A study by German physicians comparing recovery time under conventional and homeopathic care has found homeopathy to be as effective as conventional medicine, with fewer side effects. Patients in the study were treated for a variety of musculoskeletal injuries such as sprains, strains, and contusions. One group was managed conventionally and the other was given Traumeel, a homeopathic combination preparation. “Traumeel is as effective as conventional medicines in the management of mild to moderate injuries. Traumeel was safe in use and judged by physicians to be better tolerated than conventional medicines,” wrote C. Schneider and colleagues in Complementary Therapies In Medicine, 2008; 16(1): 22–7.
—reported in Biotech Law Weekly, May 30, 2008