Homeopathy for children with migraines was put to the test in a study which took place in 12 countries worldwide and included fifty-nine physicians trained in homeopathy. The trial was an observational, prospective, open, nonrandomized, noncomparative, multicenter study.
Altogether 168 children with migraines, aged 5–15 years, were carefully followed before and after homeopathic treatment. The frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks decreased significantly during the 3-month follow-up period. Also the children spent significantly less time off school.
The most common preventive homeopathic medicines used were Ignatia, Lycopodium, Natrum mur, Gelsemium, and Pulsatilla. The most commonly used medicines during a migraine were Belladonna, Ignatia, Iris, Kali phos, and Gelsemium.
The results of this study demonstrate the use of homeopathic medicines for the prevention and treatment of migraine attacks in children. A significant decrease in the frequency, severity, and duration of migraine attacks was observed and, consequently, reduced absenteeism from school.