H Walach

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Affiliation: University of Northampton
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The Swiss program for the evaluation of complementary medicine (PEK)
    Harald Walach
    J Altern Complement Med 12:231-2. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint [Procedures of complementary medicine. Spiritual healing and healing through prayer: a discussion paper]
    H Walach
    University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences, Division of Psychology and Samueli Institute, European Office, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:788-95. 2006
  3. 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
  4. ncbi request reprint Summary consensus statement of the PEK review board regarding the PEK process and the PEK products
    Harald Walach
    University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences, Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 12:347-8. 2006
  5. 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
  6. ncbi request reprint [Effective or not? The decision is yours! - the PEK HTA reports]
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences and Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:2-3. 2006
  7. doi request reprint 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
  8. doi request reprint Modern or post-modern? Local or non-local? A response to Leick
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences and Samueli Institute, European Office, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    Homeopathy 97:100-2. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce more specific than non-specific symptoms: results from two double-blind placebo controlled trials
    H Walach
    School of Social Sciences and European Office of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 22:543-52. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Does the presence of a pharmacological substance alter the placebo effect?--results of two experimental studies using the placebo-caffeine paradigm
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences, European Office of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 24:549-58. 2009

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint The Swiss program for the evaluation of complementary medicine (PEK)
    Harald Walach
    J Altern Complement Med 12:231-2. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint [Procedures of complementary medicine. Spiritual healing and healing through prayer: a discussion paper]
    H Walach
    University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences, Division of Psychology and Samueli Institute, European Office, Boughton Green Rd, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    Bundesgesundheitsblatt Gesundheitsforschung Gesundheitsschutz 49:788-95. 2006
    ..If there are generalised non-local effects at work, a hypothesis worth testing, then this has profound consequences both for research and for the interpretation of results...
  3. 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...
  4. ncbi request reprint Summary consensus statement of the PEK review board regarding the PEK process and the PEK products
    Harald Walach
    University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences, Samueli Institute for Information Biology, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 12:347-8. 2006
  5. 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)...
  6. ncbi request reprint [Effective or not? The decision is yours! - the PEK HTA reports]
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences and Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:2-3. 2006
  7. doi request reprint 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...
  8. doi request reprint Modern or post-modern? Local or non-local? A response to Leick
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences and Samueli Institute, European Office, University of Northampton, Boughton Green Road, Northampton NN2 7AL, UK
    Homeopathy 97:100-2. 2008
    ..The only thing that can resolve it is a large cultural shift. My own ideas about non-local models, for a whole category of possibly similar events of which homeopathy is but one example...
  9. doi request reprint Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce more specific than non-specific symptoms: results from two double-blind placebo controlled trials
    H Walach
    School of Social Sciences and European Office of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, Northampton, UK
    J Psychopharmacol 22:543-52. 2008
    ..The results furthermore suggest a somewhat non-classical pattern because symptoms of one remedy appear to be mimicked in the other trial arm. This might be indicative of entanglement in homeopathic systems...
  10. doi request reprint Does the presence of a pharmacological substance alter the placebo effect?--results of two experimental studies using the placebo-caffeine paradigm
    Harald Walach
    School of Social Sciences, European Office of the Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Northampton, UK
    Hum Psychopharmacol 24:549-58. 2009
    ..In experiment 2, caffeine was administered in one of the double-blind groups, and another condition was added where caffeine was given openly...
  11. ncbi request reprint Research on homeopathy: state of the art
    Harald Walach
    University College Northampton, School of Social Sciences, UK
    J Altern Complement Med 11:813-29. 2005
    ..We close with some suggestions for potentially fruitful research...
  12. ncbi request reprint Entangled--and tied in knots! Practical consequences of an entanglement model for homeopathic research and practice
    H Walach
    University Hospital Freiburg, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Samueli Institute, European Office, D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Homeopathy 94:96-9. 2005
    ..Experimental proof of entanglement can only come indirectly. The implications for clinical research include that positive results will probably be found only in large series and that studies should avoid imposing a causal framework...
  13. ncbi request reprint Summary consensus statement of the Review Board of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme, (Programme Evaluation Komplementärmedizin, PEK) regarding the PEK process and products
    Harald Walach
    University of Northampton, School of Social Sciences and Samueli Institute for Information Biology, UK
    Homeopathy 95:28-30. 2006
    ..But the responsible authorities changed this process. In the following, the review board comments both on this process and on the products...
  14. doi request reprint The campaign against CAM and the notion of "evidence-based"
    Harald Walach
    Department of Psychology, School of Social Sciences, and Samueli Institute, European Office, Northampton University, Northampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 15:1139-42. 2009
    ..It also requires that we keep producing good data with a broad enough outlook comparing CAM treatments with conventional ones, and not just with placebo...
  15. ncbi request reprint The complementarity model of brain-body relationship
    Harald Walach
    Samueli Institute for Information Biology, European Office, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str 55, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    Med Hypotheses 65:380-8. 2005
    ..Thus, complementarity could be the key to understanding holistically correlated behavior on different levels of systemic complexity...
  16. doi request reprint Medical pluralism, equity and holism
    Florica Marian
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:1. 2007
  17. ncbi request reprint Reporting data on homeopathic treatments (RedHot): a supplement to CONSORT*
    Mike Emmans Dean
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, UK
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:368-71. 2006
    ..The authors recommend these for adoption by authors and journals when reporting trials of homeopathy...
  18. ncbi request reprint Placebo research: the evidence base for harnessing self-healing capacities
    Harald Walach
    Department of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Samueli Institute for Information Biology, University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 10:S103-12. 2004
    ..It would be therapeutically desirable to maximize these factors and have good evidence on which to base healing interventions. We show how this could be achieved...
  19. ncbi request reprint Reporting data on homeopathic treatments (RedHot): a supplement to CONSORT
    Mike Emmans Dean
    Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 13:19-23. 2007
    ..The authors recommend these for adoption by authors and journals when reporting trials of homeopathy...
  20. pmc Measuring the effects of acupuncture and homoeopathy in general practice: an uncontrolled prospective documentation approach
    Corina Güthlin
    Department of Evaluation Research in Complementary Medicine, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Freiburg University Hospital, Hugstetter Str, 55 D 79106 Freiburg, Germany
    BMC Public Health 4:6. 2004
    ..We set up a pragmatic documentation study in general practice funded within the scope of project launched by a German health insurer. Patients were followed-up for up to four years...
  21. ncbi request reprint No difference between self-reportedly amalgam sensitives and non-sensitives? Listen carefully to the data
    Harald Walach
    Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:139-41; author reply 143-5. 2003
  22. ncbi request reprint Critical factors for credibility in clinical trials: Comments on Aickin's "Beyond randomization"
    Harald Walach
    Klinikum der Universitat, Institut fur Umweltmedizin und Krankenhaushygiene, Freiburg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 8:773-5. 2002
  23. doi request reprint [The journal Forschende Komplementärmedizin--better, faster, smarter]
    Harald Walach
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:332-3. 2007
  24. ncbi request reprint Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? Outcome evaluation of a German sample
    Marcus Majumdar
    Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Department of Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Freiburg, Germany
    J Altern Complement Med 8:719-30; discussion 731-5. 2002
    ..This exploratory study is the first systematic outcome evaluation to examine the effects of an 8-week meditation-based program in mindfulness in a German sample...
  25. ncbi request reprint From parapsychology to spirituality: the legacy of the PEAR database
    Harald Walach
    European branch of Samueli Institute
    Explore (NY) 3:197-9. 2007
  26. ncbi request reprint RedHot
    Harald Walach
    Contemp Clin Trials 28:675. 2007
  27. ncbi request reprint [At the beginning of a new era--integration and differentiation]
    Harald Walach
    Forsch Komplementmed 14:4-6. 2007
  28. ncbi request reprint Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects?
    Harald Walach
    Lancet 366:2081; author reply 2083-6. 2005
  29. ncbi request reprint Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicine
    Wayne B Jonas
    JAMA 291:2192; author reply 2193-4. 2004
  30. pmc The therapeutic effect of clinical trials: understanding placebo response rates in clinical trials--a secondary analysis
    Harald Walach
    University Hospital Freiburg, Brsg, Institute of Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology, Germany
    BMC Med Res Methodol 5:26. 2005
    ..For new drugs it can be difficult to prove effectiveness superior to placebo. It is unclear what contributes to improvement in the placebo groups. We wanted to clarify, what elements of clinical trials determine placebo variability...
  31. ncbi request reprint Baseline differences in paper by Trichard, Chaufferin and Nicoloyannis
    Harald Walach
    Homeopathy 94:264; author reply 264. 2005
  32. ncbi request reprint Randomized double-blind pilot study on psychological effects of a treatment with 'instrumental biocommunication'
    Rainer Schneider
    Institute for Environmental Medicine and Hospital Epidemiology and Samueli Institute Europe, University Hospital Freiburg, Germany rainer
    Forsch Komplementmed 13:35-40. 2006
    ..We set out a pilot study to test whether individuals treated with a program called QUANTEC report improvements in well-being, health, and fulfillment of prerecorded wishes...
  33. ncbi request reprint Horton deplores breach; as do we his
    George T Lewith
    University of Southampton, Aldemoor Health Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
    J Altern Complement Med 11:779. 2005
  34. ncbi request reprint Spiritual healing as a therapy for chronic pain: a randomized, clinical trial
    Harald Walach
    Pain 96:403-5; author reply 405-6. 2002