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Homeopathic treatment for premenstrual symptoms
  1. Angela Jones, DFFP, MFHom, General Practitioner and Medical Director
  1. Luther Street Medical Centre, Oxford, UK
  1. Correspondence Dr A M Jones, Luther Street Medical Centre, PO Box 7, St Aldates, Oxford OX1 1TD, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1865 726008. Fax: +44 (0) 1865 204133. E-mail: angelajones{at}


Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) are well-documented disorders causing significant morbidity in the female population. Treatments prescribed do not necessarily reflect proven clinical effectiveness. A recent systematic review from the Exeter Department of Complementary Medicine failed to endorse complementary therapies as a whole for treatment of PMS. However, a recent randomised controlled trial of homeopathic treatment for PMS confirms the clinical experience of homeopathic physicians that homeopathy is helpful in PMS.

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