Successful Treatment of a Fibromyalgia Patient Using a Homeopathic Preparation of Cannabis sativa

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Homeopathy. 2023 Oct 30. doi: 10.1055/s-0043-1775815. Online ahead of print.

ABSTRACT

BACKGROUND: Homeopathy has been used in observational and controlled studies to treat patients with fibromyalgia (FM), but none has previously used the remedy Cannabis sativa.

CASE HISTORY: A 51-year-old female patient presenting with diffuse pain and sleep disorder was diagnosed with FM using the relevant American College of Rheumatology criteria. She reported having 18 tender points, a pain score (visual analog scale, VAS) of 9.0, and a well-being VAS of 5.0. She was prescribed Cannabis sativa 6 cH, five drops sublingually thrice a day.

RESULTS: After 2 months, she returned asymptomatic, with 0 tender points, pain VAS of 0, and well-being VAS of 9.0. The Modified Naranjo Criteria for Homeopathy score was equal to +9, suggesting the clinical outcome was causally attributable to the medicine prescribed.

CONCLUSION: This case study reveals the positive role of homeopathic treatment in FM. Studies using a randomized controlled design, including pragmatic trials to determine treatment effectiveness in real-world clinical practice, are indicated in this field.

PMID:37903591 | DOI:10.1055/s-0043-1775815

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