Stikkord: <span>migrene</span>

Jeg fortsetter med Dana Ullmans artikkel fra 1995 med «vitenskapelig dokumentasjon» for homeopatiens effekt, og denne gangen tar jeg for meg homeopati mot migrene.

Ullman skriver:

A study of the homeopathic treatment of migraine headache was conducted in Italy. Sixty patients were randomized and entered into a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Patients regularly filled out a questionnaire on the frequency, intensity, and characteristics of their head pain. They were prescribed a single dose of a 30c remedy at four separate times over two-week intervals. Eight remedies were considered, and prescribers were allowed to use any two with a patient. While only 17% of patients given a placebo experienced relief of their migraine pain, an impressive 93% of patients given an individualized homeopathic medicine experienced good results.

Studien det henvises til er visstnok denne: «Bruno Brigo, and G. Serpelloni, «Homeopathic Treatment of Migraines: A Randomized Double-blind Controlled Study of 60 Cases,» Berlin Journal on Research in Homeopathy, March 1991, 1,2:98-106.» Det refereres ofte til denne studien på pro-homeopati-nettsider, men ingen ser ut til å kunne finne hverken journalen eller studien noe sted. Ergo er det umulig å kontrollere studiens metoder og resultat. Når den ikke heller er publisert i noe fagfellevurdert medisinsk tidsskrift, er den uansett å anse som verdiløs i vitenskapelig sammenheng.

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Alternativ medisin Skepsis Vitenskap

OK, dette er både fascinerende og sykt:

Internet griefers descended on an epilepsy support message board last weekend and used JavaScript code and flashing computer animation to trigger migraine headaches and seizures in some users.

The nonprofit Epilepsy Foundation, which runs the forum, briefly closed the site Sunday to purge the offending messages and to boost security.


The incident, possibly the first computer attack to inflict physical harm on the victims, began Saturday, March 22, when attackers used a script to post hundreds of messages embedded with flashing animated gifs. The attackers turned to a more effective tactic on Sunday, injecting JavaScript into some posts that redirected users’ browsers to a page with a more complex image designed to trigger seizures in both photosensitive and pattern-sensitive epileptics.

Omkring 50 millioner mennesker har epilepsi, og av disse er ca 3% fotosensitive, noe som gjør at blinkende lys og farger kan trigge anfall med hodepine, migrene eller fullblåst epilepsianfall.

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