This project was started with an objective to evolve efficacious drugs forthe treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Thisproject is being carried out at Nehru Homoeopathic Medical Collegeand Hospital (since April 2001) and Dr. B. R. Sur HomoeopathicMedical College, Hospital and Research centre since May 2003.
- Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College and Hospital
- Dr. Bipin Jethani, Medical Officer (Teaching) (Homoeopathy)
- Dr. Mohit Mathur, Medical Officer (Teaching) (Homoeopathy)
- Dr. B. R. Sur Homoeopathic Medical College, Hospital and ResearchCentre
- Dr. Asha Chaudhary, Assistant Profesor (Anatomy)
In the cases of Osteoarthrosis, Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was used forthe assessment of the condition of the patient wherein most of thepatients reported improvement.
In cases of Osteoarthritis the most effective remedies are: Grade I OA-Calcarea carb, Gelsemium, Ignatia & Pulsatilla; Grade II OA-Arnica, Bryonia, Phytolacca, Rhus tox & Ruta; Grade III OA-Angustura vera & Calcarea flour.
In cases of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Disease Activity Score 28 (DAS 28) wasused for assessing the improvement of the patient and many patientswent into remission. In Rheumatoid Arthritis the most effectiveremedies are: In Acute phase: Actea rac, Bryonia, Colchicum,Causticum, Guaiacum, Rhus tox & Salicylic acid, and in chronicphase: Lycopodium, Manganum acet, Sulphur & Tuberculinum.The dietand lifestyle of the patients is being closely monitored on Body MassIndex (BMI), Diet Charts and muscle strengthening exercises.