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Thursday, 8 July 2010

Nobel Scientist discovers scientific basis of homeopathy

Let's be clear. This breaking news won't make homeopathy any more effective than it has been for the last 200 years. After all, it has a history of proven effectiveness with patients throughout the world - even though scientists have not known the mechanism through which it works.

However, Professor Luc Montagnier, the French vitologist who won the Nobel prize for discovering a link between HIV and AIDs, has discovered something about the nature of water that might explain how homeopathy actually works. He has found that water has a 'memory' that continues even after many dilutions. He has apparently found that solutions containing the DNA of viruses and bacteria can emit low frequency radio waves that can influence molecules around them, and turn them into organised structures. These molecules can themselves emit waves.

Moreover, the activity apparently continues even with successive dilutions. Montagnier was not investigating homeopathy, but dilution is, of course, the second principle on which homeopathy is based, the one that makes homeopathy such a very safe medical therapy.

The news has had very poor coverage in the mainstream media - a short mention in the Times at the weekend, and a rather long one in the Australian (at

Certainly it has not received the attention it deserves. WDDTY have recently featured it in their newsletter (at

Homeopaths are aware that there are other scientists who are working along similar lines, all producing equally interesting findings, pertinent to homeopathy. But we are aware that they have to be careful. ConMed is a powerful Establishment body, and can be vicious to those who challenge their medical monopoly, and who study things they don't want studied - including how homeopathy works.

This may explain why homeophobes, homeopathy denialists and medical fundamentalists have been so rampant in their criticism of homeopathy in recent months. If, through the work of genuine scientists like Montagnier, a scientific explanation of how homeopathy works emerges, it will be the crucial blow to conventional medicine, already in turmoil because of the ongoing, and alarming failure of a succession of pharmaceutical drugs.