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Marcus Zulian Teixeira

Marcus Zulian Teixeira
School of Medicine University of Sao Paulo · Hospital das Clínicas da Faculdade de Medicina da USP

MD, PhD

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Introduction
Engineer Agronomist graduated by Luiz de Queiróz College of Agriculture (ESALQ-USP) in 1981. Medical Doctor (M.D.) graduated by Medical School of the University of São Paulo (FMUSP) in 1991. Lato Sensu Postgraduate in Homeopathic Medicine by São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association (APH) in 1994. Title of Specialist Doctor in Homeopathy conferred by Brazilian Medical Association in 1995. PhD in Medical Sciences by FMUSP in 2009. Post-doctoral at the FMUSP in 2017. Researcher at FMUSP since 2001
Additional affiliations
March 2022 - present
University of São Paulo, School of Medicine
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • I am developing a new postdoctoral project entitled "Health and Spirituality according to the Spiritism: thematic anthology or state of the art of literature"
September 2014 - March 2017
University of São Paulo, School of Medicine
Position
  • PostDoc Position
Description
  • Potentized estrogen in homeopathic treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain: A 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study
December 2005 - February 2009
University of São Paulo, School of Medicine
Position
  • Doctorate degree - PhD
Description
  • Quali-quantitative clinical trial to evaluate the efficacy and the effectiveness of individualized homeopathic treatment in perennial allergic rhinitis
Education
February 2005 - February 2009
Scool of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Field of study
  • Homeopathic clinical trial
February 1992 - December 1994
Associação Paulista de Homeopatia (São Paulo Homeopathic Medical Association)
Field of study
  • Homeopathic Medicine
February 1986 - December 1991
School of Medicine, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Field of study
  • Medicine

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Publications (224)
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In July 2017, to demystify the fallacy – or post-truth – asserting “there are no scientific evidence for homeopathy”, the Technical Chamber for Homeopathy, Regional Medical Council of the State of São Paulo (Cremesp, Brazil) published the Dossiê Especial: “Evidências Científicas em Homeopatia”, available online and in printed editions of the scient...
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Background: Philosophical–scientific correlations described in previous studies suggest that the genome can be the biological representation of the vital force, whilst the disease-promoting epigenetic alterations would be the biological representation of the chronic miasmas. In this study, we expand the functional correlation between vital force an...
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Homeopathy employs the so-called ‘principle of similars’ as therapeutic method - which consists in administering medicines that cause certain primary symptoms in healthy individuals to treat similar symptoms in sick individuals (similia similibus curantur) – in order to induce a secondary and healing reaction of the body against its own disorders....
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When Samuel Hahnemann systematized homeopathy and the effects of drugs on the state of human health, he described the primary action of drugs and the following secondary and opposite reaction of the body. Seeking to apply this secondary action or vital reaction of the body as therapeutic method, he postulated the “principle of cure by similars”, i....
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Em vista da homeopatia estar fundamentada em pressupostos científicos distintos dos empregados pela prática médica convencional, frequentemente, é alvo de críticas infundadas disseminadas por indivíduos que, de forma sistemática, negam os princípios homeopáticos e qualquer evidência científica que os comprovem, por estarem envoltos em um negacionis...
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Homeopathy is often attacked in several countries by groups of individuals who call themselves "sceptics", who autocratically and systematically disparage and deny any scientific evidence which underlies the homeopathic model. In fact, this posture defines them as "pseudosceptics", because the true sceptic doubts, investigates and accepts the exist...
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Since homeopathy is based on the vitalist medical model, concepts such as vital force, mind, soul, spirit, etc., referring to the immaterial human nature, are frequently cited, making their understanding indispensable. Based on the works of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, including his minor writings and letters, this work seeks to clarify...
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Since homeopathy is based on the vitalist medical model, concepts such as vital force, mind, soul, spirit, etc., referring to the immaterial human nature, are frequently cited, making their understanding indispensable. Based on the works of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, including his minor writings and letters, this work seeks to clarify...
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O tratamento homeopático está fundamentado no princípio da similitude terapêutica, empregando medicamentos que causam determinados distúrbios para tratar manifestações semelhantes, estimulando uma reação do organismo contra seus próprios transtornos. A ocorrência dessa reação secundária do organismo, de natureza oposta à ação primária dos medicamen...
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Homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of therapeutic similarity (similitude), using drugs that cause certain disorders to treat similar manifestations, stimulating a reaction of the organism against its own disorders. The occurrence of this secondary reaction of the organism, with a nature opposite to the primary action of the drugs, is e...
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Following the pattern of traditional homeopathy, this work proposes to employ modern drugs according to the principle of therapeutic similitude, stimulating the healing rebound effect (vital reaction) of the organism through the administration of substances (in infinitesimal doses) that caused similar symptoms in healthy human. Is worth emphasizing...
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Following the pattern of traditional homeopathy, this work proposes to employ modern drugs according to the principle of therapeutic similitude, stimulating the healing rebound effect (vital reaction) of the organism through the administration of substances (in homeopathic doses) that caused similar symptoms in healthy human. Is worth emphasizing t...
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Seguindo a mesma dinâmica da homeopatia clássica, essa obra sistematiza uma proposta para empregar os fármacos modernos segundo o princípio da similitude terapêutica, estimulando o efeito rebote (reação vital) curativo do organismo através da administração de substâncias (em doses ultradiluídas) que despertaram sintomas semelhantes no estado de saú...
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Seguindo a mesma dinâmica da homeopatia clássica, essa obra sistematiza uma proposta para empregar os fármacos modernos segundo o princípio da similitude terapêutica, estimulando o efeito rebote (reação vital) curativo do organismo através da administração de substâncias (em doses ultradiluídas) que despertaram sintomas semelhantes no estado de saú...
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Since ancient Greece, Hippocrates had already taught that there were two forms of treatment: by the principle of contrary and by the principle of similar. Treatment based on the principle of contrary uses substances that act in a contrary or palliative manner (“anti-”) to the symptoms of the disease (eg: anti-inflammatory, antacids, antidepressants...
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Desde a Grécia Antiga, Hipócrates já ensinava que existiam duas formas de tratamento: pelo princípio dos contrários e pelo princípio dos semelhantes. O tratamento pelo princípio dos contrários emprega substâncias que agem de forma contrária ou paliativa (“anti-”) aos sintomas da doença (Ex.: anti-inflamatórios, antiácidos, antidepressivos, etc.). E...
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Building a bridge between homeopathic pharmacology (principle of similitude) and modern pharmacology, one can find countless reports in pharmacological compendia and clinical and experimental trials published in the scientific media describing the secondary reaction of the organism opposed to the primary action of the drug, which confirm Hahnemann’...
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Realizando a ponte entre a farmacologia homeopática (princípio da similitude) e a farmacologia moderna, encontramos uma infinidade de relatos, tanto em compêndios farmacológicos como em experimentos e ensaios clínicos publicados em periódicos científicos, que descrevem uma reação do organismo oposta e secundária a uma ação primária da droga, confir...
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Following the pattern of traditional homeopathy, this work proposes to employ modern drugs according to the principle of therapeutic similitude, stimulating the healing rebound effect (vital reaction) of the organism through the administration of substances (in infinitesimal doses) that caused similar symptoms in healthy human. Is worth emphasizing...
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Seguindo a mesma dinâmica da homeopatia clássica, essa obra sistematiza uma proposta para empregar os fármacos modernos segundo o princípio da similitude terapêutica, estimulando o efeito rebote (reação vital) curativo do organismo através da administração de substâncias (em doses dinamizadas) que despertaram sintomas semelhantes no estado de saúde...
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Seguindo a mesma dinâmica da homeopatia clássica, essa obra sistematiza uma proposta para empregar os fármacos modernos segundo o princípio da similitude terapêutica, estimulando o efeito rebote (reação vital) curativo do organismo através da administração de substâncias (em doses dinamizadas) que despertaram sintomas semelhantes no estado de saúde...
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Following the pattern of traditional homeopathy, this work proposes to employ modern drugs according to the principle of therapeutic similitude, stimulating the healing rebound effect (vital reaction) of the organism through the administration of substances (in infinitesimal doses) that caused similar symptoms in healthy human. Is worth emphasizing...
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The aging process occurs due to the decline of vital physiological functions and adaptability of the body, being influenced by genetics and lifestyle. With advances in genetics, biological aging can be calculated by telomere length. Telomeres are regions at the ends of chromosomes that play a role in the maintenance and integrity of DNA. With biolo...
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In view of homeopathy being based on scientific assumptions different from those employed by conventional medical practice, it is often the target of unfounded criticism spread by individuals who systematically deny the homeopathic principles and any scientific evidence that proves them, because they are wrapped in dogmatic negationism that prevent...
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Homeopathy might be employed for the prevention of epidemic diseases (homeoprophylaxis) provided remedies are selected on an individual basis in compliance with the 'principle of symptom-based similitude' and according to the totality of symptoms peculiar to a given epidemic (remedy of the 'epidemic genius' or 'genus epidemicus'), as countless exam...
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Enquanto a epidemiologia estuda a distribuição e os determinantes das doenças ou condições relacionadas à saúde em populações específicas, a epidemiologia clínica se ocupa da prática clínica através do estudo da variação e dos determinantes da evolução da doença. Epidemiologia clínica é uma ciência que visa fazer predições sobre pacientes individua...
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A aplicação profilática ou terapêutica em larga escala de medicamentos homeopáticos na pandemia de Covid-19 deve ser sustentada por protocolos clínicos prévios que demonstrem a eficácia, a efetividade e a segurança desses medicamentos”. O alerta é do médico Marcus Zulian Teixeira, coordenador do Departamento Científico de Homeopatia da Associação P...
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Enquanto a epidemiologia estuda a distribuição e os determinantes das doenças ou condições relacionadas à saúde em populações específicas, a epidemiologia clínica se ocupa da prática clínica através do estudo da variação e dos determinantes da evolução da doença. Epidemiologia clínica é uma ciência que visa fazer predições sobre pacientes individua...
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Tópicos abordados: Epidemiologia clínica em epidemias: premissas para a elaboração de estudos epidemiológicos. Tipos de estudos epidemiológicos em epidemias. Epidemiologia clínica homeopática em epidemias: premissas para a elaboração de estudos epidemiológicos. Tipos de estudos epidemiológicos homeopáticos em epidemias.
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Tópicos abordados: Epidemiologia clínica: premissas para a elaboração de estudos epidemiológicos. Tipos de estudos epidemiológicos. Epidemiologia clínica homeopática: premissas para a elaboração de estudos epidemiológicos. Tipos de estudos epidemiológicos homeopáticos.
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In addition to the recognized application in chronic diseases, individualized homeopathy can also act in a resolutive or complementary way in acute cases, including epidemic diseases. However, to achieve this intent, it presents a specific semiologic and therapeutic methodology that must be followed and respected, with the risk of not presenting th...
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Introdução: Desde os primórdios da humanidade, todas as populações valorizam a correlação entre a saúde e o binômio espiritualidade-religiosidade (E/R), embora tenham sido separados na prática médica moderna. Nas últimas décadas, têm-se observado um incremento de estudos e pesquisas que endossam a necessidade de se reconsiderar essa abordagem integ...
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Introduction: Since the beginnings of mankind, all populations have valued the correlation between health and the binomial spirituality-religiosity (S/R), although they have been separated in modern medical practice. In recent decades, there has been an increase in studies and researches that endorse the need to reconsider this integrative approach...
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Abstract: In addition to the recognized application in chronic diseases, individualized homeopathy can also act in a resolutive or complementary way in acute cases, including epidemic diseases. However, to achieve this intent, it presents a specific semiologic and therapeutic methodology that must be followed and respected, with the risk of not pr...
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Abstract: In addition to the recognized application in chronic diseases, individualized homeopathy can also act in a resolutive or complementary way in acute cases, including epidemic diseases. However, to achieve this intent, it presents a specific semiological and therapeutic methodology that must be followed and respected, with the risk of not...
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In addition to the recognized application in chronic diseases, individualized homeopathy can also act in a resolutive or complementary way in acute cases, including epidemic diseases. However, to achieve this intent, it presents a specific semiologic and therapeutic methodology that must be followed and respected, with the risk of not presenting th...
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Além da reconhecida aplicação nas doenças crônicas, a homeopatia individualizada também pode atuar de forma resolutiva ou complementar nos casos agudos, incluindo as doenças epidêmicas. No entanto, para atingir esse intento, apresenta uma metodologia semiológica e terapêutica específica que deve ser seguida e respeitada, com o risco de não apresent...
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Introduction: In homeopathic philosophy, vital force is a non-material substrate that is responsible for maintaining the body’s sensations and functions and where homeopathic medicines act. In genetics, the body’s vital functions are controlled by biochemical information, which is contained in the cell genome and consists of a protein encoding port...
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The aging process occurs due to the decline of physiological functions and the ability of the organism to adapt, being influenced by genetics and lifestyle. Currently, with advances in genetics, biological aging can be calculated by the telomere length (‘telomere lenght’). Telomeres are regions at the ends of chromosomes that play a role in the mai...
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En los últimos tiempos, diversas materias divulgadas en los grandes medios y redes sociales critican los gastos del Sistema Único de Salud (SUS) con las Prácticas Integrativas y Complementarias en Salud (PICS), afirmando, de forma inverosímil, que “billones de reales (R$) se gastan en prácticas que no presentan pruebas científicas”, utilizando esta...
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A homeopatia é um modelo terapêutico empregado mundialmente, que vem despertando, nas últimas décadas, juntamente com outras abordagens da medicina integrativa, o interesse crescente de usuários, estudantes de medicina e médicos. A homeopatia propicia uma prática médica segura e eficiente, propondo-se a compreender e tratar o binômio doente-doença...
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O modelo homeopático de tratamento das enfermidades, fundamentado em 1796 pelo médico alemão Samuel Hahnemann, emprega premissas epistemológicas distintas das preconizadas pela medicina convencional, tais como: princípio da similitude terapêutica, experimentação patogenética dos medicamentos em indivíduos sadios, emprego de medicamentos dinamizados...
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After every homeopathic prescription result, we notice changes in the individual’s health state wich can help the homeopathic physician to evaluate and conduct the case in it’s evolution. Systemized by Kent, the prognosis are described, in great number, in Hahnemann’s written. This work intent to assemble, in didactic way, the concepts and opinions...
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After a large bibliographic investigation about the subject, we invited the teaching body of the Associação Paulista de Homeopatia (APH, São Paulo, Brasil) to discuss the polemical theme about the “homeopathic aggravations” in order to render uniform the concepts approached, many times, in different ways by classic authors. This material arose from...
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This is a unique work, which documents how homeopathy can achieve predictably successful results in emergencies such as anaphylactic shock, acute abdomen, acute asthma, myocardial infarction of the inferior wall, and oedema of the glottis. The book contains various well-documented case histories, similar to those written by the old American homeopa...
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In July 2017, to demystify the fallacy – or post-truth – asserting “there are no scientific evidence for homeopathy”, the Technical Chamber for Homeopathy, Regional Medical Council of the State of São Paulo (CREMESP, Brazil) published the Special Dossier “Evidências Científicas em Homeopatia”, available online in the scientific journal of the São P...
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Introduction: In addition to the four pillars of homeopathy, vitalism and the miasmatic theory are often used to explain the health–disease process. According to Hahnemann's concepts, homeopathic miasms are the main obstacle to the cure of chronic diseases, with psora being the fundamental cause of all forms of diseases. According to modern genetic...
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ABSTRACT - Homeopathy is permitted in Brazil for use in organic animal and plant production systems. In recent years there has been a considerable increase in the number of publications studying the effect of homeopathic dynamizations on plant diseases and in control of their pathogens In most of these studies, at least one dynamization was found t...
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Esse breve artigo escrito para o jornal ‘Folha de São Paulo’ demonstra a existência de evidências científicas em homeopatia [This brief article written for the newspaper ‘Folha de São Paulo’ demonstrates the existence of scientific evidence in homeopathy]
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To clarify for doctors, researchers, health professionals, and the general population, and demystify culturally rooted dogmatic postures, the Technical Chamber for Homeopathy (TC-Homeopathy), Regional Medical Council of the State of São Paulo (CREMESP, Brazil) prepared the Special Dossier, “Scientific Evidence for Homeopathy,” which is available on...
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Para desmistificar a falácia ou pós-verdade de que “não existem evidências científicas em homeopatia”, disseminada indistintamente em todos os meios, a Câmara Técnica de Homeopatia do Conselho Regional de Medicina do Estado de São Paulo (CREMESP) elaborou o Dossiê Especial “Evidências Científicas em Homeopatia”, que acaba de ser disponibilizado onl...
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Homeopathy is based on the law of similarity, which tells us that the use of drugs that produce symptoms similar to those of diseases stimulates the body’s reaction to relieve their own ailments. Homeopathic treatment can use all kinds of substances (natural or synthetic, in weight or infinitesimal doses) provided that this principle is respected....
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Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar a eficácia e a segurança do estrogênio potencializado em comparação com o placebo no tratamento homeopático da dor pélvica associada à endometriose (DPAE). Desenho do estudo: Ensaio randomizado, duplo-cego e placebo-controlado de 24 semanas de duração, que incluiu 50 mulheres com idade entre 18-45 anos de idade, diagnóstico...
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Resumo Introdução: Dentre as premissas não convencionais do modelo homeopático, o emprego de doses ultradiluídas de medicamentos desperta questionamentos e ceticismo na classe científica, acostumada ao paradigma dose-dependente da farmacologia clássica. Para evidenciar o efeito das ultradiluições homeopáticas em seres vivos, pesquisas são realizada...
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Resumo Introdução: O modelo homeopático de tratamento utiliza o ‘princípio dos semelhantes’ como método terapêutico, administrando medicamentos que causam determinados sintomas em indivíduos sadios para tratar sintomas semelhantes em indivíduos doentes (similia similibus curantur), com o intuito de despertar uma reação secundária e curativa do orga...
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Resumo Introdução: Empregadas de forma alternada, complementar ou integrada ao modelo biomédico vigente, a demanda da população por terapêuticas não convencionais vem aumentado substancialmente nas últimas décadas, exigindo dos médicos noções básicas dessas diversas terapias, a fim de que possam orientar seus pacientes em tratamentos diferentes dos...
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Mucha gente tiene un concepto equivocado de la Homeopatía, debido a que no profundiza en algunos de sus elementos básicos. Hay que empezar por entender el principio de los semejantes: “toda sustancia capaz de provocar determinados síntomas en una persona sana puede curar estos mismos síntomas en una perso-na enferma”, para luego analizar un poco má...
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In July 2017, to demystify the fallacy – or post-truth – asserting “there are no scientific evidence for homeopathy”, the Technical Chamber for Homeopathy, Regional Medical Council of the State of São Paulo (CREMESP, Brazil) published the Special Dossier “Evidências Científicas em Homeopatia”, available online in the scientific journal of the São P...
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Introduction: Used as complementary to, alternating or integrated with mainstream medicine, the population’s demand for non-conventional therapies has substantially increased in the past decades, requiring from doctors knowledge on the basic notions of such therapeutics to orient their patients regarding treatments different to the ones they usuall...
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Introduction: Homeopathy employs the so-called ‘principle of similars’ as therapeutic method, which consists in administering medicines that cause certain symptoms in healthy individuals to treat similar symptoms in sick individuals (similia similibus curantur)to arouse a secondary and healing reaction by the body against its own disorders. This se...
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Introduction: Among the non-conventional grounds of homeopathy, the use of medicines in high dilutions is a cause for objections and skepticism among the scientific community, trained within the dose-dependency paradigm of classic pharmacology. Research aiming at evidencing the effects of homeopathic high dilutions has resource to several experimen...
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of potentized estrogen compared to placebo in homeopathic treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP). Study design: The present was a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that included 50 women aged 18-45 years old with diagnosis of deeply infiltrating endometriosis...
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Antropologia é a ciência que tem como objetivo estudar o homem em sua pluralidade de modos de vida e de pensamento, incorporando os diversos aspectos da individualidade às suas modalidades de estudo (biológica, social, cultural e filosófica). Por sua vez, a Antropologia Médica estuda os fatores que influenciam o processo saúde-doença, incluindo os...
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Para desmitificar a falácia ou pós-verdade de que “não existem evidências científicas em homeopatia”, disseminada indistintamente em todos os meios, a Câmara Técnica de Homeopatia do Conselho Regional de Medicina do Estado de São Paulo (CREMESP) elaborou o Dossiê Especial “Evidências Científicas em Homeopatia”, que acaba de ser disponibilizado onli...
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Resumo Introdução: Empregadas de forma alternada, complementar ou integrada ao modelo biomédico vigente, a demanda da população por terapêuticas não convencionais vem aumentado substancialmente nas últimas décadas, exigindo dos médicos noções básicas dessas diversas terapias, a fim de que possam orientar seus pacientes em tratamentos diferentes dos...
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Resumo Introdução: O modelo homeopático de tratamento utiliza o ‘princípio dos semelhantes’ como método terapêutico, administrando medicamentos que causam determinados sintomas em indivíduos sadios para tratar sintomas semelhantes em indivíduos doentes (similia similibus curantur), com o intuito de despertar uma reação secundária e curativa do orga...
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Resumo Introdução: Dentre as premissas não convencionais do modelo homeopático, o emprego de doses ultradiluídas de medicamentos desperta questionamentos e ceticismo na classe científica, acostumada ao paradigma dose-dependente da farmacologia clássica. Para evidenciar o efeito das ultradiluições homeopáticas em seres vivos, pesquisas são realizada...
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Resumo Objetivo: Avaliar a eficácia e a segurança do estrogênio potencializado em comparação com o placebo no tratamento homeopático da dor pélvica associada à endometriose (DPAE). Desenho do estudo: Ensaio randomizado, duplo-cego e placebo-controlado de 24 semanas de duração, que incluiu 50 mulheres com idade entre 18-45 anos de idade, diagnóstico...
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The homeopathic treatment is based on the principle of therapeutic similitude, employing medicines that cause certain disorders to treat similar manifestations, stimulating a reaction of the organism against its own ailments. The occurrence of this secondary reaction of the organism, opposite in nature to the primary action of the medicines, is evi...
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Objective: To evaluate the efficacy and safety of potentized estrogen compared to placebo in homeopathic treatment of endometriosis-associated pelvic pain (EAPP). Study design: The present was a 24-week, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial that included 50 women aged 18-45 years old with diagnosis of deeply infiltrating endometriosis...
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Background: Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes difficult-to-treat pelvic pain. Thus being, many patients seek help in complementary and alternative medicine, including homeopathy. The effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for endometriosis is controversial due to the lack of evidences in the literature. The aim of the pres...
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Background: Employing the secondary action or adaptative reaction of the organism as therapeutic response, homeopathy uses the treatment by similitude (similia similibus curentur) administering to sick individuals the medicines that caused similar symptoms in healthy individuals. Such homeostatic or paradoxical reaction of the organism is scientif...
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Resumen: La búsqueda de la comprensión del individuo en su totalidad sintomática ha sido uno de los propósitos de la Homeopatía desde sus comienzos. A todo lo largo de su historia, los homeópatas se han interesado por la cuestión de que el tratamiento inadecuado de las enfermedades agudas en la infancia pudiera conducir a enfermedades crónicas futu...
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O fenômeno placebo-nocebo é uma realidade observada em toda prática terapêutica, com seus mecanismos psiconeurofisiológicos estudados e descritos na literatura médica e científica. Por ser um aspecto inerente ao cuidado em saúde, deveria ser conhecido por todos os profissionais da saúde que se dedicam à prática e à pesquisa clínica. De forma genera...
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Background: Endometriosis is a chronic inflammatory disease that causes difficult-to-treat pelvic pain. Thus being, many patients seek help in complementary and alternative medicine, including homeopathy. The effectiveness of homeopathic treatment for endometriosis is controversial due to the lack of evidences in the literature. The aim of the pre...
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Using the empirical or phenomenological research method by observing the effects of drugs in the human physiology, Samuel Hahnemann proposed the homeopathic treatment. He synthesized modern pharmacodynamic in the ‘primary action’ of the drugs and in the consequent and opposite ‘secondary action’ or ‘vital reaction’ of the organism. Noting that drug...
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Além da materialidade grosseira do corpo físico, sempre se acreditou na existência de uma natureza imaterial do homem, assumindo várias conotações ao longo das diversas civilizações humanas. Em todas as filosofias e religiões, termos como alma, espírito, mente, força vital, etc. são citados, representando uma entidade energética-espiritual com asce...
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Além da materialidade grosseira do corpo físico, sempre se acreditou na existência de uma natureza imaterial do homem, assumindo várias conotações ao longo das diversas civilizações humanas. Em todas as filosofias e religiões, termos como alma, espírito, mente, força vital, etc. são citados, representando uma entidade energética-espiritual com asce...
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La Homeopatía puede utilizarse para la prevención de enfermedades epidêmicas (homeoprofilaxis) siempre que los medicamentos sean escogidos individualmente, de acuerdo al ‘principio de semejanza sintomática’ y a la totalidad de los sintomas característicos de una epidemia dada (remedio del ‘genio epidémico’), como demuestran un gran número de ejempl...
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Apesar da secular eficácia terapêutica da homeopatia, fator imprescindível na manutenção deste método de tratamento até os dias atuais, o meio acadêmico e científico exige comprovações segundo os seus parâmetros de pesquisa e avaliação. Essa é sempre a tônica das discussões entre homeopatas e 'alopatas', pois esses dois métodos de tratamento estão...
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Manual de Saúde da Família contempla o conteúdo mais abrangente sobre o tema, visando ao aperfeiçoamento do atendimento primário e à promoção da qualidade de vida, sendo indispensável a estudantes, residentes, médicos e demais profissionais da saúde interessados nesta área. Elaborada principalmente para expor, analisar, interpretar e propor a medic...
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This is a unique work, which documents how homeopathy can achieve predictably successful results in emergencies such as anaphylactic shock, acute abdomen, acute asthma, myocardial infarction of the inferior wall, and oedema of the glottis. The book contains 145 well-documented case histories, similar to those written by the old American homeopathic...
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La Homeopatía puede utilizarse para la prevención de enfermedades epidêmicas (homeoprofilaxis) siempre que los medicamentos sean escogidos individualmente, de acuerdo al ‘principio de semejanza sintomática’ y a la totalidad de los sintomas característicos de una epidemia dada (remedio del ‘genio epidémico’), como demuestran un gran número de ejempl...
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Apesar da secular eficácia terapêutica da homeopatia, fator imprescindível na manutenção deste método de tratamento até os dias atuais, o meio acadêmico e científico exige comprovações segundo os seus parâmetros de pesquisa e avaliação. Essa é sempre a tônica das discussões entre homeopatas e 'alopatas', pois esses dois métodos de tratamento estão...
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Todos que se dedicam ao ensino da homeopatia, seja na graduação ou na pós-graduação, observam a dificuldade dos estudantes no entendimento teórico dos pressupostos homeopáticos, por estarem inseridos em paradigmas distintos aos propagados pela ciência hegemônica. • Ao se deparar com o princípio de cura pela similitude, fundamentado na experimentaçã...
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Using the empirical or phenomenological research method by observing the effects of drugs in the human physiology, Samuel Hahnemann proposed the homeopathic treatment. He synthesized modern pharmacodynamic in the ‘primary action’ of the drugs and in the consequent and opposite ‘secondary action’ or ‘vital reaction’ of the organism. Noting that drug...
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Using the empirical or phenomenological research method by observing the effects of drugs in the human physiology, Samuel Hahnemann proposed the homeopathic treatment. He synthesized modern pharmacodynamic in the ‘primary action’ of the drugs and in the consequent and opposite ‘secondary action’ or ‘vital reaction’ of the organism. Noting that drug...
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Como otras formas de medicina, incluyendo la medicina complementaria y alternativa, la homeopatía provoca expectativas de los pacientes. La relación médico-paciente, el tratamiento personal y amplio, y la falta de efectos adversos, constituyen elementos para crear expectativas positivas. Otros elementos pueden asociarse a las expectativas negativas...

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Since homeopathy is based on the vitalist medical model, concepts such as vital force, mind, soul, spirit, etc., referring to the non-material human nature, are frequently cited, making their understanding indispensable. Based on the works of Samuel Hahnemann, founder of homeopathy, including his minor writings and letters, this work seeks to clarify these conceptions, in order to dissolve doctrinal confusions. In this study, the concept of ‘instinctive and irrational vital force’, analogous to the Hippocratic 'vis medicatrix naturae', becomes clear, forming a substantial compound with the physical body and a nature distinct from the intelligent spirit. As another entity distinct from the previous ones, Hahnemann also mentions the mind, seat of the soul, as ‘physical organs almost non-material, of higher hierarchy’, attributing to the human psyche the greatest influence in the binomial health-disease, referring to the moral and ethics as preventive and curative factors for diseases that affect humanity. He criticizes scholasticism and the excess of metaphysical speculations, moving away from any philosophical or religious current, offering us universalist spiritualist concepts within moral and ethical principles, further enhancing his work and demonstrating that he is a prejudice-free observer. For Hahnemann, the physical body forms a substantial unity with the vital principle, and not with the soul, being commanded by the intelligent spirit that in him dwells. The mind, as a psychic organ, assumes an important role in the relationship between these entities that make up the human being. According to the main vitalistic medical rationalities, it is evident that the disorder responsible for the genesis of organic diseases is located in the vital principle, tsri or chi, linga sharira, vital body or ethereal body, all corresponding to the Hippocratic 'vis medicatrix naturae', instinctive, automatic and devoid of intelligence, which in its modus operandi resembles the psycho-neuro-immuno-endocrine-metabolic system studied by integrative physiology in reactions to stress.
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Comparing the approaches of Hahnemann and Kent, we analysed the 'mecanism of the drugs' action', the 'types of aggravation', 'the necessity of the homeophatic aggravation', the relationship between 'aggravation and dosage or the strenght of the medicine' and the 'aggravation of the psychic condition'. To conclude this study, we verified that some concepts are approached in different ways by the analysed authors, requiring us a clear differentiation, in order to be able to speak the same language. In case of not doing this distinction, we will mix many different situations, creating doctrinaire disorders when we apply them in the follow-up and evolution of the case (example: in homeophatic prognosis). In its turn, after every homeopathic prescription result, we notice changes in the individual's health state wich can help the homeopathic physician to evaluate and conduct the case in it's evolution. Systemized by Kent, the prognosis are described, in great number, in Hahnemann's written. This work intent to assemble, in didactic way, the concepts and opinions from both authors, bringuing up the agreements and disagreements related to these issues, once that this indistinctly mix induce to important doctrines mistakes.
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To present to the Brazilian homeopathic medical community a homeopathic pathogenetic trial protocol consistent with the requirements of modern scientific methodology, in order to provide a systematic that allows the standardization of procedure and its application in the various instances that propose to carry out research in this area. Objetivo: Apresentar à comunidade médica homeopática brasileira um protocolo de experimentação patogenética homeopática condizente com as exigências da metodologia científica moderna, a fim de disponibilizar uma sistemática que permita a uniformização do procedimento e sua aplicação nas diversas instâncias que se proponham a realizar pesquisa nessa área.