Rethinking homeopathy

This article from New Scientist (found via Schwartzreport) ends with this statement: “If the results turn out to be real, she says, the implications are profound: we may have to rewrite physics and chemistry.” To which I add: It’s about time!

Belfast Homeopathy Results

New Scientist (U.K.)

Madeline Ennis, a pharmacologist at Queen’s University, Belfast, was the scourge of homeopathy. She railed against its claims that a chemical remedy could be diluted to the point where a sample was unlikely to contain a single molecule of anything but water, and yet still have a healing effect. Until, that is, she set out to prove once and for all that homeopathy was bunkum.

In her most recent paper, Ennis describes how her team looked at the effects of ultra-dilute solutions of histamine on human white blood cells involved in inflammation. These “basophils” release histamine when the cells are under attack. Once released, the histamine stops them releasing any more. The study, replicated in four different labs, found that homeopathic solutions – so dilute that they probably didn’t contain a single histamine molecule – worked just like histamine. Ennis might not be happy with the homeopaths’ claims, but she admits that an effect cannot be ruled out.

So how could it happen? Homeopaths prepare their remedies by dissolving things like charcoal, deadly nightshade or spider venom in ethanol, and then diluting this “mother tincture” in water again and again. No matter what the level of dilution, homeopaths claim, the original remedy leaves some kind of imprint on the water molecules. Thus, however dilute the solution becomes, it is still imbued with the properties of the remedy.

You can understand why Ennis remains sceptical. And it remains true that no homeopathic remedy has ever been shown to work in a large randomised placebo-controlled clinical trial. But the Belfast study (Inflammation Research, vol 53, p 181) suggests that something is going on. “We are,” Ennis says in her paper, “unable to explain our findings and are reporting them to encourage others to investigate this phenomenon.” If the results turn out to be real, she says, the implications are profound: we may have to rewrite physics and chemistry.

3 thoughts on “Rethinking homeopathy

  1. Hi Frank,

    I believe with enough faith you could empower/charge the original dilution without the histamine, and still get the same result. A vibration exists for everything. My guys upstairs have told me that enough energy is present in a drop of water to heal a sick child – any illness. They ask me not to do big or small, only healing. The vibration evolves everytime I heal because I’m healing the world – time, space, matter, consciousness.

    Does that mean I’m performing miracles everytime I heal? No, but I believe I can. Our potential is unlimited.

    Health exists, is present, the potential/vibration for life/peace/love is always present.

    I have these ‘conversations with God’ moments, and in the past I’d say something is talking to me, but I’ve learnt that the conversation is created. The potential for guidance has always been there – instinct. Indigenous cultures listen to the earth. They desire food, water and shelter and the earth answers: the forest talks, the earth talks, the winds talk.

    A man’s soul/vibration desires health, but he’s not listening. Habit and fear is killing him. A homeopath (shaman, witch doctor, healer) has a desire to heal. He is willing. The sick man asks for help, the soul/vibration has always been asking. The answer is created. A psychic will hear the answer – change your diet, exercise, be creative, be honest. A homeopath will infuse the answer in his treatment. The answer cannot be diluted, because it’s present outside of, but also coexists within, space/time/matter.

    There’s no time in the vibration of the answer. Question and answer coexist. With the absence of fear/doubt healing will manifest. Not the absence of fear and doubt in the patient, but in the answer.

    A window of opportunity is created – wellness, a physical change, a miracle?, and then the patient has the choice to let go of doubt and fear. It’s religion that has said believe in ? through ? is the way.

    My guys upstairs are working on evolving the vibration. The collective energy/consciousness of the world is crying out, heal me. I’m listening. If I can get thousands to listen it will evolve quicker.

    I think I’m done. Cheers, Simon.

  2. Not sure if your sentence got garbled. It came through as “It’s religion that has said believe in ? through ? is the way.”

    It occurred to me that maybe you meant it that way, the question marks representing a variable, so I left it, but I wasn’t sure.

    Very hopeful message, yours, and I hear the same thing from others. But each will need to hear it from within, of course, before things will change unrecognizably for the better. That may be the real paradigm shift we’re in the midst of.

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