New Delhi, Dec 5,2011: Debunking the oft-repeated debate of quashing ‘sweet milk powder pills’ as mere ‘placebo’, a latest study has shown that Homoeopathy may be a highly scientific ‘Nano-Medicine’.

“Even the highest dilutions of remedies have left signatures of respective original molecules in their nano-particle form, when subjected to electron microscopy studies, validated later by wavelength analysis,” claims Prof. Jayesh R.Bellare of the prestigious IIT-Bombay.

Prof. Jayesh, Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering, was sharing findings of  his ongoing research on the “Materials Science of  Homoeopathic Medicines: A Nanoparticulate Perspective” with the delegates of the just concluded 66th World Homoeopathic Congress of  Liga Homoeopathica Medicorum Internationalis (LMHI).

This gains significance when massive investments had been made world over in the so-called modern medicine to encourage nano-medicine to find out medicated nano-particles that could target a chosen diseased cell or cells to treat the sick.

Jayesh’s initial experience in analyzing the physico-chemical properties of “Bhasmas” of Indian System of Medicine Ayurveda and later characterizing their composition has prompted Jayesh to extend his research to Homoeopathic drugs.

The interest in  the research further intensified with the so-called modern system of medicine, Allopathy, not prepared to  accept homoeopathy as a medicine as the latter does not contain any molecules and hence no effect on cell biology.

Samples of various batches of drugs made of different “elements” such as Aurum Metallicum, Cuprum Metallicum and Zincum Metallicum in different potencies starting from 30C, 200C and higher were collected and were subjected to electron microscopy study.

The homoeopathic dilutions of potencies above 12X are supposed not to contain any molecules as propounded by the Avogadro’s Hypothesis. But surprisingly, the crystalline structures of each drug had their finger print of the basic element of its origin were exhibited even in higher potencies.

Their electron diffraction of each element in the dilution had measured 5 to 10 nanometers .This was again validated using wavelength studies and their results graphed.

This proves beyond doubt that the homoeopathic drugs in the higher potencies ranging from 30 C exhibit the nano-particulate character of the original elements/molecules they were made of.

Further studies are on with other higher potencies to characterize the nano-particles of each drug.

Even substances hitherto considered “inert” like Lycopodium, Gold and Platinum, would work wonders on human beings as powerful remedies when their innate potential is brought out  through what was described as “succussion, trituration, potentisation or dynamisation’ discovered by its founder Samuel Hahnemann, unique to Homoeopathy.

Meanwhile, Dr.Alexander Tournier, Principal Investigator, Homoeopathy Research Institute, London, said we have to build homoeopathy on the “principles of physics” to face the criticism of the system from others.

He told the WHC how succussion process could ‘break the quantum domain’ of the medical substance and accelerates/decelerates protein, like electro-magnetic waves do, in the higher dilution of homoeopathic drugs that does not contain any molecules.

Dr.Joseph M.Schmidt from the University of Munich, Germany also favoured application of quantum physics as against conventional concepts of materialistic methods and epistemology for homoeopathic drugs.

This gains significance with the LHMI offering collaborative research with the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology(IITs) for basic research as was expressed before the President of India Pratibha Devi Singh Patil at Rashtrapathi Bhavan after the conclusion of the WHC. //EOM//

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  1. 1

    The article says “The homoeopathic dilutions of potencies above 12X are supposed not to contain any molecules as propounded by the Avogadro’s Hypothesis.”

    However Avogadro’s Hypothesis is:
    “Two equal volumes of gas, at the same temperature and pressure, contain the same number of molecules.”

    There isn’t any actual science in the article, just a bunch of words used by scientists combined in an order that kinda sorta looks like science to someone who failed every science class they ever took.

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    You are hardly going to understand the science of Homeopathy in 30 seconds. You’ve just given yourself away as a dilettante.

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     Mathew is absolutely right. The so-called scientific explanation summarized in the article is complete nonsense, as is homeopathy.

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    Here’s the citation, which doesn’t work for me…convenient?

    Chikramane PS, Suresh AK, Bellare JR, Kane SG (2010). Extreme homeopathic dilutions retain starting materials: a nanoparticulate perspective. Homeopathy 2010; 99: 231‐242.


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    Bala, A homoeopathic remedy of 12X still contains physical atoms of the original material.


    A 12X remedy is a dilution of 1 to 10^12 while Avagadros Number is 6.02214129(27)×10^23 which is a bit larger that 10^12.

    To get a remedy dilute enough to exceed Avagadros Number, it would have to be 24X, or 12C.

    This is covered in undergraduate Chemistry 101 and in any undergraduate Chemistry text book.

    Please get your facts straight before you write articles discussing science.

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