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The effectiveness of homoeopathic similimum treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS)

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dc.contributor.author Saul, Wayne
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-12T09:14:14Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-12T09:14:14Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.other a299538
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10321/44
dc.description Thesis (M.Tech.: Homoeopathy)-Dept. of Homoeopathy, Durban Institute of Technology, 2005 xxvii, 153 p. en
dc.description.abstract Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) remains a medically unexplained syndrome, with differing aetiological models, case definitions and treatment recommendations (Ranjith, 2005:13). Sharpe & Wessely (1997:179) state that the current case definition for CFS has assumed acceptance as representing nothing more than a working definition of a clinical problem, pending further understanding. CFS has subsequently become the focus of much research and debate (Wessely, Hotopf & Sharpe, 1999:13). Notwithstanding, the definition in terms of diagnostic criteria is adequate in meeting the needs of research studies (Rutherford, 2003). Anecdotal reports, espousing the effectiveness of homoeopathic treatment of CFS, points to the use of the similimum. (Bailey, 1995:189; De Schepper, 2001:6-7; Hardy, 2005:8-10). However, the limited research available on the subject suggests that more research needs to be conducted in this regard (Wessely, Hotopf & Sharpe, 1999:371; Walach, 2004:210-211). This double-blind placebo-controlled study was conducted to determine the effectiveness of homoeopathic similimum treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Homoeopathy--Dissertations, Academic en
dc.subject Chronic fatigue syndrome en
dc.subject Homoeopathy--Materia medica and therapeutics en
dc.title The effectiveness of homoeopathic similimum treatment in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) en
dc.type Thesis en


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