Introduction: The Memory of Water, a 'local' explanation of homeopathy's efficacy, has been supplemented recently by complementary 'non-local' hypotheses. One of these envisages a form of quantum macro-entanglement between patient, practitioner, and remedy to form a so-called 'PPR' entangled state, from which the possibility of cure may manifest.
Method: Semiotic analysis affords a geometrical description of this entangled state as a patient-centred chiral tetrahedron. Its four corners depict three different types of symptoms (of the patient, the dis-ease, and the remedial substance) and the potentised remedy.
Results: Reflecting this state in a practitioner-derived mirror-like 'therapeutic state space' generates two notional patient-centred chiral tetrahedra: cure may be thought to arise from their patient-driven combination 'through the looking glass' of the therapeutic state space, into one polyhedron called a stella octangula or stellated octahedron; in essence, a 3-D Star of David.
Conclusion: The practitioner may help in forming these notional semiotic polyhedra, but the patient is at their epi-centres, i.e., the practitioner facilitates but does not control the curative process.
To cite this article:
Lionel R. Milgrom. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. April 2008, 14(3): 329-339. doi:10.1089/acm.2007.0674.