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Title: The homeopathic treatment of warts involving the use of Thuja occidentals tincture and tablets
Authors: Giles, Lance
Issue Date: 1995
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of Thuja occidentalis tincture and Thuja occidental is tablets in the treatment of warts. The study design was double-blind, a sample group of thirty patients was selected, and then randomised into two groups by an independent pharmacist. The first group of fifteen patients were administered Thuja occidentalis 9CH tablets, which were taken twice daily.The second group of fifteen patients were administered Thuja occidentalis 9CH tablets, which were taken twice daily as well as Thuja occidental is tincture, which was applied twice daily to the warts. On initial consultation, a colour photograph of the wart was taken. Every three weeks thereafter a questionnaire was completed by the patients on their perception of the treatment and colour photographs were again taken to evaluate whether, changes in the surface areas had occurred. The surface areas of the warts, as seen on the colour photographs, were measured using a scanner. The trial was conducted over a three month period. In order to investigate the correlation between treatment and clinical manifestations of the warts, the two groups were compared using the paired T test.The tablet group (p=O.008) and the tablet and tincture group (p=O.022), indicating there is no statistically significant difference between the two groups. The unpaired T test (p=O.078), also showed that there was no significant difference between the two groups.
Dissertation submitted in partial compliance with the requirements for the Masters Diploma in Technology in Homeopathy at Technikon Natal, Durban, South Africa, 1995.
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