Homeopathy and rheumatic disease

Rheum Dis Clin North Am. 2000 Feb;26(1):117-23, x. doi: 10.1016/s0889-857x(05)70125-3.


Despite a growing interest in uncovering the basic mechanisms of arthritis, medical treatment remains symptomatic. Current medical treatments do not consistently halt the long-term progression of these diseases, and surgery may still be needed to restore mechanical function in large joints. Patients with rheumatic syndromes often seek alternative therapies, with homeopathy being one of the most frequent. Homeopathy is one of the most frequently used complementary therapies worldwide.

Publication types

  • Meta-Analysis

MeSH terms

  • Arthritis, Rheumatoid / therapy*
  • Controlled Clinical Trials as Topic
  • Fibromyalgia / therapy
  • Homeopathy*
  • Humans
  • Osteoarthritis / therapy