Cancer is one of the leading causes of death, around the world. Though there are abundant resources available for research, Science has so far failed to effectively tackle, treat and cure the disease permanently. The integrated approach of homoeopathic medicines helps in reducing the side effects after chemotherapy or radiotherapy. The aim of this study is to know about the effectiveness of homoeopathic medicine on patients under palliative care.
Methodology: 50 cancer cases are selected from the Outpatient Department of Sarada Krishna Homoeopathic Medical College, Kulasekharam, Tamilnadu. Their treatment records were reviewed. All cases are monitored with symptomatic improvement and radiological reports.
Results: The study report shows that there is only symptomatic relief of the patient. But there are no marked pathological changes in radiological reports. The most commonly affected cancer is oral cancer and the commonly prescribed medicines are Nitric acid, Arsenicum album, Acid Sulphuricum, Thuja.
Conclusion: In palliative care, homoeopathic medicines plays an important role in maintaining the Quality of Life of the patient in the disease strategies like pain, insomnia, loss of appetite, psychological problems etc.