The following is an article on Quietus®. It was written by Dr. Thomas Latino who completed research on each of the ingredients in Quietus®.
Homeopathic medicines and treatments have consistently grown in popularity and usage over the past several decades. 1 Homeopathic potencies accredit their strength and efficacy to the electromagnetic signatures of the original substrate. These are scientifically created dilutions and successions of medicines such that generally not even a molecule of the original substrate or medicine is present in the medicine. This article describes the ingredients and presents the main benefits of Quietus® formulations, Ear Drops and the Ear Health Tablets, designed to treat ringing in the ears.
Apis Mellificais derived from the body of the Western Honey Bee. It is a hydro-alcholoic extract of the insect and has been used to treat various forms of inflammation. A. Mellifica became popular as a homeopathic treatment in the late 1980’s. Poitever, et. al. 2 conducted a study to analyze the effect of highly diluted A. Mellifica on basophil degranulation in the human lung. They reported that basophil degranulation induced by anti-IgE antibodies was impaired by the presence of A. Mellifica by 65.8%. Additional support for the use of A. Mellifica as a homeopathic treatment was found in a meta-analysis of the main homeopathic treatments for certain respiratory conditions, such as Asthma. A review of studies utilizing homeopathic A. Mellifica on a variety of disorders involving swelling, pain and general discomfort indicated that it is an extremely effective treatment not only for asthma, but for any disorder involving degrees of swelling and pain.3 A study analyzing the impact of Apis Mellifica on inflammation in rats also reported a significant increase in anti-inflammatory response. Specifically, the results showed between a 10% and 28% increase in cellular, anti-inflammatory impact.
Aristolochia Clematis may be used as a Homeopathic or simply as a micro-nutritional (botanical). In small doses, it promotes the appetite, toning up the digestive organs. It has been recommended in intermittent fevers, when it may be useful as an adjunct to quinine. In full doses it produces increased arterial action, diaphoresis, and frequently dieresis. Zeng 5 examined the essential components, both volatile and beneficial, that were present in A. Clematis. The components that have been observed to be beneficial in treating patients who complain of pain and inflammation are n-hexadecanoic acid and (Z,Z)-9,12-octadecadienoic acid. These oils were also volatile and must be administered properly to avoid complications. These oils were identified using both gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. Having knowledge of the specific compounds that allow A. Clematis to be a successful treatment provides scientific value when incorporating A. Clematis into an overall homeopathic treatment regimen.
M. Chamomilla is an herbal remedy derived from the dried leaves of the German Chamomile plant. This specific Homeopathic remedy is believed to be a natural sedative. Furthermore, the oil derived from this plant has several topical uses that are employed to treat inflammation on the skin. It is known to contain several classes of biologically active compounds including essential oils and several polyphenols; these phenols have been shown to have enhanced anti-inflammatory properties when applied topically. 6 The principal components of the essential oil extracted from chamomile flowers are the terpenoids ?-bisabolol and its oxide, azulenes including chamazulene and acetylene derivatives. Terpenoids, bisabolol and chamazulene have been shown to possess anti-inflammatory, anti-allergic, antispasmodic, antibacterial, antipyretic, ulcer-protective, and antifungal properties. M. Chamomilla was also discovered to possess a very potent level of specific anti-angiogenic properties. A review of numerous homeopathic treatments indicated that specific treatments contained properties that prevented tumors from generating blood vessels and therefore deregulating the delivery of critical oxygen and other nutrients to vital internal organs. 7. Specifically, it was reported that M. Chamomilla was highly effectual in prohibiting such angiogenesis from occurring and assisting standard chemotherapy treatments in causing critical tumor necropathy.
Lachesis Mutusis, interestingly, is a poison derived from the venom of the lethal Bushmaster snake. It is highly toxic and if introduced into the blood stream can lead to paralysis of the central nervous system and cardiac tissues. The venom undergoes extensive dilutive processes so that in the final form, only traces of the neurotoxin remain. Recent studies 8 demonstrated that L. Mutus in conjunction with other homeopathic treatments alleviated inflammation and the pain associated with certain types of infections.
Thuja Occidentalis or arbor vita was used by American Indians as a source of hard-wearing wood and of herbal medicine for fever, coughs, menstrual problems, headaches, and muscle and joint pain. Studies by Naser, et al 9 indicated a variety of beneficial effects on components of the immune system including enhanced antibody production in immune-suppressed mice and relief of swelling, inflammation and pain caused by various infections in the ear, nose and throat.
C. Officinalis is more commonly referred to as “The Bark” or “Peruvian Bark. Derivations of C. Officinalis are administered to elderly patients to treat tinnitus and cardiac related disorders and have been found to have effective implications when taken to counteract swelling and other conditions that may adversely impact the workings of the inner ear. 10
K. Phosphoricum is also referred to as Potassium of Potash, an essential constituent of all animal fluids and tissues, notably of the brain, nerves, muscles and blood-cells. Typically, K. Phosphoricum is prescribed when there is a nondescript inflammation of the ear canal lacking the presence of any mucosal or pus like secretions. It has been demonstrated that K. Phosphoricum can relieve specific painful sensations accompanying inner ear tract infections; specifically the pain described by patients as feeling like a sharp object deep within the ear canal. 11
Salicylic Acid is widely used in organic synthesis and functions as a plant hormone. Salicylic Acid is a free ester that is found as crystalline within a common shrub, Spiraea. It plays a role in the resistance to pathogens by inducing the production of pathogenesis-related proteins and is involved in the systemic acquired resistance in which a pathogenic attack on one part of the plant induces resistance in other parts. Salicylic Acid is used as a fever reducer, pain reliever and anti-inflammatory for common ailments as joint pain, pain in the temples (headaches), inner ear pain and anti-inflammatory. Furthermore, this ingredient acts in concert with the various other Homeopathic ingredients of the treatment to ensure efficacy. A study analyzing the impact of Salicylic Acid used in conjunction with several homeopathic treatments on patients suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis found a 23% decline in symptoms as compared to those who received a placebo. 12 The author concluded that Salicylic Acid demonstrated significant impact on traditional symptoms of RA when used in its homeopathic state.
This article has presented the main benefits of both Quietus® formulations, the Ear Drops and the Ear Health Tablets designed to treat ringing in the ears. Furthermore, this article has attempted to demonstrate and explain in a cogent manner the key components of each formulary along with a brief discussion of each ingredient’s critical components. Also, each ingredient was corroborated with relevant and recent scientific data where applicable.
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The largest ever NHS homeopathic hospital study shows significant improvements in 70% of patients treated with homeopathy.
Over 6,500 consecutive patients took part in the study, published in the latest issue of the international, peer-reviewed Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine.
A wide range of chronic diseases were treated successfully, including eczema, asthma, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, menopausal problems, arthritis, depression and chronic fatigue syndrome.
The most marked improvements were seen in children - 89% of under 16s with asthma reported improvement and 75% felt 'better' or 'much better', as did 68% of eczema patients under 16.
The study, which is the largest consecutive homeopathic clinical series ever reported with 6 years' of data, echoes findings from Tunbridge Wells Homeopathic Hospital in 2000, where 74% of 1,372 patients reported a positive result from homeopathic treatment, and similarly at Liverpool Department of Homeopathic Medicine in 2001, where 76% of 1,100 patients reported an improvement of their condition.
All the patients were referred by their GP or hospital specialist ñ most had tried conventional treatment first without success.
Commenting on the study, the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Dr Kim Jobst said: "These are response rates with which any orthodox NHS medical health provider or pharmaceutical company would be justly pleased."
Reference: Homeopathic Treatment for Chronic Disease: A 6-Year, University-Hospital Outpatient Observational Study. Dr D S Spence, Dr E A Thompson and S J Barron. J. Altern. Complement. Med. 2005; 11(5): 793-398 www.liebertpub.com/acm
*These studies do not represent a cure or success rate for tinnitus. These studies did not include the quietus formula specific for tinnitus. They are referring to homeopathy success to treating general conditions as listed in study above.