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The Nanoscience And Homoeopathy
Describing it as a “fascinating observation,” a recent paper by IIT Bombay researchers has been lauded in an editorial “Do serial dilutions really dilute?” of the premier journal “Homoeopathy”. The paper provides a key insight into the possible basis of Homoeopathy, a scientific explanation of which has so far eluded researchers due to its use of extreme dilution, well beyond that predicted by atomic theory, by which the presence of any active starting active ingredient is rules out. The paper entitled ‘Extreme Homoeopathic Dilutions Retain Starting Materials: A Nanoparticulate Perspective’, is authored by a team from the Chemical Engineering Department of IIT Bombay consisting of Prashant Chikramane (PhD research scholar), Dr,A.K. Suresh (Professor and Dean of Faculty), Dr.S.G. Kane (Adjunct Professor and IITB alum, B.Tech ChE 1965 H7), and Dr.Jayesh Bellare (Professor and IITB alum, B.Tech ChE 1982 H3). The work was funded in part by IRCC, IIT Bombay and IITB Alumni (Sridhar Shukla B.Tech EE 1983 and S.G.Kane). The group built on their expertise of understanding Ayurvedic Bhasmas and the role of nanoparticles there.
The paper reports the fascinating observation that certain high potency (highly diluted) homoeopathic remedies made from metals still contain measurable amounts of the starting material, even at extreme dilutions of 1 part in 10 raised to 400 parts (200C). It is well known that a series of 1:99 dilutions done sequentially will produce a significant dilution of the starting material in very short order. Specifically, if the starting material is at one molar concentration (6.023x10e23 molecules per liter), then at about the 12th dilution (12C) there should be no or very nearly no molecules left of the starting material. At 200th dilution (200C) the likelihood of there being even one atom of the starting material approaches zero. However, dilution does not work so simply, according to this paper. Using electron microscopy (TEM), electron diffraction, and atomic spectroscopy, Childramane et al. found that, contrary to the arithmetic, there are manogram quantities of the starting material still present in these ‘high potency’ remedies in the form of nanoparticles.
Chikramane PS, Suresh AK, Bellare JR, Kane SG(2010). Extreme Homoeopathic dilutions retain starting materials: a nanoparticulate perspective. Homoeopathy 2010:99:231-242, Web: http://www.scincedirect.com/scinece/article/B6WXX- 518T4YP-3/2/6e6eb3920562d5d97e2a4671f0416546
John A Ives, Wayne B Jonas and Joyce C Frye, Do serial dilutions really dilute? Guest Editorial Homoeopathy 2010; 99:231-242. Web:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/B6WXXX-518T4YP- 2/2/dfec73836f07c62e6863aaaaa5feea08
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Gynecology and Homoeopathy.Female diseases are increasing day to day due to many reasons including, both physical and emotional causes. Generally Gynecology is a specialization in modern medicine. Homoeopathy is very effective in the management female diseases. Menstrual abnormalities like menorrhagia, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, dysmenorrhoea, and amenorrhea are showing good results with Homoeopathy. Uterine and ovarian masses like fibroids, cystic lesions, breast disoders, infertility, pelvic inflammatory diseases and many complains during pregnancy are responding well to our medicines. In post surgical period of cancers of female organs, Homoeopathic medicines help to reduce the chances of metastasis and recurrence. In most of the female diseases an element of emotional upset can be elicited. Homoeopathy is the only therapeutic system, which consider emotional part of a patient for prescriptions. So Homoeopathy gives wonderful cures in Gynecological cases.
Fever: A nightmare for health professionals.Increase of body temperature due to infections from any source, is a difficult scenario for doctors as well as patients now a days. Many cases are becoming complicated leading to death with in days or hours. Many rare infections of past days like Dengue, Leptospirosis, H1N1, are common now a days and taking life of the patients. Lack of resistance of humans towards these infections is a subject requiring serious study. Fever is a mechanism to save our system from damage. Then how the fever turns to be a killer? The reason for this situation is not a single entity. Multiple causes work behind this. All reasons can be classed under two heads; Internal causes and external causes. The external causes include lack of hygiene, environmental problems, and psychophysical trauma. Internal cause denotes the lack of total health of an individual to resist an external influences like infections and their after effects. It may be represented as lack of immunity. This decrease in immunity is also a byproduct of multiple causes that directly or indirectly affecting the human organism in his whole life period. Indiscriminate use of analgesics, antipyretics and antibiotics is one of the major contributing factor, which affect our natural immunity. The hike in temperature of the body is a natural process and is an effective tool in fighting the pathogens. Unfortunately, even child hood onwards patients are taking antipyretics with in first hour of the fever. Such repeated intake in the life period naturally suppresses the action of our inborn immunity. [A recent study showed that intake of anti-diabetic medicines causes impairment of pancreas eventually. When a medicine repeatedly controls the blood level of glucose the messenger system of pancreas for the same action turns passive]. For a better immunity always approach your health wisely. Don’t suppress the natural expressions of our system when they are not in an actual life-threatening situation. Avoid panic! Keeping mental calmness is essential for surviving all the threats of life including diseases. Always prefer Homoeopathy for your primary healthcare, which will surly keep your immunity intact.
Viral Diseases & HomoeopathyViruses are microorganisms growing in living cells causing pathological changes. Some common diseases caused by viruses are: Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken pox, Herpes, viral warts, Molluscum contagiosum, Chikungunya, Dengue,
AIDS, and Rabies. Homoeopathic remedies show wonderful results in viral diseases. In India Homoeopathy is famous for treatment of Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Chicken pox, Herpes, viral warts, Molluscum contagiosum, and Chikungunya. Fast results are obtained by Homoeopathic medicines in acute viral infections provided the prescription is accurate. Now researches are going on to evaluate the efficiency of Homoeopathy in more advanced disease like AIDS. Sudies show that there is marked improvement in CD4 count after the administration of Homoeopathic remedies in HIV +ve patients. Many opportunitic infections in HIV patients are responding well to the Homoeopathic remedies. One percent of the total expenditure for finding vaccines for such viral diseases is enough to trial the Homoeopathic medicines in all the HIV patients in the world!. If Homoeopathy is also authorised by the international health assocoiations for treating diseases like AIDS,that will be helpful for patients, healthwise as well as econonomically.
Urinary Tract InfectionsUrinary tract infection is the second most common infection among the human population. Females are especially prone to U T I. This infection comprises, urethritis, cystitis and pyelonephritis. Not everyone with a UTI has symptoms, but most people get at least some symptoms. These may include a frequent urge to urinate and a painful, burning feeling in the area of the bladder or urethra during urination. Women feel an uncomfortable pressure above the pubic bone. The urine itself may look milky or cloudy, even reddish if blood is present. In some cases UTI cause fever. Other symptoms of a kidney infection include pain in the back or side below the ribs, nausea, or vomiting. Routine examination of the urine is the primary investigation carried out in a U T I case. Presence of W B C pus cells in urine indicates the disease. UTI may vary in its intensity in different individuals. Homoeopathic medicines have wonderful results in UTI cases. Homoeopathic remedies show the fastest decrease in pus cells of urine, provided the prescription is accurate. Urethritis, cystitis and even severe cases of pyelonephritis can be effectively managed by Homoeopathy. The tendency for recurrent U T I can be cured by constitutional Homoeopathic remedies. For more information mail us at :firstname.lastname@example.org
AsthmaAsthma is a common chronic disorder of the airways that is complex and characterized by variable and recurring symptoms, airflow obstruction, bronchial hyper responsiveness (bronchospasm), and an underlying inflammation. The interaction of these features of asthma determines the clinical manifestations and severity of asthma and the response to treatment. Homoeopathy as a system of therapeutics, popularised by wonderful management of respiratory cases especially asthma and bronchitis
Thyroid Thyroid is a small butterfly-shaped gland, located in your neck, wrapped around the windpipe, behind and below the Adam's Apple area. The thyroid produces several hormones, of which two are key: triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4). These hormones help oxygen get into cells, and make your thyroid the master gland of metabolism.
The thyroid has the only cells in the body capable of absorbing iodine. The thyroid takes in iodine, obtained through food, iodized salt, or supplements, and combines it with the amino acid tyrosine. The thyroid then converts the iodine/tyrosine into the hormones T3 and T4. The "3" and the "4" refer to the number of iodine molecules in each thyroid hormone molecule.
When it's in good condition, of all the hormone produced by your thyroid, 80% will be T4 and 20% T3. T3 is considered the biologically more active hormone -- the one that actually functions at the cellular level -- and is also considered several times stronger than T4.
Once released by the thyroid, the T3 and T4 travel through the bloodstream. The purpose is to help cells convert oxygen and calories into energy.
As mentioned, the thyroid produces some T3. But the rest of the T3 needed by the body is actually formed from the mostly inactive T4 by a process sometimes referred to as "T4 to T3 conversion." This conversion of T4 to T3 can take place in some organs other than the thyroid, including the hypothalamus, a part of your brain.
The thyroid is part of a huge feedback process. The hypothalamus in the brain releases Thyrotropin-releasing Hormone (TRH). The release of TRH tells the pituitary gland to release Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH). This TSH, circulating in your bloodstream, is what tells the thyroid to make thyroid hormones and release them into your bloodstream.
Blood SpittingThis is an alarming symptom that creates great panic in patients and bystanders. Small isolated incidents of bloody sputum are not usually significant and usually reveal no pathology on investigations. An acute attack of bronchitis may produce blood-streaked sputum. Anyway recurrent attack of blood in sputum needs thorough investigations.
|Doctor's comments on queries
Do you have any medicine that relieves pain for cancer patients?
There are lots of medicines used for cancer palliative purpose in Homoeopathy.
Hello Dr. I have small swellings under skin when checked with the doctor he said they are lipoma's. Kindly suggest if there is any medicine to get these cured. Or is there a diet to avoid them growing more...
Lipoma is an undue collection of fat over the nerve fibers.
They do not cause any harm and are asymptomatic but causes cosmetic problems. Homoeopathy help reducing the size of the same to a certain extent but it is difficult to promise a completely cure.
We can prevent the further growth and budding new ones
My son [4yrs] is a constant patient. He has a tendency for easy infections frequently. He was affected with pneumonia 3 times and typhoid once. Now also he falls ill very easly. All tests shows no complaints. Can it be corrected by homoeopathy?
There are many children who are constant patients. They may suffer from many diseases extending from simple cold and coryza to pneumonia lke diseases. They catch diseases frequently and loss the class days . They develop a type of depression from the restrictions they get from their diseases. These children may show normal investigations also. Here the problem is lack of immunity. He is susceptable to every disease. Here Homoeopathy act miraculously and make him fit to withstand the frequent infections and there by save his schooldays. There are many remedies for correcting the constitutional defects of such patients. For more details mail us at :email@example.com
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