Peter Chappell

In 2001 Peter Chappell quit his practice and went to Ethiopia to help find a homeopathic solution to AIDS. With thirty years experience in homeopathy and a background in research, electronics and magnetism, he first considered the normal homeopathic approach. He found this was not a viable option, due to, “the lack of information available within the homeopathic information set” and also the lack of funds. Instead, he developed a method of reverse engineering a remedy, from the totality and essence of the pathology. In this way he designed a specific remedy for AIDS, based on genus epidemicus.

He later generalized this approach to epidemic diseases and called these “second simillimum’ remedies. They are prepared by a process he only partially reveals. In 2002 he made his first designer remedy for AIDS, which he called PC1. In working with thousands of cases over a five year period, he reported that almost everyone improved. In 2004 the editors of the journal Homeopathic Links, went to Africa to evaluate his work. Convinced of its success, they recommended widespread availability of his remedy.

Peter Chappell subsequently developed remedies for Malaria, Dengue Fever, Diphtheria, Gonorrhea and many other epidemic diseases. He then extended the principle of the second simillimum to chronic ailments. Based on his own experience, Hahnemann’s comments on chronic disease and cutting-edge research, he believes that chronic diseases are based on viruses and bacteria and are in fact, slow running epidemics. He cites the example of diabetes, which is detectable at birth, but often takes half a lifetime to materialize. He notes there are many other diseases, which are also developing slowly. Peter subsequently developed “genus chronicus” remedies for MS, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, CFS, Hepatitis C, Lyme and other chronic diseases.

When he conceived that trauma was responsible for much illness, he developed remedies to deal with that also. Information about these remedies can be found at

Peter’s s latest creation is the use of remedies delivered as particular patterns of sound. These acoustic remedies are available on his other website ““. He sees this as a way to reach many more people. He has some free downloads, including one for bird flu, which he believes is an imminent threat.


AS: How did you first design a remedy for AIDS? What were your thought processes and what methodology can you share with us?

PC: Well first of all, I don’t reveal the whole process and that is a cause of concern and debate within the team that now works with PC remedies. Homeopaths and doctors like to know how something is made, and I fully understand and appreciate that. On the other hand, there are very good reasons not to reveal everything. As a consequence, quite a lot of homeopaths will not try my new approaches.

Potentized remedies are not understood scientifically and this is one of the fundamental weak points in homeopathy, both from a scientific point of view and from an acceptance point of view. It’s like science doesn’t really recognize something, even gravity, until it’s got the theory that somehow explains it, in own its terms. And I think it’s fairly obvious, that that’s a crazy scenario, but that is how science operates. That which it can’t explain, it doesn’t believe. Well unfortunately, potentization hasn’t been explained. And it is in this area, obviously that I make remedies.

When this basic science is not in place it’s very hard to explain something in a way that will not be ridiculed, which I think is the situation with homeopathy today. So I am very reluctant to explain something fully, which would then leave the whole situation open to ridicule, because it is ahead of the science and because the terms are not there, to explain it within science.

I should also like to mention the fact that homeopathy has become a dirty word in the world of science, a red flag word, where people immediately go into ‘I don’t believe it works’. One has to go around some convoluted argument to point out the irrationality in that position, before one even gets to the starting point of the discussion, for example about trying the remedy for AIDS and just seeing if it works. What we have seen, as Constantine Herring found out about two centuries ago, is that once you try it and it obviously works, you start to believe it. And it’s the same with my remedies.

By the way I call them resonances and I also say they are homeopathic-like remedies, as I now try to distinguish them from being exactly homeopathic, as this muddies the waters and upsets the purists. The fact that they work in every way like a homeopathic remedy does not justify calling them homeopathic in many people’s opinion. I don’t have a big problem with that, as I am trying to distance what I do as far as I can from homeopathy as a word, because of the difficulties it creates in the real world. This may not be a problem in India, but I can assure you it’s a problem in Africa. In South Africa for example, I remember a student telling me about a project she was trying to complete for her thesis. Homeopathy has been legal in South Africa since about 1842, if I remember correctly. It took two years to get past the medical ethics and efficacies committees before she could start running her project. It was a question of ignorance, education and persistence to get past the prejudices. And that was just a very simple experiment.

At the same time, I am a homeopath and my colleagues are homeopaths, and those are the people who really know how to manage the treatment of established chronic diseases. In the healing world, the people best suited to using these new remedies are the homeopaths, as they have the skills and knowledge of how to recover people from chronic diseases and they know about things like the healing crisis and when the symptom picture changes and when and why to change the remedy from first Simillimum to a second Simillimum etc. But in the real world of ministers of health and medical directors and people like that, it’s quite helpful to go without using the word homeopathy, any more than one has to.

The information I prefer to put in print about the making of the resonances is this:

PC Resonances are made by imprinting specific information into water, which has the ability to memorize and store information, as is the case with all homeopathic remedies diluted beyond Avogadro’s number. The information regarding the totality of the symptoms of a disease and its role and purpose is gathered from a range of sources. This information is synthesized into a totality and imprinted into water by a proprietary process. Pure water containing some 96% medical alcohol as a preservative, in sealed dropper bottles, is used in the manufacturing process and these bottles stay closed during the whole process.

I would like to add here that diseases are stagnant energy and that is the core phenomena and this energy needs to be addressed by the immune system and dissolved away. Once that happens, then the person returns to a more coherent energy pattern, where normal first simillimum approaches, what is commonly called classical homeopathy, can then be effective.

AS: When did you first start thinking about using acoustic remedies, your “healing downloads“, where sound triggers the healing?

PC: Regarding the acoustic remedies, the first step I made in thinking about this was bird flu. I was presented with the facts about bird flu and there was a homeopathic conference about this, in Paris I believe, and $1 million was set aside to create homeopathic answers to this. The $1 million got me thinking! Since we were short of money, chronically short of money for our work in Africa, I’m always on the alert for new sources of funds. You may not know this but most of the sources of money in this world are tied into the current medical paradigms and when the word homeopathy is used, many doors automatically shut in the funding world. So I wrote this 27 page report on how to treat bird flu, and in the process of studying bird flu I realized that if the epidemic really did hit the world in a way that seemed quite possible (and still seems increasingly possible) you could have a situation where 2 billion people at one time were actually sick with a killer flu. Now we know in principle that homeopathy will work with this, as it did in the last bird flu in 1918, because the death rate under homeopathic prescribing was about 1% and the death rate under conventional medicine at the time was anything from 10 to 30%. The situation is no different now than before, because the only (conventional) medicine that could work for bird flu is Tamiflu and that’s not in any way guaranteed.

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy4Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also available in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. You can visit Alan at his website: