Additional effects of homeopathy on chronic periodontitis: a 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial

Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2014 Aug;20(3):141-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ctcp.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Apr 8.


Background and objective: The aim of this study was test the hypothesis that homeopathy (H) enhances the effects of scaling and root planing (SRP) in patients with chronic periodontitis (CP).

Materials and methods: 50 patients with CP were randomly allocated to one of two treatment groups: SRP (C-G) or SRP + H (H-G). Assessments were made at baseline and after 3 and 12 months of treatments. The local and systemic responses to the treatments were evaluated by clinical and serologic parameters, respectively.

Results: Both groups displayed significant improvements, however, using clinical attachment gain and reductions in HDL, LDL and Total Cholesterol, Triglycerides, Glucose and Uric acid, from baseline to 1 year, as criteria for treatment success, H-G performed significantly better than C-G.

Conclusion: The findings of this 1-year follow-up randomized clinical trial suggest that homeopathic medicines, as an adjunctive to SRP, can provide significant local and systemic improvements for CP patients.

Keywords: Chronic periodontitis; Homeopathy; Non-surgical periodontal treatment.

Publication types

  • Randomized Controlled Trial
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Chronic Periodontitis / blood
  • Chronic Periodontitis / therapy*
  • Dental Scaling
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Homeopathy / methods*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oral Hygiene
  • Uric Acid / blood


  • Blood Glucose
  • Uric Acid