Homeopathy isn't quite the quack medicine its critics claim. It can help relieve some of the side effects of cancer therapy, the prestigious Cochrane Collaboration has discovered.
Calendula ointment eases skin irritations after radiotherapy, and Traumeel, a combination of 14 homeopathic medicines, helps relieve mouth sores caused by chemotherapy.
The Cochrane researchers found eight studies, involving 664 participants, which produced valid results.
(Source: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009, 2: article CD004845. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004845.pub2).