Abstract:Background and Objectives:
Any ongoing injury which shows no inclination to heal following 3 months of suitable therapy or in a time of a year the injury is not completely healed comprise chronic leg ulcers. Venous, Arterial and Neuropathic ulcers are the major types of chronic leg ulcers and factors like smoking, obesity, Diabetes mellitus & increased age boost up the incidence of ulceration. Expanded rate of leg ulcers, monetary weight, and recurrence of the ulcer which increases the degree of Homeopathy. The present review comprises the literature on the Homoeopathic approach in managing the various chronic leg ulcers.
Materials and Methods: A literature search was conducted in databases like PubMed, Google Scholar, Wiley online library, Springer, Scopus, AYUSH portal, to collect all relevant research studies, review article, case series & case reports, published from 1990 until July 2020. This research was categorised by study type and assessed according to study design with their clinical outcomes.
Results: Out of these 5 studies, 3 are case studies & one is a prospective observational study and one is a randomized clinical trial and it shows that chronic leg ulcers have marked improvement by the use of Homoeopathic medicine both internally and externally.
Conclusion: Homoeopathy is effective in the management of chronic leg ulcers mainly diabetic foot ulcers and varicose ulcers. A combination of both internal and external medicines also showed excellent results in treating this illness. There is only limited evidence available to show the effectiveness of Homoeopathy and more studies needed for the same.