autohaemotherapy

autohaemotherapy

Pseudomedicine
A pseudotherapy in which an aliquot of blood is removed from a vein and injected elsewhere in the body of the same person.

autohaemotherapy

Treatment of disease using the patient's own blood, which is withdrawn from a vein and then injected intramuscularly.
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THERE are two different types of ozone injections: directly into a painful joint such as the knee (effective on sports injuries) or using a method thought to be favoured by the Queen Mother, autohaemotherapy.
John Fennel, 20, a student from Staffordshire, had several treatments of autohaemotherapy at King's Bromley Nursing Home when he suffered glandular fever.
Lydia Barnfather, counsel for the committee, said 30 patients were infected with the potentially-deadly virus after being treated with an unproven procedure called autohaemotherapy.
Ms Barnfather said Dr Shivadikar's medically untrained daughter, Miriam, performed autohaemotherapy on 80-90 people between July 1997 and February 1998.
He used autohaemotherapy - taking blood from patients and mixing it with saline before reinjecting it - on people with a variety of ailments, at his practice in Finchley, North London.
The medical hearing heard how the former doctor prescribed an "unorthodox and controversial" form of acupuncture, called autohaemotherapy, which involved taking blood from his patients and mixing it with saline before re-injecting it.