Author: Blödt S1, Pach D, Kaster T, Lüdke R, Reishauer A, Witt CM.
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

BACKGROUND:
The value of qigong in the treatment of chronic low back pain is unclear. In a randomized controlled trial, we evaluated whether qigong is non-inferior to exercise therapy in patients with chronic low back pain.

Written evidence submitted by the Society of Homeopaths (AMR005)

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The literature-list of Dr. Paolo Roberti di Sarsina:

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European policy brief 2012

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This case study looks at the availability of herbal medicinal products, as well as homeopathic and anthroposophic products. These are three distinct product groups regulated through distinct provisions. In the case of homeopathic products, regulation is primarily through Articles 14 and 16.2 of the Directive 2001/83/EC (described in more detail in the next sections), while in the case of herbal medical products these involve the simplified procedure introduced in Directive 2004/24/EC on Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products (THMPD). The three product groups do however share some attributes:

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Complementary and alternative medicine whole systems research:
Beyond identification of inadequacies of the RCT

Marja J. Verhoef a, George Lewithb, Cheryl Ritenbaughc, Heather Boond, Susan Fleishmane, Anne Leis f
a Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
b Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre,Southampton, UK
c Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona, AZ, USA
d Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Toronto, Ont., Canada
e Integrative Medicine Resource Group, Tucson, AZ, USA
f Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Sask., Canada