We will not elaborate at length on its principles, which are widely described in many books and on many websites.
Homeopathy means “treatment by similar people”.
Its meaning is its 1st principle (similarity), which is the most important, namely: “a substance that can cause different reactions in a healthy subject will make similar reactions disappear in the sick subject”.
For example, red quinquina (china rubra), a swamp plant, can cause symptoms of fever, diarrhea, severe fatigue, etc., in a healthy person. However, this plant can, conversely, relieve the same symptoms found in a person suffering from, for example, malaria.
The second principle of great importance in homeopathy is that of dilution. The remedies administered are given in a very diluted dose, in order to avoid the risk of intoxication. Dilution is in the order of 1:10 or 1:100. A first solution is prepared, then a second solution is prepared from the first solution, then a third solution, and so on, until the desired degree of dilution is achieved.
This 2nd principle is inseparable from a 3rd principle, dynamisation; between each dilution, it is imperative to shake the diluted solution strongly – to dynamise it. It is said that the solvent, the water, will thus retain the memory of the initially diluted product from dilution to dilution.
Needless to say, the principle of dilution makes those who question the effectiveness of homeopathy grind their teeth. It seems impossible to them that a very low dose of a substance could have any therapeutic effect. For them, the effectiveness of homeopathic remedies depends on a placebo effect, that is, on the simple belief, the faith in its effect. However, homeopathy administered to babies, animals and even plants has beneficial effects. Can we speak of a placebo effect for a cow cured of mastitis in 48 hours by homeopathy?
Anyway, homeopathy is successfully practiced for the treatment of many diseases, in many countries by doctors, pharmacists, dentists, veterinarians, etc. And despite some so-called serious studies that deny homeopathy (when they are “dismantled”, obvious conclusions are drawn that make them lose all credibility), it is now reimbursed by Switzerland, which, after a major study, has come to the conclusion that homeopathy, Chinese medicine, acupuncture and some other natural medicines were just as effective as drugs, if not more so, at a fraction of their cost.
Here is an excellent article on the effectiveness of homeopathy. He compared two reports with opposing conclusions, the Swiss and Australian reports. You can draw your own conclusions… : http://sphq.org/rapport-suisse-rapport-australien/
Although it is currently difficult to fully explain the mode of action of homeopathy using the current state of science, it is very likely that it does not fall within a chemical mode of action. According to researchers, including Dr Luc Montagnier, 2008 Nobel Prize winner in medicine for his discoveries on AIDS, the homeopathic effect is a physical one.
A homeopathic remedy would be a message, a subtle vibration, or more specifically, an electromagnetic wavelength that would be recognized, or not, by the body or that would resonate, or not, with a present state. The body’s recognition of a certain wavelength would induce a beneficial reaction.
How much longer will it take to give homeopathy the credit it deserves? The history of science teaches us that a great discovery is often contested for a long time before it is finally generally accepted. Some minds claiming to be “scientists” seem trapped in a way of thinking, a paradigm, a state contrary, in our opinion, to the curious mind of the researcher, necessarily open to all possibilities when faced with a phenomenon that goes beyond his field of knowledge. The real scientist knows that what we can’t explain today may be explained tomorrow. He keeps an open mind towards what he can’t control, towards the unknown.
For those who claim to be scientists, denying what they do not understand, or what science has not yet explained everything, calls into question their objectivity. Some might wonder why this resistance… But, we live in a world where a certain billionaire industry could fear the coming of certain discoveries… and do everything (…) to discredit this “threat”…