Homeopathy Explained

Homeopathy is a 200 year-old medical science that uses tiny doses of specially prepared substances which stimulate the body to heal itself. It is gentle enough to use on infants, the elderly, and pets, yet potent enough to create quick, lasting relief from literally every aliment known to mankind.1

Dr. Samuel Hahnemann was a German physician who was well known for his work in chemistry, pharmacology, and toxicology. In 1789, he began a series of experiments. He discovered that, by ingesting Peruvian bark, a healthy individual would develop a fever, nausea, diarrhea, limb pain, numbness, and ringing in the ears- all symptoms of malaria. When the subject would stop ingesting the bark, the symptoms would disappear. Since Peruvian bark was commonly used to treat malaria, Hahnemann theorized that a substance which can create symptoms in a healthy person can be used in smaller doses to cure those same symptoms in illness. This proved to be true and became one of the fundamental tenants of homeopathy: the Law of Similars (or likes are cured by likes).1

Dr. Hahnemann was disillusioned by the barbaric state of medicine of his time and the dangerous medicines that were commonly used. As he sought to honor his physician’s oath to ‘do no harm,’ he began to experiment with increasingly diluted solutions. He discovered that, through a process of dilution and succession (vigorous agitation ie. Shaking), the therapeutic strength (potency) of a homeopathic medicine could be increased while virtually eliminating toxic side effects. This became a unique and often confusing principle of homeopathy. However, this created an apparent paradox. The more a solution is diluted, the less active ingredient it contains. How could a dilute solution be a more potent healing agent than the concentrate? Science, at the time of Hahnemann, was unable to explain this phenomenon.1

It turns out that physics, not chemistry, is best suited to explain how this process happens. Highly processed homeopathic remedies undergo a molecular change. These changes can be observed using specialized equipment such as; nuclear magnetic resonance, Raman-laser spectroscopy, and infrared spectrophotometry.1

Water has been used to make homeopathic remedies for thousands of years. Reports go back as far as 400 B.C. Water has many properties, one of which is memory.

New research suggests that water remembers what has been dissolved in it, even after dilution beyond the point where no molecules of the original substance could remain.

For centuries, practitioners of homeopathy have used highly diluted solutions of medicinal substances to treat diseases. Some substances are diluted way beyond the point at which no trace of the original substance could remain. It is as though the water has retained memory of the departed molecules. This has raised a great deal of skepticism within the medical and scientific community. But recent scientific discoveries are making people think again.2

First, South Korean chemists have recently discovered that molecules dissolved in water clump together as they get more diluted. The size of the clumps depends on the number of times the substance is diluted. Therefore, the more times the substance is diluted the larger the clumps become.2

Second, Switzerland physicist Louis Rey has published a paper describing experiments that suggest water does have a memory of molecules that have been diluted away. According to his studies it appears that substances can modify the hydrogen-bonded network of water, and that this modification remains even when the molecules of the original substance have been diluted away. One way in which ‘memory’ might be stored in water is through the vigorous stirring/shaking that homeopathic remedies undergo during manufacturing process. This vigorous stirring/shaking process allows the water to take on the electromagnetic frequency of the substance that it is being mixed with. Apparently, this electromagnetic frequency is stored between the hydrogen bonds of the water and becomes a part if its structure.

As the cluster of water molecules increases in size,- due to dilution, its electromagnetic frequency is correspondingly amplified.2

Therefore, the more times you dilute a substance, the more clumps are formed. The more clumps that are formed, the more room there is to store the substances electromagnetic frequency. The more frequency that is stored, the stronger the potency.

1. “Mediral System For Homeotherapeutics”
2. “Institute For Science in Society”
3. “Inquiry Into Life”
Sylvia L. Mader
Wm. C. Brown Publishers 1997 p. 20-22