In this updated reissue of their 1995 classic Homeopathy: A Frontier in Medical Science, Italian physicians Paolo Bellavite and Andrea Signorini thoroughly examine previous and current literature on the science of homeopathy in order to discover answers to the elemental questions: does it work? and if so, how does it work? The authors build a theory of the Law of Similars by comparing homeopathy to the use of drugs, that, according to traditional views are considered to be harmful on specific healthy systems, to actually treat and cure disease in the long term. They offer a careful description of the inverse effects of drugs and paradoxical phenomena of cells, including receptors, transduction, and complexity of homeostatic networks in the inflammatory process. Tackling the problem of the nanopharmacological doses of homeopathy (high potencies, in homeopathic parlance) Bellavite and Signorini engage in a fascinating discussion of the biophysics of water, biological effects of electromagnetic fields, chaos theory, and fractals. In doing so, they offer a compelling argument for homeopathy’ inclusion in the world of mainstream medicine and science. If you want to know about the science behind homeopathy, this book is a MUST! Written by a professor of pathology, this book reviews laboratory and clinical research, and it describes the implications of new physics (chaos and complexity theories as well as fractals and the biophysics of water) on homeopathy. Main points of interest: § Up-to date literature review of clinical and experimental evidence of homeopathy § Working model of the biological basis of the “similia principle” § Hypotheses of the action mecanism of high dilutions/potencies of natural medicines § Relation of homeopathic concepts with recent advances in dynamic systems theory (chaos and complexity)

The Emerging Science of Homeopathy. Complexity, biodynamics, and nanopharmacology

BELLAVITE, Paolo;
2002

Abstract

In this updated reissue of their 1995 classic Homeopathy: A Frontier in Medical Science, Italian physicians Paolo Bellavite and Andrea Signorini thoroughly examine previous and current literature on the science of homeopathy in order to discover answers to the elemental questions: does it work? and if so, how does it work? The authors build a theory of the Law of Similars by comparing homeopathy to the use of drugs, that, according to traditional views are considered to be harmful on specific healthy systems, to actually treat and cure disease in the long term. They offer a careful description of the inverse effects of drugs and paradoxical phenomena of cells, including receptors, transduction, and complexity of homeostatic networks in the inflammatory process. Tackling the problem of the nanopharmacological doses of homeopathy (high potencies, in homeopathic parlance) Bellavite and Signorini engage in a fascinating discussion of the biophysics of water, biological effects of electromagnetic fields, chaos theory, and fractals. In doing so, they offer a compelling argument for homeopathy’ inclusion in the world of mainstream medicine and science. If you want to know about the science behind homeopathy, this book is a MUST! Written by a professor of pathology, this book reviews laboratory and clinical research, and it describes the implications of new physics (chaos and complexity theories as well as fractals and the biophysics of water) on homeopathy. Main points of interest: § Up-to date literature review of clinical and experimental evidence of homeopathy § Working model of the biological basis of the “similia principle” § Hypotheses of the action mecanism of high dilutions/potencies of natural medicines § Relation of homeopathic concepts with recent advances in dynamic systems theory (chaos and complexity)
homeopathy; complexity science; medical research
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