An Exploratory Study on Scientific Investigations in Homeopathy Using Medical Analyser
par Mishra N, Muraleedharan KC, Paranjpe AS, Munta DK, Singh H, Nayak C (2011) , le 11 Octobre 2011
L'effet physiologique directe de remèdes homéopathiques a été mis en évidence et mesuré dans cette autre recherche indienne.
Cet artcicle publié sur le site de l'European Committee for Homeopathy cliquez ici reprend l'étude de chercheurs du "Bhabha Atomic Research Centre" à Mumbai qui ont récemment utilisés un système d'analyse médical destiné à mesurer chez des personnes en bonne santé les répercussions de remèdes homéopathiques qui leurs ont été administrés. L'analyse consistait à objectiver les variations produites par des remèdes spécifiques à différentes dilutions ainsi que par des placebos au travers de l'analyse du rythme cardiaque et du flux sanguin de ces personnes.
This investigation is particularly interesting because, even though several clinical studies have demonstrated an effect of highly diluted homeopathic medicines, until now their action had not been directly observable.
In the Indian research study the effect of different homeopathic potencies of Aconitum napellus, Arsenicum album, Gelsemium sempervirens, Phosphorus, Pulsatilla nigricans, and Sulphur on heart rate variability and blood flow variability were recorded in 77 subjects within an age range of 18-35. The results show a range of responses that are varied and interesting e.g. a pattern seems to emerge from these experiments that medium potencies such as 30c and 200c have probable action on heart rate variability and higher potencies such as 1M have probable action on blood flow variability. However, the authors state this is an exploratory study and that ‘These are observations from exploratory experiments in emerging areas of physiologic variability and need validation by repeated experiments of this type. Detection of response was the primary objective of this study, which has been achieved. The number of subjects in each group was small; hence it was not possible to show the statistical significance of the results, an aspect that will be covered in future studies.’
With the use of the medical analyzer, the researchers may have found a way to move research in the area of ultramolecular homeopathic preparations forward. Their research study suggests that it is possible to record the response of homeopathic medicines on physiologic parameters of the autonomic nervous system, thus offering a means of measuring a direct physiologic effect in an objective, rather than subjective, manner.
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