/- 2.0 and 1.7 +/- 1.9). These effects persist for as long as 8 years.

Witt CM, et al. How healthy are chronically ill patients after eight years of homeopathic treatment?-- Results from a long term observational study. BMC Public Health. 2008 Dec 17;8:413.

Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

Witt, et al found that of 3981 patients seen in Swiss and German medical clinics practising homeopathy, andwho were treated with homeopathy, patient and physician scores for clinical outcomes found that disease severity decreased signifi cantly (p < 0.001) between baseline and 24 months (adults from 6.2 +/- 1.7 to 3.0 +/- 2.2; childrenfrom 6.1 +/- 1.8 to 2.2 +/- 1.9).

Witt CM, et al. Homeopathic medical practice: long-term results of a cohort study with 3981 patients. BMC Public Health. 2005 Nov 3;5:115.

Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

A study by Spence et al found that of 6544 consecutive UK NHS patients treated with homeopathy 70.7% reported positive health changes, with 50.7% recording their improvement as better or much better.

Spence DS, et al. Homeopathic treatment for chronic disease: a 6-year, university-hospital outpatient observational study. J Altern Complement Med. 2005 Oct;11(5):793-8.


The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies--a systematic review of the literature.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

“Even experiments with a high methodological standard could demonstrate an effect of high potencies.” 75 studies were evaluated.

Witt CM, et al. The in vitro evidence for an effect of high homeopathic potencies--a systematic review of the literature. Complement Ther Med. 2007 Jun;15(2):128-38.

A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

On a meta-analysis for the homeopathic medicine, Galphimia, for hay fever, Wiesenauer, et al state, “A signifi cant superiority of Galphimia glauca over placebo is demonstrated. Estimates of verum success rates are comparable with those of conventional antihistaminics, but no side effects occurred.” 11 studies were evaluated.

Wiesenauer M,et al..A meta-analysis of homeopathic treatment of pollinosis with Galphimia glauca. Wien Med Wochenschr. 1997;147(14):323-7.

The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

“The weight of evidence currently favours a positive treatment effect in eight (areas): childhood diarrhoea, fi brositis, hayfever, influenza, pain (miscellaneous), side effects of radio-or chemotherapy, sprains and upper respiratory tract infections.” 93 studies were evaluated.

Mathie RT. The research evidence base for homeopathy: a fresh assessment of the literature. Homeopathy 2003, 92:84-91.

Critical Review and Meta- Analysis of serially agitated dilutions in Experimental Toxicology.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

“Among the high quality studies, positive effects were reported 50% more often than negative effects.” 105 studies were evaluated.

Linde K, et al. Critical Review and Meta- Analysis of serially agitated dilutions in Experimental Toxicology. Human & Experimental Toxicology, 1994, Vol. 13, No. 7, 481-492.

Effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in general practice - summarized health technology assessment.

Al Gray - Thursday, July 08, 2010

“Effectiveness of homeopathy can be supported by clinical evidence”. 74 studies were evaluated.

Bornhoft et al. Effectiveness, safety and cost-effectiveness of homeopathy in general practice - summarized health technology assessment. Forsch Komplementarmed. 2006;13 Suppl 2:19-29.


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