November 2005 | Vol 2 | Issue 11

 


     

The Scientific efficacy of Homoeopathic Remedies

Dr.Nagendra Babu, B.H.M.S

Introduction

       Dr.Nagendra Babu, Reader, Department of Organon of Medicine and Philosophy pricks Lancet’s judgment on the Homoeopathic system saying “It is like playing cricket game with the rules of football game. These researchers instead of spending their valuable time and money on disproving the other systems better spend it on the welfare of the patient” He has given a small write up on The Scientific efficacy of Homoeopathic Remedies, to be shared with our readers.

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  1. Along with the dilutions, homoeopathic system also has mother tinctures, trituration tablets etc that possess the material substance in them. Lower potencies like 1x to 30x, or 12c etc have been diluted least and may still contain some amount of material substance in it. Homoeopathy does not claim that the efficacy increases only with the dilutions; we dilute the medicines in order to reduce the unwanted aggravations. Remember Homoeopaths like Richard Hughes recommend the use of decimal potencies and lesser potencies in Homoeopathy. So dismissing the entire system, which exists for more than 200years, based on one research trial as placebo therapy, is unpardonable negative publicity.
  2. Cures achieved by the experienced Homoeopaths on infants, animal, unconscious patients are strong evidences that Homoeopathic cures cannot be ridiculed as mere placebo effects.
  3. Wannamakar of U.S.A conducted experiments to prove the efficacy of highly dynamised Sulphur on onion plants. He planted seedling obtained from the commercial grower in large trays as 96 seedlings for each tray. Then he added 12x, 24x, 30x, 60x and 20M Sulphur dilutions to theses trays. He kept some more trays as control studies. Those seedlings treated with the micro dilutions produced onion bulbs and seedlings much weightier than the untreated ones. Their Ca, Mg, K and Na contents were also richer in comparison with the control trays. Is this a placebo effect?
  4. The Homoeopathic system is recognized by the world health organization today. Efficacy of Homoeopathic treatment is not new to the medical world. History shows an episode dating back to 1832 A.D. during the European cholera epidemic where the recovery rate of Homoeopathy was far greater than Allopathy. In the same period in Russia out of 1,270 treated cases 1,162 recovered and only 108 died. The mortality rate of Homoeopathic treatment was less than 10 percent. The mortality rate of allopathic treatment during the same time was 60 to 70 percent.
  5. One of the oldest laws of pharmacology, the Arndt-Schulz law [1888] advocates, “for every substance, small doses stimulates, moderate doses inhibit, large doses abolish”. Dr. Boyd’s experiment on the action of micro doses of mercuric chloride on malt diatase is based on this law. It is already known to the chemists that the crude mercuric chloride inhibits the diastase activity. But Boyd’s experiments [1916] showed that the mercuric chloride 61x accelerated the diastase activity instead of inhibiting it. To avoid any amount of confusion he also kept a control study with distilled water. Distilled water did not show any amount of reaction with mercuric chloride. Boyd’s conclusion was if the mercuric chloride 61x did not have any amount of reactive capacity it should have shown the result similar to that of the distilled water.
  6. Dr. W.J. Byod further demonstrated conclusively the presence of some energy in the potentised medicines, which he detected, with the needle of a sensitive galvanometer, the Emanometer. On the findings of Emanometer he tried to classify the medicines of Materia Medica in to ten groups.
  7. Law of similaris is not new to allopaths also. It is widely practiced by them even today. Ex: Streptokinase [fibrinolysin] is a toxin produced by the pathogenetic bacteria Str.pyogenes. “Fibrinolysin appears to play a biological role in streptococcal infections by breaking down the fibrin barrier around the lesions and facilitating the spread of infection. Streptokinase is given intravenously for the treatment of early myocardial infection and other thromboembolic disorders”. If it produces it cures. Homoeopathy isn’t it?
  8. French physicist Custave de Bon demonstrated that the sodium chloride 1 M potency when sprayed in to vacuum produced sodium spectrum. How dose this happen when the 1M potency of sodium chloride does not possess any imprint on it. Is it a placebo effect?
  9. Homoeopathic supporters all over the world is trying to create a workable model to explain the modus operandi of Homoeopathic cure. “Storage of vibratory energy” is one of such theories, which gives some hope on the modus operandi of Homoeopathic cure. It explains that during the collision process, vibratory energy is exchanged between the source drug and the water and the water is left with a vibratory imprint of the drug. Further succussion deepens the imprint of the drug. In another experiment different potencies of Pulsatilla were frozen at – 100c, and photographed under polarized light to see any difference. The results were strikingly in support of Homoeopathy. Each potency has shown different crystal sizes as the potency increased indicating the increased energy storage vibratory modes.

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Dr.Nagendra Babu, B.H.M.S
Lecturer
Sri Sai Ram Homoeopathic Medical College
West Tambaram,
Chennai.
Phone : 22382559
Mobile : 9840129255