A case report of Burning Mouth Syndrome treated with individualized Homeopathy

Gaertner, Katharina; Frei-Erb, Martin (2020). A case report of Burning Mouth Syndrome treated with individualized Homeopathy. Homeopathy, 109(1), pp. 23-29. Thieme 10.1055/s-0039-1693744

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Introduction
Burning mouth syndrome (BMS) is a rare disease of unknown origin. No efficient treatment is known, and integrative approaches are warranted. So far, individualised homeopathy (iHOM) has not been evaluated or reported in any peerreviewed journal as a treatment option.
Methods
At the Centre of Complementary Medicine at a university institute in
Switzerland, a 38-year-old patient with BMS and various co-morbidities was treated with iHOM between July 2014 and August 2018. The treatment involved prescription of individually selected homeopathic single remedies. During follow-up visits, outcome was assessed with two validated questionnaires concerning patient-reported outcomes. To assess whether the documented changes were likely to be associated with the homeopathic intervention, an assessment using the modified Naranjo criteria was performed.
Results
Over an observation period of 4 years, an increasingly beneficial result from
iHOM was noted for oral dysaesthesia and pains as well as for the concomitant symptoms.
Conclusion
Considering the multi-factorial aetiology of BMS, a therapeutic approach
such as iHOM that integrates the totality of symptoms and complaints of a patient might be of value in cases where an association of psychological factors and the neuralgic complaints is likely.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (IKIM)

UniBE Contributor:

Frei-Erb, Martin

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1476-4245

Publisher:

Thieme

Language:

English

Submitter:

Martin Frei-Erb

Date Deposited:

07 Oct 2019 17:02

Last Modified:

11 Sep 2020 02:30

Publisher DOI:

10.1055/s-0039-1693744

PubMed ID:

31505694

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.133718

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/133718

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