Introduction: Uterine fibroids are common findings in women and are benign smooth muscle tumors of the uterus. They are seen in approximately in 25–35% women of reproductive age varying from 30–40 years of age and are common in nulliparous or women of low parity. Fibroids might lead to a variety of symptoms including heavy periods, pain and difficulty to conceive. Even problems with pregnancy such as miscarriage and premature labor are also very common.
Material and Method: An elaborated clinical trial was designed to evaluate effectiveness of homoeopathic medicines in LM potencies vis-a-vis CH potencies, in patients suffering from uterine fibroids in our homeopathic medical college and hospital. An informed consent was obtained from each patient before the trial and the study was pre-approved by the ethical board of our institute. A total of 47 patients were included in the study conducted for 18 months.
Results: Group A (23 patients) received initial medicine in 0/1 potency. One globule (poppy-seed size) of the desired potency was dissolved in 120 ml of distilled water, containing 2.4 ml (2% v/v) of dispensing alcohol, premixed in it, followed by ten uniformly-forceful downward strokes given against the bottom of the phial. The medicine was given once daily in the morning, with an empty stomach as long as improvement continued for the patient. Group B (24 patients) received medicine started with 30C potency, three times a day for 3 days.
Conclusion: Irrespective of the potency scale, the homeopathic medicine has shown considerable reversal of the symptoms and improvement in the quality of life.