Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: December | Volume: 8 | Issue: 12 | Pages: 50-54
Statistical Assessment of the Effectiveness of Homoeopathic Medicine Ferrum metallicum 6X in Increasing the Haemoglobin Concentration of Thirty Paediatric Iron Deficiency Anaemia Patients Using Paired 't' Test
Dr. H. Venkatesan
Research Coordinator and Associate Professor, Dept. of Practice of Medicine, Vinayaka Mission’s Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Salem, Tamil Nadu, India
A Constituent College of Vinayaka Mission's Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), Salem
Iron deficiency anemia is one of the most prevalent micronutrient deficiencies in young children in India and other parts of the world. According to the National Family Health Survey (NIIFS-3) data the incidence of anemia in urban children is 71% and among rural it is 84%. When it persistent it can cause cognitive and motor delays leading to lower mental and psychomotor scores. In Homoeopathic system of medicine Ferrum metallicum is found to be a common and effective medicine in curing the Iron deficiency Anaemia. Thirty Paediatric Iron Deficiency Anaemia patients were taken up for the study and treated with Ferrum metallicum 6X for about three months. By the end this study showed an 80% Positive effect in increasing the Haemoglobin Concentration and the same is also proved statistically by means of Paired 't' Test.
Key words: Homoeopathy, Iron deficiency anemia, Paediatric, Ferrum metallicum.6X