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Title: The treatment of cellulite using natrum sulphuricum
Authors: Spitze, Brigitte Henriette
Issue Date: 1995
The purpose of this double-blind study was to assess the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment of cellulite in conjunction with massage as opposed to massage alone. Of the patients responding to the advertising done by the Department of Homoeopathy, Technikon Natal, 20 eligible patients were accepted into the study and were randomly assigned to two equal groups. The first group received homoeopathic Natrum sulphuricum 9 Cll, twice daily, in conjunction with twice weekly massages. The second group were given placebo pills and also had massages twice weekly. The participants were assessed four times: initially, after eight massages (one month of treatment), sixteen massages (two months of treatment) and after twenty-four massages (three months). The assessment consisted of: percentage body fat (assessed by measuring skin folds on predesignated locations using callipers), body mass index (calculated using the height and weight of the participants) as well as girth measurements (taken at the waist, the hips, the buttocks as well as both thighs). The data was then tabulated and analysed using SGPLUS computer-aided data analysis. Non-parametric tests were used to establish statistical significance. However no statistical differences were found between the two groups or within the groups.
A dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Master's Diploma in Technology: Homoeopathy, Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1995.
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