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Hormesis, epitaxy, the structure of liquid water, and the science of homeopathy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17179919     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
According to the western medical establishment, homeopathy is both "unscientific" and "implausible". A short overview of its history and the methods it uses, however, easily reveals that homeopathy is a true science, fully grounded on the scientific method and on principles, such as, among others, the Arndt-Schultz law, hormesis, and epitaxy, whose plausibility has been clearly and definitely demonstrated in a number of scientific publications and reports. Through a review of the scientific literature, an explanation of the basic principles of homeopathy is proposed based on arguments and evidence of mainstream science to demonstrate that, in spite of the claims of conventional medicine, homeopathy is both scientific and plausible and that there is no reasonable justification for its rejection by the western medical establishment. Hopefully, this hurdle will be overcome by opening academic institutions to homeopathy to enlarge the horizons of medical practice, recover the value of the human relationship with the patient, and through all this, offer the sick a real alternative and the concrete perspective of an improved quality of life.
Domenico Mastrangelo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-12-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1234-1010     ISO Abbreviation:  Med. Sci. Monit.     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-06     Completed Date:  2007-03-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609063     Medline TA:  Med Sci Monit     Country:  Poland    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  SR1-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, University of Siena, Policlinico Le Scotte, Siena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
Mind-Body Relations (Metaphysics)
Placebo Effect
Quality of Life
Water / chemistry*,  metabolism
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