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The scientific credentials of homeopathy

Dr. Luc Montagnier, the French virologist who won the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, has just surprised the scientific community by coming out in  support of homeopathic medicine. And another Nobel Prize winner, Brian Josephson PhD, has joined him in confirming its scientific validity.
Montagnier, who is also founder and president of the World Foundation for AIDS Research and Prevention, says,

"I can't say that homeopathy is right in everything. What I can say now is that the high dilutions (used in homeopathy) are right. High dilutions of something are not nothing. They are water structures which mimic the original molecules."

Here, Montagnier is talking about his own research which confirms the basic premise of homeopathy. Some critics of homeopathy insist that its dilutions are too weak to cause any effect. But Montagnier has discovered that electromagnetic signals of the original medicine remain in the solution and that it can lead to dramatic biological effects.

Good clinical creds

But this is not the first time that science has come out in favour of homeopathy. Despite the bashing homeopathy often gets from the scientific community, what they maybe don’t realise is homepathy is one of the few therapies that has good clinical creds behind it.

There have been lots of positive results from clinical trials of homeopathic remedies,
especially in the treatment of respiratory allergies, influenza, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, childhood diarrhea, post-surgical abdominal surgery recovery, attention deficit hyperactive disorder (ADHD), and it has also been shown to help with the side effects of conventional cancer treatments.

And of course, what is often forgotten is that homeopathic therapy was very popular in America and Europe during the 19th century, and it was only popular because it worked. People don’t use remedies that don’t work. And homeopathic remedies at that time were very successful in the treatment of cholera, typhoid, yellow fever, scarlet fever and influenza.

To learn more about the health conditions treated by homeopathy, go to The Therapy Book.