Journal of Health and Medical Sciences

ISSN 2622-7258

Published: 18 August 2020

Efficacy of Homeopathy in Children with Retinoblastoma (RB): A Review

Nur-E-Alam Rasel, Md. Sofiqul Alam, Narrotam Debnath, Md. Jahangir Alom, Md. Rashedul Arifin, Rumana Afroze Rume

Government Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital (Bangladesh), Bangladesh Homeopathic Board (Bangladesh)

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10.31014/aior.1994.03.03.130

Pages: 350-357

Keywords: Homoeopathy, Retinoblastoma, RB1, Similia, DNA

Abstract

Retinoblastoma (RB) is a rapidly developing cancer that develops from the immature cells of a retina, the light-detecting tissue of the eye and is the most common malignant tumor of the eye in children. There are very few known risk factors for retinoblastoma, but the main gene changes inside cells that can lead to retinoblastoma are now fairly well known. Early in fetal development, well before birth, cells in the retina of the eye divide to make new cells to fill the retina. At a certain point, these cells normally stop dividing and become mature retinal cells. But sometimes something goes wrong with this process. Instead of maturing, some retinal cells continue to grow out of control, which can lead to retinoblastoma. The article aims in describing the role of homeopathy in managing RB. The use of homeopathic remedies is raising in the modern area especially in chronic disease as well as DNA mutations like RB and is proved effective in clinical practice. Managing cases of RB in homeopathy is an art. However, more scientific research studies are needed to be done to validate the effectiveness, and explain the safety profile of homeopathic remedies for their anti-retinoblastoma potential. Because, homoeopathy system of medicine is stand on law of similia i.e. Similia Similibus Curenture.

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