We have to answer a few fundamental questions regarding homeopathy and prove them according to scientific methods, so that this noble therapeutic system can claim for its rightful status as an advanced branch of modern molecular medicine. I am here trying to sum up these basic questions:
1. What is the real science behind ‘similia similibus curentur’?
2. What really happens at ‘material’ level during the process of potentisation?
3. What are the active principles of potentized medicines?
4. What is the molecular mechanism by which these potentized medicines interact with biological molecules and relieve the pathological molecular inhibitions?
Unless these questions are answered according to scientific method, we cannot claim homeopathy to be a scientific medical system.
MY ANSWERS TO THESE QUESTIONS:
Question 1: What is the real science behind ‘similia similibus curentur’?
In scientific terms, ‘similia similibus curentur’ means, “pathological molecular inhibitions underlying a disease and expressed through specific groups of subjective and objective symptoms can be removed by applying ‘molecular imprints’ of drug substances, which in crude form could produce similar molecular inhibitions in healthy individuals, expressed through similar groups of symptoms”.
Question 2: What really happens at ‘material’ level during the process of potentisation?
During initial stages of drug potentization, crude drug substances undergoes division and ionization, therby individual constituent molecules getting freed from intermolecular bonds. During progressive dilution and succussion, these constituent drug molecules undergo a process of ‘molecular imprinting’. During this process, three dimensional ‘molecular imprints’ or hydrosomes of drug molecules are formed in the supra-molecular clusters of water/alcohol medium through stabilization of hydration shells. Due to serial dilution, drug molecules gradually get removed from medium, and by 12c it becomes free of drug molecules and only ‘molecular imprints’ remain.
Question 3: What are the active principles of potentized medicines?
‘Molecular imprints’ of constituent drug molecules are the active principles of potentized homeopathic drugs.
Question 4: What is the molecular mechanism by which these potentized medicines interact with biological molecules and relieve the pathological molecular inhibitions?
‘Diseases’ are errors in vital processes due to derangement of biochemical pathways in the organism, caused by inhibitions of biological molecules by binding of exogenous or endogenous pathogenic molecules. ‘Molecular imprints’ contained in potentized drugs selectively binds to the pathogenic molecules having complementary affinity due to the configurational similarity of pathogenic molecules and original drug molecules used for potentization. This configurational similarity is decided by ‘similarity of symptoms’. Pathogenic molecules are thus entrapped by the ‘molecular imprints’, thereby relieving the biological molecules from inhibitions. Disease is cured at molecular level itself.