Dr Preema Riyas
Twenty cases of cystitis, in female patients under the age group 15-50 years were included in the study. Statistical evaluation of pre and post treatment scores showed that the Homoeopathic medicines prescribed according to the individual peculiarities of the patient was found to be more effective in the treatment of cystitis.
Homoeopathy differs with regular medicine in its interpretation and application of several fundamental principles of science. It is these differences of interpretation and the practice growing out of them which gave homoeopathy its individuality and continues its existence as a distinct school of medicine1.
Disease is always primarily a morbid dynamical or functional disturbance of the vital principle; and upon this is reared the entire edifice of therapeutic medication governed by the law of similia as a selective principle.1
Cystitis is the most common urinary tract infection among women during the reproductive years2. The vast majority of acute symptomatic involve young women. It was reported that an annual incidence of 0.5 – 0.7 infections per year occur in this group3. Cystitis is common among women between 20 and 50 years of age4.
Cystitis in adult women is of concern mainly because they cause discomfort, minor morbidity, time lost from work and substantial health care cost3.
Because of the risk of the infection spreading to the kidneys (complicated UTI) and due to the high complication rate in the elderly population, prompt treatment is almost always recommended5.
Since homoeopathic treatment has found to be effective in managing cystitis cases, and a scientific study on this subject is not known to be conducted, an attempt is made to evaluate the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines with appropriate statistical analysis. Analysis is based on Paired t test with the level of significance, P<.01 0r P <.05. The method of approach is a clinical study without the use of control.
Aim and objective of the study
To assess the efficacy of homoeopathic treatment in the management of cystitis affecting females of the age group 15 – 50 years.
Cystitis is an infection of the bladder, but the term is often used indiscriminately and covers a range of infections and irritations in the lower urinary system9.
The following salient conclusions have been drawn from the present study after summarizing its findings. 1) Homoeopathic medicines are effective in the management of cystitis.
2) Age group mostly affected is between 36 – 40 years.
3) Psora is the predominant miasm in the background.
Dr Preema Riyas BHMS,MD(Hom)
Department of Organon of Medicine
Govt. Homeopathic Medical College. Calicut. Kerala
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