Affiliation: University of Northampton
- The Swiss program for the evaluation of complementary medicine (PEK)Harald Walach
J Altern Complement Med 12:231-2. 2006
- [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...
- Researching complementary and alternative treatments--the gatekeepers are not at homeVinjar 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...
- Summary consensus statement of the PEK review board regarding the PEK process and the PEK productsHarald 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
- Circular instead of hierarchical: methodological principles for the evaluation of complex interventionsHarald 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)...
- [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
- 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...
- Modern or post-modern? Local or non-local? A response to LeickHarald 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...
- Homeopathic pathogenetic trials produce more specific than non-specific symptoms: results from two double-blind placebo controlled trialsH 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...
- Does the presence of a pharmacological substance alter the placebo effect?--results of two experimental studies using the placebo-caffeine paradigmHarald 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...
- Research on homeopathy: state of the artHarald 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...
- Entangled--and tied in knots! Practical consequences of an entanglement model for homeopathic research and practiceH 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...
- Summary consensus statement of the Review Board of the Swiss Complementary Medicine Evaluation Programme, (Programme Evaluation Komplementärmedizin, PEK) regarding the PEK process and productsHarald 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...
- 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...
- The complementarity model of brain-body relationshipHarald 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...
- Medical pluralism, equity and holismFlorica Marian
Forsch Komplementmed 14:1. 2007
- 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...
- Placebo research: the evidence base for harnessing self-healing capacitiesHarald 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...
- Reporting data on homeopathic treatments (RedHot): a supplement to CONSORTMike 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...
- Measuring the effects of acupuncture and homoeopathy in general practice: an uncontrolled prospective documentation approachCorina 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...
- No difference between self-reportedly amalgam sensitives and non-sensitives? Listen carefully to the dataHarald Walach
Int J Hyg Environ Health 206:139-41; author reply 143-5. 2003
- 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
- [The journal Forschende Komplementärmedizin--better, faster, smarter]Harald Walach
Forsch Komplementmed 14:332-3. 2007
- Does mindfulness meditation contribute to health? Outcome evaluation of a German sampleMarcus 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...
- From parapsychology to spirituality: the legacy of the PEAR databaseHarald Walach
European branch of Samueli Institute
Explore (NY) 3:197-9. 2007
- RedHotHarald Walach
Contemp Clin Trials 28:675. 2007
- [At the beginning of a new era--integration and differentiation]Harald Walach
Forsch Komplementmed 14:4-6. 2007
- Are the clinical effects of homoeopathy placebo effects?Harald Walach
Lancet 366:2081; author reply 2083-6. 2005
- Ethical issues in research in complementary and alternative medicineWayne B Jonas
JAMA 291:2192; author reply 2193-4. 2004
- The therapeutic effect of clinical trials: understanding placebo response rates in clinical trials--a secondary analysisHarald 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...
- Baseline differences in paper by Trichard, Chaufferin and NicoloyannisHarald Walach
Homeopathy 94:264; author reply 264. 2005
- 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...
- Horton deplores breach; as do we hisGeorge T Lewith
University of Southampton, Aldemoor Health Centre, Southampton, United Kingdom
J Altern Complement Med 11:779. 2005
- Spiritual healing as a therapy for chronic pain: a randomized, clinical trialHarald Walach
Pain 96:403-5; author reply 405-6. 2002