Sinusitis

  • Clinical trial, with positive  findings, on 80 patients treated for sinusitis at medical practices in  Ukraine. Approximately half of the patients were randomly allocated to  receive a combination homeopathic medicine, and the others received a  dummy pill (placebo); they were not told which treatment group they were  in. After 3 weeks, the patients who received the homeopathic medicine  reported more improvement in sinusitis symptoms than those who received  placebo. PubMed Link
  • Clinical trial, with positive findings,  on a total of 131 patients treated for long-term sinusitis by Ear Nose  & Throat specialists in Germany. Approximately two thirds of the  patients were randomly allocated to receive a homeopathic medicine  called Euphorbium (in either of two different formulations), and the  others received a dummy pill (placebo). They were not told which of the  treatment groups they were in. After 5 months, the patients who received  Euphorbium reported more improvement in sinusitis symptoms than those  that received placebo.Weiser M, Clasen B (1994). Randomisierte plazebokontrolierte  Doppelblindstudie zur Untersuchung der klinische Wirksamkeit der  homöopathischen Euphorbium compositum-Nasentropfen S bei chronischer  Sinusitis [Randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind study of the  clinical efficacy of the homeopathic Euphorbium compositum-S nasal spray  in cases of chronic sinusitis]. Forschende Komplementärmedizin;  1:251–259.
  • Clinical trial, with non-conclusive  findings, on a total of 152 patients treated for sinusitis by doctors in  Germany. Approximately three quarters of the patients were randomly  allocated to receive a homeopathic medicine (in one of three different  formulations); the other quarter received a dummy pill (placebo). They  were not told which of the treatment groups they were in. After 3–4  weeks, there was no difference in the improvement of sinusitis symptoms  that was reported from the four groups of patients. PubMed Link
  • Clinical trial, with positive findings,  on 107 patients treated for acute sinusitis by Ear Nose & Throat  specialists in Ukraine. Approximately half of the patients were randomly  allocated to receive a homeopathic medicine called Sinfrontal, and the  others received a dummy pill (placebo); they were not told which  treatment group they were in. After 1 week, the patients who received  the homeopathic medicine reported less severe sinusitis symptoms than  those who received placebo. PubMed Link