Homeopathy for polycystic ovary syndrome: more homeopathic pseudoscience
It is time, I think, to express my gratitude to Dr Jens Behnke, a German homeopath employed by the pro-homeopathy lobby group the 'Carstens Stiftung', who diligently tweets trials of homeopathy which he obviously believes prove the value of his convictions. The primary objective of this new study was to evaluate the efficacy of homoeopathy for women suffering from polycystic ovary syndrome. This condition is characterised by: irregular periods which means your ovaries don't regularly release eggs, abnormally high levels of male hormones in the body, which may cause physical signs such as excess facial or body hair, polycystic ovaries – ovaries become enlarged and contain many fluid-filled sacs (follicles) which surround the eggs. There's no cure for PCOS, but the symptoms can usually be treated. As so often in such situations, homeopaths are happy to step into the fray. This single-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled pilot study was conducted at two research centres in India. The