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.
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's inclusion in the world of mainstream medicine and science.
"The Emerging Science of Homeopathy is the best available scientifically knowledgeable assessment of this field. Pursuing this line of argument is ethically imperative and will contribute to the advancement of science."
Michael Lerner, PhD.
author of Choice in Healing: Integrating the Best of Conventional and Complimentary Approaches to Cancer
"The Emerging Science of Homeopathy establishes the theoretical basis for homeopathic medicine, compelling physicians to consider it as a viable therapeutic option, and encouraging scientists to explore the implications of this pharmacological specialty. To find out why homeopathy has a significant popular following, this book should be read thoughtfully."
Journal of Veterinary and Human Toxicology
"Bellavite and Signorini argue that evolving experimental data suggests that results from homeopathic medicine may be more than a placebo effect. The book is an excellent source for the conventionally-trained physician or scientist who does not practice homeopathy but is intrigued by patients and practitioners convinced of its efficacy."
Marvin A. McMillen, M.D.,
Chief of Surgery, Michael Reese Hospital, Chicago
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