CCRH published Standard Treatment Guidelines in Homoeopathy based on WHO ratings

The Quality and standard health care delivery is very important for the people of a country. To have quality control and assurance set standards are required to reach the target harmonized health care delivery. Standard Treatment Guidelines (STGs), systematically developed statement designed to assist practitioners and patients in making decisions about appropriate health care for specific clinical circumstances are one such document.

Homoeopathy is a holistic system of medicine wherein patients are treated with an individualistic approach. Here the treatment is given tailored to each patient. Quality control and assurance can be achieved by following uniform guidelines which is in consonance with the available homoeopathic literature, modern medicine, research and day to day practice. In pursuance to Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India, Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy has taken a lead and developed standard treatment guidelines for both acute and chronic diseases.

The set of conditions included is not exhaustive, but rather is based on the conditions recommended for management and treatment in day to day practice. It is emphasised that the choices described here have the weight of scientific evidence to support them, together with the collective opinion of a wide group of recognised experts.

Recommended treatments are primarily limited to the medicines which were published in research papers, opinion of experts, experience in homoeopathic practice. It also covers medicines enlisted in essential drug list (2012).

This standard treatment guidelines (STGs) is designed for use by a homoeopath at all the levels delivering the Health Services. The guidelines can also be used by general practitioners in their private practice. The STGs are designed to be used as a guide to treatment choices and as a reference book to help in the overall management of patients, such as when to refer.

The research recommendations used have been rated on the following WHO ratings:

Evidence rating A − requires at least one randomised control trial as part of a body of scientific literature of overall good quality and consistency addressing the specific recommendation.

Evidence rating B − requires the availability of well−conducted clinical studies but no randomised clinical trials on the topic of recommendation.

Evidence rating C − requires evidence obtained from expert committee reports or opinions and/or clinical experience of respected authorities. This indicates an absence of directly applicable clinical studies of good quality.

The content of these treatment guidelines will undergo a process of continuous review. Comments or suggestions for improvement are welcome. Those comments or suggestions for addition of diseases should include evidence of prevalence as well as a draft treatment guideline using the format set out in this book.

To use these guidelines effectively, it is important that you become familiar with the contents. Take time to read the book and understand the content and layout.

The contents of this book have been arranged in alphabetical order/acute/chronic.

Within each section, the disease which are significant with research outcome both nationally and internationally have been identified. For each of these disease states the structuring of the information and guidance has been standardised to include a brief description of the condition or disease, more common signs and symptoms, general management followed homoeopathic treatment choices and flow chart of entire condition.

The book also incorporates the assessment scales used by across the globe by researchers and to some extent by physicians can also be used for making homoeopathy evidence based system of medicine.

Homoeopathic therapeutics have been suggested, which includes the characteristic physical and mental generals and particular symptoms related to the disease. The pattern has been adopted to emphasize on holistic approach of homoeopathic treatment which forms the fundamental basis of prescription.

The book puts forward a group of medicines found most commonly indicated in each disease as identified from published research papers, MateriaMedica and inputs of experienced homoeopathic practitioners.

(Updated on 10th July, 2016)

  1. Acute otitis media
  2. Alcohol dependence
  3. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  4. Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  5. Cancer
  6. Depression
  7. Diabetes mellitus
  8. Diarrhoea
  9. Hypertension
  10. Irritable bowel syndrome
  11. Menopause
  12. Polycystic ovarian syndrome
  13. Psoriasis
  14. Rhinitis
  15. Sinusitis
  16. Urolithiasis
  17. Uterine fibroids
  18. Vitiligo

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