2005 | Vol 2 | Issue 11
Scientific efficacy of Homoeopathic Remedies
Dr.Nagendra Babu, B.H.M.S
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.
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
- Cures achieved by the experienced
Homoeopaths on infants, animal, unconscious patients are strong
evidences that Homoeopathic cures cannot be ridiculed as mere
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
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.
of the oldest laws of pharmacology, the Arndt-Schulz law 
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 
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.
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.
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?
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?
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
treatise on Organon of medicine, part-III, Dr. Ashok
Kumar Das, reprint 1994, page no 135]
how does it work? Homoeopulse, July-sep 2001. Bradford
logic of figures :
from Tyler: Homoeopathic drug pictures: health science
and practice of Homoeopathy, M.L.Dhawle, M.D. [BOM]
page no: 20, second edition.
book of Microbiology 6th edition, Dr. Ananthanarayanan,
C.K.J. Paniker. Page no: 192.
treatise on Organon of medicine, part-III, Dr. Ashok
Kumar Das, reprint 1994, page no 137
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