I don’t need to convince you that homeopathic medicines are effective; after all, you have been using them with great success which is why you have come to rely on our products. But still, doesn’t it bug you when detractors say that homeopathics are useless because they are diluted down to nothing? Your own experience proves them wrong, but as far as scientific evidence is concerned – there hasn’t been any way to demonstrate it, that is, until now.
As the technologies around science get more advanced, we learn new things all the time that would be impossible to discover even a decade ago. Breakthroughs in all areas of science are occurring at an ever growing rate, driven by our technological advancements. But, some of the most exciting findings have been in the world of tiny nano-particles. Nano-particles are described as particles between 1 and 100 nanometers in size. For an idea of scale, a nanometer is 1 billionth of a meter. A single atom is one-tenth of a nanometer, and subatomic particles are still smaller than that. Quantum mechanics (the study of these very small particles) has shown that these tiny particles can and do have impact on our macro world, and can be useful in everything from medical PET scans to quantum computing.
But the breakthrough that I’m most excited about is the study around nano-particles which has shown that at the very highest prescription strength dilutions of a homeopathic substance (50M) there are still nano-particles of the original substance that exist. Further, not only did researchers discover that these particles exist, but they showed that they had demonstrable effects when tests were run on homeopathic dilutions versus a control substance.
Of course, this isn’t definitive proof of the effectiveness of any given homeopathic remedy, but it does rule out the main argument that naysayers have leveled about homeopathy for years – that there “is nothing in it”. Science has proven conclusively that they are incorrect, there is definitely something there, and we look forward to new advancements in scientific research that will further affirm the things we already know from experience.
Jana Taylor is a staff writer for Liddell Laboratories.