Monday, 11 April 2011

More (real) science supporting homeopathy

This new research is showing that after 'extreme' homeopathic solution, the original substance continues to be present. This is the Abstract of the research.


Homeopathy is controversial because medicines in high potencies such as 30c and 200c involve huge dilution factors (10⁶⁰ and 10⁴⁰⁰ respectively) which are many orders of magnitude greater than Avogadro's number, so that theoretically there should be no measurable remnants of the starting materials. No hypothesis which predicts the retention of properties of starting materials has been proposed nor has any physical entity been shown to exist in these high potency medicines. Using market samples of metal-derived medicines from reputable manufacturers, we have demonstrated for the first time by Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), electron diffraction and chemical analysis by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectroscopy (ICP-AES), the presence of physical entities in these extreme dilutions, in the form of nanoparticles of the starting metals and their aggregates.

So the denialists arguments, 'there is no evidence that homeopathy works', or 'homeopathy just cannot work' is gradually falling to the scientific evidence. That is, to the evidence of proper scientists - not those who are being paid by the Pharmaceutical Companies!