Homeopathy service in a National Health Service community menopause clinic: audit of clinical outcomes

J Br Menopause Soc. 2005 Jun;11(2):72-3. doi: 10.1258/136218005775544516.


Sheffield's National Health Service community menopause clinic has run a homeopathy service since 1998. The service provides an alternative treatment option for those women who cannot take hormone replacement therapy, do not want it, have found it ineffective, or have been advised to stop it. Patients receive homeopathic treatment (monthly consultations plus individualized homeopathic medicines) for up to six sessions. An audit was undertaken of all patients referred to this service between 2001 and 2003, in which patients completed the Measure Yourself Medical Outcome Profile. Patients reported significant benefit from the service. The greatest response was seen in those reporting headaches, vasomotor symptoms, emotional/psychological symptoms and tiredness/fatigue as their primary symptoms.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Ambulatory Care Facilities
  • Cohort Studies
  • Community Health Services / methods
  • Complementary Therapies / methods
  • Female
  • Homeopathy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Medical Audit*
  • Menopause* / drug effects
  • Menopause* / physiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Outcome Assessment, Health Care
  • Patient Participation
  • Patient Satisfaction
  • State Medicine / organization & administration*
  • Surveys and Questionnaires
  • United Kingdom
  • Women's Health*