What is Homeopathy
Homeopathic remedies are mainly derived from substances within the mineral, plant and animal kingdoms. New substances are proved (tested) in healthy individuals to determine their unique characteristics before being considered as possible remedies. Provings (testings) are conducted by administering a potentized substance to a set number of healthy people for a specified length of time. During a proving, each individual’s physical, mental, and emotional symptoms are recorded, including the individual’s transient “artificial (fake) disease,” a term coined by Hahnemann 3. He found that each substance carried an innate artificial disease, and when it matched and exceeded the energy of a human’s natural (real) disease, it rebalanced the mistuned life force energy, and extinguished the natural disease 2,3.
The principle of “like cures like”could perhaps make sense, when one considers how a C note played on a piano, makes a C note resonate on a nearby string instrument 4. This has to do with the resonance (hypersensitivity) of the string instrument’s C note to the piano’s C note. When the substance (remedy) matches the resonance of a person’s state, the principle of “like cures like” is engaged. This causes the mistuned energy to replay and balance, thereby improving health.
Homeopathic medicines are prepared by liberating the dynamic energy within a substance through a technique called potentization. Potentization is a stepwise series of dilutions and succussions of an original substance. Dilution methods involve either a 1:10 ratio denoted by X, or a 1:100 ratio denoted by C. Each serial dilution is followed by succussion, which involves vigorous stirring. Potentization allows the finer symptoms of a substance to be captured with a unique, broader theme 5. It is these finer symptoms of a substance that are matched to the individual’s theme and symptoms.
Dilution of a substance beyond 12 C potency reaches a point where it no longer contains any molecule of the starting substance, yet its potency rises with each dilution and succussion. The increase in potency may imply a shift to a higher dimension, which might be explained by the presence of nanoparticles with properties different from the original substance 6. The changes in properties observed in nanoparticles, such as increased surface area, magnetism etc., are components of nanoscience that are increasingly being utilized in nano-pharmacology (allopathy) and nanotechnology.
It may be helpful to consider that everything from ‘substances and creatures’ to ‘planets and stars’ has its own electromagnetic field 5. When a substance is administered to an organism, it influences the recipient in two ways. The first and most well-known influence is a chemical one that can be observed in foods, herbs, or drugs. While, a substance’s medicinal, or chemical impact takes effect more quickly, in the long run, those effects are not permanent. The second way a substance acts is through its own electromagnetic field, also known as its energy footprint. However, this only occurs if the substance has been potentized and resonates with the individual. This implies that if the substance (remedy) is not a near resonant match, the sickness will only be partially or temporarily alleviated. Take, for example, a person who is experiencing the wholistic chemical effect of a single herbal medicine that also happens to be a resonant match for them. Initially, the condition improves significantly, but over time, especially in chronic conditions, the benefit and duration gradually decrease. This happens because the herb’s dynamic action was not potentized, which prevented a deeper and longer-lasting improvement.
Still, the inner workings of homeopathy remain a mystery, because finer energy dynamics are not perceivable to human eyes. However, there are hypotheses that indirectly shed light on homeopathy’s workings. What is intriguing are the numerous scientific studies, and cases that continue to show the efficacy of homeopathy.
Fun fact: Early in the 20th century, there were 22 medical homeopathic schools, about 100 homeopathic hospitals, and around 1,000 homeopathic pharmacies in the United States 4.
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- Hahnemann, S., & O’Reilly, W. B. (1996). Organon of the medical art. Birdcage Books.
- Hahnemann, S. et al. (1982). Organon of Medicine. Cooper Publishing.
- Ullman, D. (2007). The homeopathic revolution: Why famous people and cultural heroes choose homeopathy. North Atlantic.
- Ullman, D. Exploring Possible Mechanisms of Hormesis and Homeopathy in the Light of Nanopharmacology and Ultra-High Dilutions. Sage journals, 2021. Accessed February 22, 2023. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/15593258211022983
- Vithoulkas, G., & Tiller, W. A. (2009). The Science of Homeopathy. International Academy of Classical Homeopathy.