HOMEOPATHY AND SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE
As far as I am concerned, the only evidence everybody needs to know that homeopathy works is the positive results on my patients!
However, during the workshops that I run in Glasgow, I often get asked about how homeopathy can actually work, given that there is no substance in the remedies?
The answer is that such studies do exist, but for some reason, they do not receive the attention they deserve.
One of these studies has only now come to the attention of the wider public via social media, even though the actual article came out in 2010 on the Scientific World Journal for the first time.
The study was carried out at the University of Bern, Switzerland and it involved a common floating plant found in ponds, called Lemna Duckweed. This plant was deliberately contaminated with arsenic. Then the plant was split into two groups for treatment. One group was given tap water and the second group was treated with homeopathic arsenicum. The researchers carrying out the treatment did not know which one had the water and which one had the remedy.
The result couldn’t have been clearer: the plants treated with placebo simply died and the ones treated with homeopathy healed!
This study also demonstrated that homeopathy is not just “placebo”, as plants don’t really respond to that!
It is interesting to see that this study has been there since 2010, yet it has come to the international attention only recently! there is also a great video on You Tube that explains the whole thing in just over two minutes!