George Lewith

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Affiliation: University of Southampton
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi A single-blinded, randomized pilot study evaluating the aroma of Lavandula augustifolia as a treatment for mild insomnia
    George T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 11:631-7. 2005
  2. pmc Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain
    Paul Little
    Primary Care Group, Community Clinical Sciences Division, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton SO16 5ST
    BMJ 337:a884. 2008
  3. ncbi Patient-centred medicine
    George Lewith
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton
    Clin Med 7:250-2. 2007
  4. ncbi Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings
    G T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, Hants S017 1BJ, UK
    Homeopathy 94:92-5. 2005
  5. ncbi Developing a research strategy for acupuncture
    George T Lewith
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Clin J Pain 22:632-8. 2006
  6. ncbi Should we recruit patients or healthy volunteers for acupuncture studies of chronic pain?
    Peter White
    School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:714-9. 2007
  7. doi An exploratory pilot study to design and assess the credibility of a sham kinesiology treatment
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:321-6. 2008
  8. doi The meaning of evidence: can practitioners be researchers?
    George Lewith
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:343-7. 2009
  9. doi Practice, practitioner, or placebo? A multifactorial, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial of acupuncture
    Peter White
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
    Pain 153:455-62. 2012
  10. ncbi Does needling sensation (de qi) affect treatment outcome in pain? Analysis of data from a larger single-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Peter White
    School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO171BJ, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:120-5. 2010

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Publications44

  1. ncbi A single-blinded, randomized pilot study evaluating the aroma of Lavandula augustifolia as a treatment for mild insomnia
    George T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 11:631-7. 2005
    ..Uncontrolled and anecdotal evidence suggests that lavender oil is an effective treatment for insomnia, but this has not been formally investigated...
  2. pmc Randomised controlled trial of Alexander technique lessons, exercise, and massage (ATEAM) for chronic and recurrent back pain
    Paul Little
    Primary Care Group, Community Clinical Sciences Division, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton SO16 5ST
    BMJ 337:a884. 2008
    ....
  3. ncbi Patient-centred medicine
    George Lewith
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton
    Clin Med 7:250-2. 2007
  4. ncbi Presentiment or entanglement? An alternative explanation for apparent entanglement in provings
    G T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Southampton, Hants S017 1BJ, UK
    Homeopathy 94:92-5. 2005
    ..This data suggests and the observations of Walach et al may be explicable by conventional mechanisms including differential reporting and constitutional type...
  5. ncbi Developing a research strategy for acupuncture
    George T Lewith
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Clin J Pain 22:632-8. 2006
    ....
  6. ncbi Should we recruit patients or healthy volunteers for acupuncture studies of chronic pain?
    Peter White
    School of Health Professions and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, UK
    Clin J Pain 23:714-9. 2007
    ..Such studies have usually enrolled healthy participants rather than patients. This practice might be inappropriate as we are unsure if we can generalize from healthy volunteers to patients in chronic pain...
  7. doi An exploratory pilot study to design and assess the credibility of a sham kinesiology treatment
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:321-6. 2008
    ..We report the exploratory 2-stage development and pilot of a sham kinesiology treatment for use in a clinical trial to evaluate the specific effects of this intervention...
  8. doi The meaning of evidence: can practitioners be researchers?
    George Lewith
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:343-7. 2009
    ..Our principle aim in writing this essay is to offer our practical experience and insight as issues for thoughtful debate for those clinicians and academics involved in clinical research in controversial areas such as CAM...
  9. doi Practice, practitioner, or placebo? A multifactorial, mixed-methods randomized controlled trial of acupuncture
    Peter White
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, UK
    Pain 153:455-62. 2012
    ..Beliefs about treatment veracity shape how patients self-report outcome, complicating and confounding study interpretation...
  10. ncbi Does needling sensation (de qi) affect treatment outcome in pain? Analysis of data from a larger single-blind, randomised controlled trial
    Peter White
    School of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO171BJ, UK
    Acupunct Med 28:120-5. 2010
    ..Most acupuncturists are taught that obtaining de qi is important when treating patients with pain but this can be quite uncomfortable for patients...
  11. doi Homeopathy enables rheumatoid arthritis patients to cope with their chronic ill health: a qualitative study of patient's perceptions of the homeopathic consultation
    Sarah B Brien
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Patient Educ Couns 89:507-16. 2012
    ..This study explored rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients' perceptions of the homeopathic consultation including any perceived benefit...
  12. doi The context and meaning of placebos for complementary medicine
    George Lewith
    Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 16:404-12. 2009
    ..However, our conclusions suggest that we are some way from developing valid, credible and reliable placebos for most CAM therapies...
  13. ncbi Acupuncture versus placebo for the treatment of chronic mechanical neck pain: a randomized, controlled trial
    Peter White
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Mail Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
    Ann Intern Med 141:911-9. 2004
    ..Despite substantial increases in its popularity and use, the efficacy of acupuncture for chronic mechanical neck pain remains unproved...
  14. pmc Homeopathy has clinical benefits in rheumatoid arthritis patients that are attributable to the consultation process but not the homeopathic remedy: a randomized controlled clinical trial
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Primary Medical Care, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton SO16 5ST, UK
    Rheumatology (Oxford) 50:1070-82. 2011
    ..To assess whether any benefits from adjunctive homeopathic intervention in patients with RA are due to the homeopathic consultation, homeopathic remedies or both...
  15. doi Combining rigour with relevance: a novel methodology for testing Chinese herbal medicine
    Andrew Flower
    Department of Primary Care, Southampton Medical School, University of Southampton, UK
    J Ethnopharmacol 134:373-8. 2011
    ..This paper proposes a novel methodology to test individualised herbal decoctions using a randomised, double blinded, placebo controlled clinical trial...
  16. ncbi The placebo needle, is it a valid and convincing placebo for use in acupuncture trials? A randomised, single-blind, cross-over pilot trial
    Peter White
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, Mail Point OPH, Royal South Hants Hospital, University of Southampton, Brintons Terrace, Southampton, UK
    Pain 106:401-9. 2003
    ..Further work on inter-tester reliability and standardisation of technique is highly recommended before we can be confident about using this needle in further studies...
  17. ncbi The core outcomes for neck pain: validation of a new outcome measure
    Peter White
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Southhampton, United Kingdom
    Spine (Phila Pa 1976) 29:1923-30. 2004
    ..Patients enrolled in a randomized controlled trial were asked to complete various questionnaires, which were then compared to establish validity for a new neck pain questionnaire...
  18. ncbi Assessing homeopathic proving using questionnaire methodology: consideration and implications for future studies
    Sarah Brien
    University of Southampton, Hampshire, Great Britain
    Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd 12:152-8. 2005
    ..This article considers the advantages and disadvantages of this approach and provides suggestions for future work in this area...
  19. doi Professional kinesiology practice for chronic low back pain: single-blind, randomised controlled pilot study
    S Eardley
    Complementary and Integrative Medicine Research, Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 20:180-8. 2013
    ..WLC's were re-randomised to real or sham after 6 weeks. The main outcome was a change in RMDQ from baseline to end of 5 weeks of real or sham PKP...
  20. doi Monitoring improvement in health during homeopathic intervention. Development of an assessment tool based on Hering's Law of Cure: the Hering's Law Assessment Tool (HELAT)
    Sarah B Brien
    University of Southampton, UK
    Homeopathy 101:28-37. 2012
    ..We describe the development of the tool and assess its face, content and predictive validity...
  21. pmc Integrated medicine in the management of chronic illness: a qualitative study
    Sarah B Brien
    Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Br J Gen Pract 61:e89-96. 2011
    ..Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is popular with patients, yet how patients use CAM in relation to orthodox medicine (OM) is poorly understood...
  22. pmc Meta-analysis of the related nutritional supplements dimethyl sulfoxide and methylsulfonylmethane in the treatment of osteoarthritis of the knee
    Sarah Brien
    Department of Primary Medical Care, University of Southampton, Aldermoor Health Centre, Aldermoor Close, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 5ST, UK
    Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 2011:528403. 2011
    ..No definitive conclusions can currently be drawn from the data due to the mixed findings and the use of inadequate dosing periods...
  23. doi Chinese herbal medicine for endometriosis
    Andrew Flower
    ComplementaryMedicine ResearchUnit, Dept PrimaryMedical Care, Southampton University, Ringmer, UK
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 5:CD006568. 2012
    ..This review is an update of a previous review published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2009, issue No 3...
  24. pmc Ultramolecular homeopathy has no observable clinical effects. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled proving trial of Belladonna 30C
    Sarah Brien
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, Royal South Hants Hospital, Brintons Terrace, Southampton SO14 0YG, UK
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 56:562-8. 2003
    ..If ultramolecular doses are clinically active, the Belladonna 30C group should experience more true Belladonna proving symptoms than the placebo group...
  25. doi Oral Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) as an adjuvant treatment during chemotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer: A systematic review
    Sisi Chen
    School of Medicine, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK
    Lung Cancer 68:137-45. 2010
    ..Treatment options are limited and there is a need to explore alternatives. This systematic review evaluates the role of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) in association with chemotherapy for NSCLC...
  26. doi A Systematic Literature Review of Complementary and Alternative Medicine Prevalence in EU
    Susan Eardley
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 19:18-28. 2012
    ..A consistent definition of CAM, a core set of CAMs with country-specific variations and a standardised reporting strategy to enhance the accuracy of data pooling would improve reporting quality. ..
  27. doi Manipulative therapies for infantile colic
    Dawn Dobson
    Complementary and Integrated Medicine Research Unit, Department of Primary Care, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK d dobson
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 12:CD004796. 2012
    ..Manipulative therapies, such as chiropractic and osteopathy, have been suggested as interventions to reduce the severity of symptoms...
  28. doi A review of the literature in applied and specialised kinesiology
    Sue Hall
    Complementary Medicine Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Southampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 15:40-6. 2008
    ..Anecdotal evidence suggests kinesiology is helpful, therefore we wished to critically review the literature...
  29. ncbi Complementary and alternative medicine whole systems research: beyond identification of inadequacies of the RCT
    Marja J Verhoef
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, Faculty of Medicine, Canada
    Complement Ther Med 13:206-12. 2005
    ..Whole systems are complex and therefore no one method can adequately capture the meaning, process and outcomes of these interventions...
  30. pmc Researching complementary and alternative treatments--the gatekeepers are not at home
    Vinjar Fønnebø
    National Research Center in Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Tromsø, N 9037 Tromsø, Norway
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:7. 2007
    ..To explore the strengths and weaknesses of conventional biomedical research strategies and methods as applied to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), and to suggest a new research framework for assessing these treatment modalities...
  31. pmc Circular instead of hierarchical: methodological principles for the evaluation of complex interventions
    Harald Walach
    University of Northampton and Samueli Institute European Office, School of Social Sciences, Park Campus, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    BMC Med Res Methodol 6:29. 2006
    ..This hierarchy, founded on a pharmacological model of therapy, is generalized to other interventions which may be complex and non-pharmacological (healing, acupuncture and surgery)...
  32. pmc Homeopathic arnica
    George Lewith
    J R Soc Med 96:205; author reply 206-7. 2003
  33. ncbi Acupuncture care for breast cancer patients during chemotherapy: a feasibility study
    Sarah Price
    School of Healthcare, Baines Wing, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Integr Cancer Ther 5:308-14. 2006
    ..Results from thisstudy will enable a definitive randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of accupuncture care for fatigue in breast cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy...
  34. ncbi Expectancy and belief modulate the neuronal substrates of pain treated by acupuncture
    Jérémie Pariente
    Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, 12 Queen Square, WC1N 3BG London, UK
    Neuroimage 25:1161-7. 2005
    ..These results suggest that real acupuncture has a specific physiological effect and that patients' expectation and belief regarding a potentially beneficial treatment modulate activity in component areas of the reward system...
  35. ncbi The use of simplified constitutional indications for self-prescription of homeopathic medicine
    Aslak Steinsbekk
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, MTFS, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
    Complement Ther Med 12:112-7. 2004
    ....
  36. pmc Self treatment with one of three self selected, ultramolecular homeopathic medicines for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children. A double-blind randomized placebo controlled trial
    Aslak Steinsbekk
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, Trondheim, Norway
    Br J Clin Pharmacol 59:447-55. 2005
    ..This study investigates the effect of self treatment with one of three self selected ultramolecular homeopathic medicines for the prevention of childhood URTI...
  37. ncbi Spiritual healing as a therapy for chronic pain: a randomized, clinical trial
    Harald Walach
    Pain 96:403-5; author reply 405-6. 2002
  38. ncbi Homeopathic care for the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children: a pragmatic, randomised, controlled trial comparing individualised homeopathic care and waiting-list controls
    Aslak Steinsbekk
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, MTFS, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
    Complement Ther Med 13:231-8. 2005
    ..To investigate whether individualised treatment by homeopaths is effective in preventing childhood upper respiratory tract infection (URTI)...
  39. ncbi Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects?
    Harald Walach
    Lancet 366:2081; author reply 2083-6. 2005
  40. ncbi Systematic review of systematic reviews of acupuncture published 1996-2005
    George Lewith
    Clin Med 6:623-5; author reply 625-6. 2006
  41. doi Brain imaging of acupuncture: comparing superficial with deep needling
    Hugh MacPherson
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, YO10 5DD, United Kingdom
    Neurosci Lett 434:144-9. 2008
    ..This data is consistent with the equivalent therapeutic outcomes that are claimed by proponents of Japanese and Chinese styles of acupuncture that utilise superficial and deep needling, respectively...
  42. doi Effectiveness of distant healing for patients with chronic fatigue syndrome: a randomised controlled partially blinded trial (EUHEALS)
    Harald Walach
    Samueli Institute, European Office, School of Social Sciences, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK
    Psychother Psychosom 77:158-66. 2008
    ..Distant healing, a form of spiritual healing, is widely used for many conditions but little is known about its effectiveness...
  43. doi Medical justice for undocumented migrants
    Frank Arnold
    Lancet 371:201. 2008
  44. ncbi An exploratory study of the contextual effect of homeopathic care. A randomised controlled trial of homeopathic care vs. self-prescribed homeopathic medicine in the prevention of upper respiratory tract infections in children
    Aslak Steinsbekk
    Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology NTNU, MTFS, N 7489 Trondheim, Norway
    Prev Med 45:274-9; discussion 280-1. 2007
    ....