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A homoeopathic drug proving of the venom of the eastern green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) analysing symptomatology in relation to the doctrine of signatures and toxicological data
Provings are an essential element in the development of the homoeopathic medicine knowledge base and scope of practice. There are many South African indigenous plants and animals that can play a role in homoeopathy but ...
The immediate effect of spinal manipulative therapy on club head velocity in amateur golfers suffering from mechanical low back pain
Background: Back pain among the golfing population is considered endemic as it has been recommended to golfers that they should attempt to use a state of maximal spinal rotation in their golf swing in order to achieve ...
An evaluation of the homoeopathic drug proving of Gymnura natalensis in light of a doctrine of signatures analysis and a comparison between the proving symptomatology and venom toxicology
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of Gymnura natalensis 30CH on healthy volunteers, and to record the signs and symptoms produced, so that it may be prescribed to those requiring it according to the Law of ...
A survey to determine the perceptions of nurses in the eThekwini region towards homeopathy
A survey method was employed to investigate the perceptions of nurses in eThekwini towards homeopathy. The aim of this study was to answer the following questions: What does the nursing community in the eThekwini region ...
The therapeutic efficacy of dry needling latent myofascial trigger points
The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficacy of dry needling latent myofascial trigger points, in the treatment of Myofascial Pain Syndrome.
A group analysis evaluation of existing avian (bird) homoeopathic remedies in terms of known materia medica
Until recently homoeopathic remedies have been studied and understood by considering each remedy in isolation (Scholten, 1993). In the last few years a new method of understanding homoeopathic remedies, called group ...
A prospective pilot investigation of the Zulu translation of the Roland-Morris questionnaire with respect to its concurrent validity when compared to its English counterpart
Background: Lower back pain is a common problem, globally, as well as in South Africa. Zulu is the first language of a very large proportion of the South African population, and as such, addressing the needs of this ...
The treatment of myofascial pain syndrome using therapeutic ultrasound, on upper trapezius trigger points : a double-blinded placebo controlled study comparing the pulsed and continuous waveforms of ultrasound
This study was a prospective, randomised, double blinded, placebo controlled, comparative clinical trial to establish the efficacy of therapeutic ultrasound and compare the effectiveness of the two waveforms of ultrasound ...
The effect of Phosphoricum acidum 200CH on the adverse physiological effects induced by exercise in cyclists
The treatment with homoeopathic remedies, namely Phosphoricum acidum 200CH has proved to be effective in many clinical situations; however confirmation of its use within the sporting industry is limited. This study aimed ...
The effect of three manipulative treatment protocols on quadriceps muscle strength in patients with Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome
Knee joint pathologies, in general, are associated with a loss of knee-extensor muscle strength. This weakness has been attributed to arthrogenic muscle inhibition (AMI). Manipulation of the sacroiliac (SI) has been shown ...