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Homeopathy And Chronic Primary Insomnia

EDM number 287 in 2010-12, proposed by David Tredinnick on 21/06/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Mental health.

That this House welcomes the randomised, double blind, placebo-controlled study at Durban University of Technology, South Africa, which evaluated the efficacy of homeopathic simillimum in the treatment of chronic primary insomnia; notes that the measurement tools used were a sleep diary (SD) and a sleep impairment index (SII); further notes that the SD data revealed that verum treatment resulted in a significant increase in duration of sleep throughout the study and a significant improvement in SII scores, compared to the placebo treatment which resulted in no significant increase in the duration of sleep; observes that an initial improvement occurred in the placebo group but this was not sustained and that a comparison between the results revealed a statistically significant difference; believes that homeopathic simillimum treatment of primary insomnia is effective compared with placebo in this study; and calls for further research in this area.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

David Tredinnick21/06/2010BosworthConservativeProposed
Robert Halfon22/06/2010HarlowConservativeSeconded
Steve Brine22/06/2010WinchesterConservativeSeconded
William McCrea23/06/2010South AntrimDUPSeconded
Bob Stewart23/06/2010BeckenhamConservativeSeconded
Joan Walley23/06/2010Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSeconded
James Gray23/06/2010North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Jessica Lee24/06/2010ErewashConservativeWithdrawn
Richard Harrington24/06/2010WatfordConservativeSigned
Alan Meale28/06/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Keith Vaz28/06/2010Leicester EastLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell29/06/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Mike Hancock29/06/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stephenson29/06/2010PendleConservativeSigned
David Simpson30/06/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Jim Sheridan14/10/2010Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin28/10/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned

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