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In Switzerland, complementary medicine is officially recognised within the healthcare system and mainly practised in conjunction with conventional medicine. As in other countries, there is high demand for and use of complementary medicine with children.
A curious association of chronic homeopathic arsenic ingestion with nonspecific symptoms in a Swiss teenager
Hahnemann’s homeopathic concept does not work for a substance such as arsenic. Since there is no safe dose for inorganic arsenic, sustained oral exposure even at ultra-low levels can be toxic.
General practitioners’ perspectives on the use of nonpharmacological home remedies in two regions in Switzerland and France
Nonpharmacological home remedies offer the potential for easily accessible and well-accepted management of common disorders in general practice.
Beliefs, endorsement and application of homeopathy disclosed: a survey among ambulatory care physicians
Little is currently known about the beliefs and intentions of physicians who prescribe homeopathy. Prescribing it solely with the intention of achieving placebo effects and without informing the patient is prohibited by ethical authorities.
The endocannabinoid system has emerged as a target of pharmacotherapy, but medical use of cannabis derivatives has been strictly limited by their status as illegal, schedule I drugs.