Thursday, August 31, 2006

Homoeopathic Ultra Dilutions - Their Structure And Functions


Homoeopathic medicine, since late 18th century has grown as giant tree thronged by humanity as arboreal aves for fruits of medicinal cure, it has grown like large Banyan providing shelter of solace and cure to patients all through its history.  The tree of Homoeopathy has also been hit by stones, unmindful of its providing cure and medicines for human sufferings, in criticising the system on its operational procedures.
Homoeopathic Medications, their structure and medicinal actions in respect with their causes and effects and related studies are widely being investigated yet it needs to be proceeded further, towards the advancement of this science.
Various works on the ultra dilutions have been done, but scientific advancements of these studies need to be carried further in terms of understandable tools. The present scenario requires a linear advancement in these studies.  The criticisms on the functions and structure beyond 10-24 homoeopathic dilutions have surfaced without understanding the mechanism of biological response in dilution 10-24 and above in humans, animals, plants and microbes. As a result homoeopathic medications in the cure of diseases are expanding and are on a sharper increase. The clinical evidences of Homoeopathic actions are being aided with laboratorical studies and proofs by research workers but they needed to be advanced.
The study:
The present article outlines certain areas of study on Homoeopathic dilutions that requires the scientific understanding on actions of the drugs and nessiciates further studies on these lines.  It is rather worrying as most of the Homoeopathic practitioners have consoled themselves in clinical actions of Homoeopathic drugs but not on the functional activities of the dilutions they prescribe. Perhaps they have left these for converged investigations by others.
Time has ripen and every fellow Homoeopath needs to have a determined conviction in rising himself towards the cause, action and experimental proving of the drug action taking help of available pathological tools.  The philosophical judgements are to be recorded with solid evidences of action on a scientific scale, and various scientific studies are awaiting for us to study, think and prove.
Many Homoeopaths around the world have stepped into this area, but a flurry of action requires to be done.  I have listed some of these steps on laboratory experiments on Homoeopathic medicines, which, require a lot of young, inquisitive, enquiring and acting Homoeopathic brain to work upon and record their findings for future research.

Studies on atomic wavelength of homoeopathic dilutions

The studies of French engineer Monsieur Louis Tourrenna on radioactive methods in comparing the wavelength of the atomic power of Radium, to that of Homoeopathic dilutions are noteworthy.  He noticed, the increase in potencies, increases the atomic length of their respective radioactive wave pattern created, when compared to that of Radium1.
This comparative study can be further worked upon and a scale of wavelength of various potencies can be recorded for further studies and inferences.

Study of Copper Chloride crystal pattern

It has been proved that the symptomatic addition of Homoeopathic dilutions on to a patients serum with copper chloride solution, has yielded varied crystallization patterns1, 2.  This study can be extended to every clinical symptomatic treatment of homoeopathic dilutions with the comparison of its crystallization pattern and its clinical action.  The results can be recorded as the action of homoeopathic drugs in terms of science.

Understanding the structure of the Hydrogen bonds of Homoeopathic Dilutions

The studies by Louis Rey, 2003 has revealed the difference of the Hydrogen bonds of that of pure water to the Hydrogen bond structure of Homoeopathic dilutions of salt solutions by using thermo-luminescence3,4.  This study can be further extended to various dilutions and their clinical behaviour be compared between various structures obtained.  A comparative and contrasting studies may throw light on the relationship to Hydrogen bonds of dilutions and their clinical behaviour as homoeopathic dilutions.

Study of Thyroxin in tadpoles

The study of Thyroxin 30x in tadpoles, has showed the inhibition of growth of tadpoles. Also, when a glass bottle containing Homoeopathic dilution of Thyroxin hormone (30x) is suspended in the tank of tadpoles, without any contact with the water, the growth of tadpoles was inhibited5.  The research was replicated at several laboratories with consistency in results.

The implications of this study are significant, in showing that Homoeopathic medicines have some type of radiational effect through glass. This radiational effect may be tested with various homoeopathic medicines and the results recorded for further studies.

Effect of Mercuric Chloride dilutions on tissue culture

The effect of Mercuric Chloride, at dilutions of 0.9 x 10-25M to 0.9x10-17M on the proliferation of mouse lymphoblastic cell strains, identifying their culture, was studied by Van Mansvelt and Amons at the University of Amsterdam1.
The dilutions were added to a tissue culture medium, and the mixture was used in the incubation experiments.  The results, by statistical methods showed the Mercuric Chloride dilutions were definitely toxic, and they could also prove that further dilutions of Mercuric Chloride on the study does not produce a flat dose-effect curve, as in the case of other incubation studies. 
Though the findings of the study were against the natural principles of dilutions on tissue medium, the results were a break through on homoeopathic dilutions in establishing Arndt - Schultz law.  Hence, the same tissue culture incubation method may be extended for various dilutions and the studies be recorded on the homoeopathic actions of such dilutions in proving the law of Arndt-Schultz.
Since more than one model and theory are required to explain the action of medicines, perhaps laboratorical experiments can be devised to homoeopathic students for their PG and UG research dissertations, to serve dual function of improving their own conviction and educating other about the action of homoeopathic medicines.

1. Sankaran. P “Elements of Homoeopathy”, Vol II, edited by Rajan Sankaran, Homoeopathic Medical Publishers, Mumbai, 1996.
2. Peiffer. E. “Sensitive Crystallization Processes”, Anthroposophic press, New York,   1975.
3. Rey Louis, “Thermoluminescence of Ultra – High Dilutions of  Lithium Chloride and Sodium Chloride”, Physica A, 2003; 323: 67-74. Available also in the web page:
4. Saxena. R. K., Upadhyay. R.P.,  Gupta. V. K., “Homoeopathy: Science on the Brink of Revolution”, CCRH Quarterly Bulletin, 2004; 26: 22-25.
5. Endler. P.C., Pongratz. W., Smith. C.W. et al., “Non-Molecular Information Transfer From Thyroxine to Frogs”, available in the web page:

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