According to a new study published in a respected CANCER journal…
Homeopathy is the most frequently used complementary therapy in supportive care in oncology (SCO) in France today, and its use in cancer treatment is steadily increasing. Two cross-sectional surveys of French physicians were conducted involving (1) 150 specialist oncologists; (2) 97 homeopathic MD general practitioners (HGPs) and 100 non-homeopathic MD general practitioners (NHGPs) (Bagot, Theunissen, Serral, 2021).
This survey found that 10% of oncologists stated they prescribe homeopathic medicine for patients with cancer; 36% recommend homeopathic medicines for general health concerns; 54% think that homeopathic medicines are potentially helpful in cancer treatment. Two-thirds of the NHGPs sometimes prescribe homeopathy in the context of cancer treatment, and 58% regularly refer their patients to homeopathic doctors.
The researchers concluded that homeopathy is viewed favorably as an integrated SCO therapy by the majority of French physicians involved with cancer patients-oncologists and GPs. Symptoms of particular relevance include fatigue, anxiety, peripheral neuropathy, sleep disturbance, and hot flashes. In such clinical situations, response to conventional therapies may be suboptimal, and homeopathy is considered a reliable therapeutic option. These surveys highlight the fact that homeopathy has gained legitimacy as the first complementary therapy in SCO in France.
Bagot JL, Theunissen I, Serral A. Perceptions of homeopathy in supportive cancer care among oncologists and general practitioners in France. Support Care Cancer. 2021 Mar 24. doi: 10.1007/s00520-021-06137-5. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33763723. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33763723/
Please note that we do not recommend self-treatment for cancer with homeopathic medicines.