This short article firstly presents the status of homeopathy from the prevalent scientific view that each medicine must have its distinct chemical identity. Then, it addresses the problem from a few hitherto ignored experimental observations aided by an advanced science called Quantum Electrodynamics with experiments conducted by us and other researchers. In the final analysis it leads to an amazing conclusion – That which was being feared to be nowhere, turns out to be pervading the solution by its characteristic energy in dissipative structures.
Keywords: Prevalent view, Quantum Electrodynamics. dissipative structures
We know homeopathy to be a contentious healthcare system right from its invention by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann in 1796 in spite of many impressive cures to its credit. This is primarily because of failure of prevalent science to explain how diluted homeopathic preparations, with or without the physical presence of the starting substance, can carry the medicinal information to influence living bodies.
It is a puzzling phenomenon – a frustrating situation for researchers providing an opportunity to the skeptics to brand homeopathic cures as placebo effect or mental cures. This article does not enter into logical rebuttal of this invalid hypothesis (already done elsewhere by me and other people) but offering an explanation based on advanced physical science.
The aim of this short article is to report in a popular way (suitable for the non-experts) the amazing outcome of our research on the scientific basis of homeopathy.
Problem: How can an ingredient, after being diluted away from a solution, manifest its properties in that dilution – this is the core issue. Chemically a high dilution preparation is just the diluent (water) and hence, the answer was expected to be in water only. However, there was no immediate indication of how this might be possible.
The Hint: After a long and tireless literature search for about 18 years I came across some hitherto ignored specialties of water such as the existence of innumerable tiny ice-like structures floating in bulk water at room temperature but having no particular form and susceptible to influence of other substances [1,2]. Their message to me was that water molecules might be influenced by the starting solute to form solute-specific structures through dilutions.+
2. Method of validation
Validity of this model was suggested by experimental data for proton resonance frequency variation (which implies variation of diluent molecular structure) with Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometer  and acoustic resonance frequency variation (implying variation of dimension of diluent molecular structure) using Anomalous Dielectric Dispersion Detector (ADDD) fabricated by us [4,5]. But, convincing proofs come from theoretical predictions of Quantum Electrodynamics (QED) and images of water structures (in the form of solid residues) from the Atomic Force Microscope (AFM) as described below.
QED Theory and AFM Study: As per QED ordinary water is now regarded as a mixture of coherent domains (CD), an ensemble of a group of water molecules, and incoherent water (isolated molecules), their proportion varying with temperature [6-8].
Furthermore, the CDs are influenced by a small amount of `guest molecules’ (one percent or less) and combine together to form larger domains, scientifically called as dissipative structures (DS), which can energy-wise carry the information about the guest molecule . This provides the theoretical basis of homeopathy.
It was experimentally checked by Atomic Force Microscope. The images obtained by us [9-11] were different for different medicines suggesting that they are specific to the medicines and their potencies. So, our model may now be stated as: Succussed serial dilutions in water may carry information about the solute via solute-specific water structures ruling out any other weird hypothesis (without theoretical and experimental support), as its contender.
Water is chemically a simple substance – just H2O. But, it is a mysterious substance with the specialties mentioned in The Hint section, where we saw the possibility of resolving the puzzling high dilution phenomenon through a structural model. The concept gathered supports from our studies using NMR, ADDD and AFM. Supports to our structural concept are implied in the works of other researchers also [12-17].
Succussed serial dilution gradually reduces the proportion of solute in the solution, which becomes devoid of the starting material beyond 12c dilution. Side by side, there is generation of DSs carrying information about the solute. We arrive at ensembles of diluent molecules pervaded by solute-specific energy, imparting solute-specific structures to the ensembles. That which was being feared to be nowhere, turns out to be pervading the solution by its characteristic energy in dissipative structures – an amazing outcome!.
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