HOMEOPATHY… Yes the “dreaded” topic of Homeopathy, and if it’s all “pseudoscience” and “placebo effects” that people are just getting duped by.
Well, it’s the elephant in the room for a lot of homeopaths. A lot of homeopaths struggle to explain homeopathy to the sceptics and that is mainly because they don’t deeply “understand” it themselves sadly. They know how it works and they just trust it. They apply the “rules” for it and leave it at that and that in itself is perfectly fine because, as I have said before in my Homeopathy a way of life article, homeopathy does not concern itself with the whys so much; thus homeopaths know not to worry too much over “understanding” how it works because they know its effectiveness is not dependant on their understanding of it. However, it’s not something which, especially in this day and age, should be dreaded; because it really can be understood today like all other “sciences”.
The reason why homeopathy always fails at “science” and is unable to “prove” itself is because we are using the WRONG MEASURING STICK!
Yes, that is right! It cannot and does not pass any “medical” parameters because it’s not “medical science” because “medical science” is not the full and complete world of science, “medical science” is just BIO-CHEMISTRY! And Homeopathy is not! Homeopathy is PHYSICS!
The other problem which is a further stumbling block for the understanding of homeopathy is that, most (not all!) people find it hard to understand physics. They are often not taught it well, because again often the teachers lack a deep understanding of it themselves, there is sadly a big shortage I feel of “good” physics teachers (well truthfully “good” teachers are a rare breed in and of themselves anyway, but let’s not go there).
Physics like Biology and Chemistry can be easy to grasp and understand too, one just needs it to be taught in a way where we can relate to it. We human beings, for the most part, struggle with abstract concepts and models that we cannot picture, imagine or relate to. We cannot compute it. Often due to a lack of deeper grasp and understanding of physics, especially theoretical physics, people are unable to teach the subject in a way where the students can connect with it. Therefore causing the students to switch off from the subject altogether. As the old saying goes: if you cannot say it in a simple way, you do not know it well enough. This is not to discount all the physics teachers of the world, no, by no means! But it is often seen that people are put off by physics and often it is because of this lack of connection with it; even though we are surrounded by it, so it should be something one should be able to easily connect to, however it is often not the case. This all is also not to say that I think I am a physicist and I have it all figured out, not even in the slightest!! I do admit to having some really great physics teachers who have awaken in me a keen interest in physics, but my grasp on the subject is very basic for sure! But being basic I think sometimes can help in just seeing things in a very simplistic way, sometimes I think we over complicate things thinking that it has to be super complicated for anything to be profound. So this article is just from my basic understanding of both physics as well as homeopathy, it’s a basic overview that I hold which helps me better understand it and I am sharing this understanding with others in hope that perhaps it will help others to also reach to their own understanding of it.
Coming back to the “science of homeopathy”.
In his book, The Science of homeopathy, George Vithoulkas, describes experiments that have been conduct that demonstrate that even living things have an energy signature, thus a resonate (natural/optimal) frequency. Now as you may or may not remember from your physics days; when a substance like glass vibrates at its resonate frequency for long enough, due to a musical note for instance, it shatters. This however is not the case with all musical notes brought to it, only the one that matches the glass’s own frequency. Which means that when a wave pattern that matches the substance’s natural frequency meets the substance it cause a bigger reaction in said substance than other frequencies do that do not match; in this case it causes the cells in the substance to move in sync with the sound waves and when they do that for long enough, the inert natural of the solid glass causes the structure to give way and the glass shatters.
Now homeopathy works in a similar way. It uses the natural frequencies of things (plants, minerals, animals etc.) and uses this in a way which can allow “healing” to take place in a person.
So here is where all the problems from the medical world come. The medical world, runs in the realms of biology and chemistry. It uses its knowledge and understanding of human biology and chemistry and tries to apply it to homeopathy, and of course homeopathy cannot come to par with it. They talk about Avogadro’s number, they talk about placebo effect etc. but the problem is not with homeopathy, but how they are thinking about it. Yes in homeopathy the substance is diluted down to beyond any tracible particles left in it. But we are not after the particles to begin with! We are not relying on the particles to induce any effect on the body to start off with. No. That is chemistry, not physics. We are after the energy signature of the substance, because it is that that we are looking to use to help the client with. We are after the energy signature of the substance to work on the energy signature of the human being we are looking to “treat”. So you see we are not after the chemical to cause a chemical reaction in the human being at all, so it matters not how much chemical is left in the dilution; we are working upon a very different aspect of the human being entirely. So of course your “medical” test will render homeopathy as placebo, because you are looking at it and trying to decipher it with the wrong tool!
Now I have also heard the argument of, we rely on the memory of water to pass on the essence of the substance be debunked as – if that was the case then everything that ever went into the water would affect us. Well again there are two thing here. Firstly everything emits their energy signature out, but they do it in a very very tiny way, so where it would affect the water around it, the effects of it would be so minute and last for such a short period that it would not even register upon us. Secondly, despite it not being a very big output, who is to say that it has absolutely no impact upon us? Like I said it is so minute that to track it would be near impossible, but that does not mean that it may not have any sort of impact upon us. Just take a look at our Marine health, has not the dumping of unnaturally materials caused a devastating impact on our Marine life? Who is to say that all of it is only due to the chemicals it releases and the biological hazard that it causes? One cannot discount that the unnatural materials that are being dumped may also be causing harm from its frequency. Just because it has not been proven yet, does not mean that it can be discounted.
Coming back to homeopathy, homeopathy uses the natural frequency of the substance and applies the natural law of physics to it – energy can neither be created nor destroyed only transferred. So what a lot of people over look when they talk about the dilutions in homeopathy is the fact that it is not just simply diluted, the substance is also succussed, which is a process where the vile is held in the hand and banged on a hard surface. This agitates the contents. Now as we know from the law of physics stated above, energy can only get transferred, so this energy that we apply to the substance has to go somewhere right? Yes some of it is transferred into kinetic energy, some sound, some heat but some will get stored up later as potential energy. This energy gets locked away in the energy signatures that is transferred into the water particles. So now we look at what that would look like.
Energy signature/natural frequency are all wave patterns. Now Frequency determines the “identity” of the wave, as in terms of music, the note b has a different frequency pattern to the note a, or the light wave which is visible to us as blue light has a different frequency pattern to the light which is visible to us as red, so on and so forth. Now as we see with music, when we give a sound wave more energy, the sound we hear does not change in character, instead gets louder i.e. its amplitude changes; thus by giving it more energy you cannot go from one note to another, you can only make that note louder. Like when we play a flute or recorder for example, blowing more air into the instrument only makes the note louder, to change to a different note we have to change what holes we are “blocking”.
So just like this, when an energy signature, that is now saved in the water memory, gets given energy through succussions it increases the energy signature’s amplitude. Now this happens every time it is diluted so you can now imagine, you have a very very tiny wave pattern that was emitted from gold, that has been saved in the memory of water after tincturing and diluting. Now every time it gets succussed the energy signature does not change, however the energy that it is given to it each time gives it more of a “voice”. So by the time it gets to 30c, it is now “audible” as a tiny beep sound, by the time it gets to 1M it is like a person talking from across the room to us for an hour, by the time it is 50M it is like a person shouting in our faces for 5 days. So as the energy signatures amplitude increases how well and how long we hear it increases. However interestingly though, by the time it is CM it is again inaudible to us, like a dog whistle; but not because the frequency has changed, as in the case of the dog whistle, but because it is so loud that it is un-computable for our “ear”, which is why the effects of 50M and CM are different, but that is a discussion for another time.
So you see, Homeopathy and Medical Science are actually not alternatives of each other, they are not even on the same page. They are not enemies, it’s not one or the other. They are two different things working on very different parts of the human being. Just like a surgeon and a medical doctor are not the same thing, don’t work on the same thing, homeopaths also do not work on the same thing. A surgeon (for the most part) deals with the physical, a medical doctor ( for the most part) the chemical, and a homeopath the energetic ( I know both the jobs of the medical doctors and the surgeons do over lap and they do have aspects of the others’ skills at their disposal too, this is just a generalised picture to help understand the difference; don’t get held up with nuances, I am not trying to belittle anyone’s job, just simplifying for explanations). They are all still trying to help the client, but in their own way, in their own department, using their own “tools”. If this can just be understood by the wider community then this whole argument could finish and we could all set about actually helping the client which is actually what all of us want. We have to stop looking at the difference and start seeing the common goal here. We are not enemies of one another, we just do and deal with different things.
Like an engineer, an architect and a Feng Shui master feel no threat from one another and understand the different roles each play, so too can a surgeon, a medical doctor and homeopath understand, respect and work alongside each other. A homeopath is not much different, in a manner of speaking, to a Feng Shui master – one looks at the energy flow around a person’s environment and the other the energy flow inside of a person.
And the big world of Pharma, well that is a whole other story that we may or may not get into sometime…
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