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The International Council for Homeopathy (ICH) is thedreamstimefree_1717521 international professional platform representing professional homeopaths and the practice of homeopathy around the world. ICH presently consists of 31 professional associations of homeopaths from 28 countries in four continents, and aims eventually to have member associations in all continents. Through networking and dialogue, members of ICH engage in the promotion and evaluation of the status of homeopathy in every part of the world; with emphasis on the development of international guidelines promoting freedom of access to the highest possible standard of homeopathic care.

Latest News

10 December 2015

High dilutions of Hydrastis and Condurango induce epigenetic modifications and alter gene expression profiles in human cancer cells in vitro

In these most recent experiments Hydrastis canadensis (HC-30) and Marsdenia condurango (Condu-30), diluted 1060 times, were analyzed against placebo 30C (Pl-30) for alterations in gene profiles linked to epigenetic modifications. The methodology involved separate groups of  HeLa cells (human cervical cancer cells) being subjected to treatment with Condurango-30 or Hydrastis-30 or Placebo-30, each prepared by serial dilutions and succussions.
Results: High dilutions of Hydrastis and Condurango triggered epigenetic modifications and alterations in microarray gene expression profiles of many genes associated with carcinogenesis in HeLa cells in vitro.
Conclusion: Laboratory experiments increasingly confirm the evidence from clinical research and daily practice that homeopathic medicines have a real impact - both in micro and macro scenarios.


26 June 2015

New study adds to the growing body of research showing homeopathic medicines produce apoptosis in cancer cells

In a new study published in The International Journal of Oncology the findings of a preclinical study clearly delineated the molecular mechanism underlying the apoptogenic effect of the non-toxic homeopathic remedy, sulphur, in non-small cell lung carcinoma cells.
Sulphur alters NF∫B-p300 cross-talk in favour of p53-p300 to induce apoptosis in non-small cell lung carcinoma

In the search for new medicines devoid of the toxic side effects associated with conventional chemotherapy, this study adds to the growing body of knowledge (1) (2) (3)  that outlines the potential of homeopathic medicines to have a role in the treatment of patients suffering various forms of carcinoma.    

1. Contribution of the ROS-p53 feedback loop in thuja-induced apoptosis of mammary epithelial carcinoma cells

2. Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells

3. DNA fragmentation and cell cycle arrest: a hallmark of apoptosis induced by Ruta graveolens in human colon cancer cells

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