Seven Kinds of Provings for HomoeopathyPROOF
for homeopathy and the action of
microdilutes, crystalliferous structured water, what is most currently used in homeopathic drugs.
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SEE THE DIFFERENCE? Plasma fields around drops of homeopathic Anacardium, 30c (left) and a control solution (right) prepared by John Benneth, recorded by Chris Wodtke 1999. In a double blind test Mr. Wodtke identified all microdilute samples and their controls correctly except the last sample, a control, which may have become contaminated by the stage. Click on the respective frame for high resolution picture.
The following is not a complete list but represents some of the better known research in homeopathy outside of the clinical setting.
DATE AUTHOR(s) METHOD, PUBLICATION
1. Proof through Bacteriology- 3 reports
1928 JUNKER, Hermann The Effect of Extreme DIlutions on Microorganisms Phluger's Archiv fur die Gesamte Physiologie, 219, pp 647-672, 1928
1941 PATTERSON & BOYD Potency Action - - A Preliminary Study of the Alteration of the Schick Test by a Homeopathic Potency, The British Homeopathic Journal 31, pp. 301-309
1977 NOIRET and ClAUDE, Enterobacter cloacae, Lysteria monocytogenes, Streptoccocus bovis, Activitie des diverse dilutions homeopathiques de Cuprum sulfuricum sur quelques souches microbiennes, Ann Hom Fr 19:91-109
2. Proof through Biochemistry- 6 reports
1930 Persson, WM enzymes, The Principles of Catalysis in Biochemistry and Homeopathy, J Am. Inst. Hom. 23, pp 1055-1089
1936 Boyd, Research on Low Potencies of Homeopathy, London, Heinemann
1938 Perrson, WM enzymes, Effeats of Very Small Amounts of Medicamentws and CHemicals on Urease, Diastase and Trypsin, Archives Internatales de Pharmodynamie et de Therapie, 46, pp. 249-267
1941 Boyd, W.E. The action of microdoses of mercuric chloride on diastase Br. Hom J 31:1-28
1942 Boyd, W.E. The application of a new biologic heart rate recorder to the study of the action on the frog ehart of small doses of Crataegus, DIgitalis, Strophanthus gratus and of traces doses of Strophanthus sarmentosus Br. Hom J 43:11-23
1946 Boyd, W.E. "An investigation regarding the aciton on diastase of microdoses of mercuric chloride when prepared with and without mechanical shock" Br. Hom J 36:214-23
1954 Boyd, W.E. enzymes, "Biochemical and biological evidence of the activity of high potencies" British Homeopathic Journal 44:6-44
1997 VAN WIJK and WIEGANT, Using a step down arsenite treatment with 100M or 300M arsenite followed by an incubation of rat liver cells with lower concentrations of 1-10M dilutions, cells were shown to exhibit increased sensitivities to low concentrations of sodium arsenite. There was an additional increase in the synthesis of protector proteins when low concentrations of arsenite were applied to arsenite pretreated cells. Stimulation of cellular defence of stressed liver cells by subharmful doses of toxicants HomInt R&D Newsletter, 1:/1997: 12-14 Karlsruhe
3. Proof through Botany- 6 reports
1902 P.Jousset investigated the effects of silver nitrate up to 25c on mycelium. He found significant results in their weights, finding that the silver nitrate stunted growth. (reported by Gabriel Bertrand) "The Extraordinary Sensitiveness of Aspergillus Niger to Manganese." Comptes Rendus Academie des Science; 154, 616, 1912
1923 Lilli Kolisko, Physical and Physiological Demonastration of the Effect of the Smallest Entities. Der Kommende Tag, A-G Verlag, Stuttgart, 1923 pp. 1-10
1932 Joseph Roy The Experimental Justification of the Homeopathic Dilution, Le Bulletin Medical, 46, pp. 528-531, 1932
1938 Pierre Narodetzki, On the Establishment of a Technique for Studying Homeopathic Doses. Thesis. University of Paris, 1938
1983 Jenkins & Jones yeast and wheat seedlings, Comparison of wheat and yeast as in vitro models for investigating homeopathic medicines. British Homeopathic Journal, 72, 3: 143-147
1999 Benneth, oat seedlings, In this test I soaked oat seeds with a control solution made from blank control sugar pellets and a test solution made from Boiron Staphysagria 30c pellets. The idea to use Staphysagria came from Patty Smith of the British Institute of Homeopathy. I liked the rubric that goes with Staphysagria. Oats are a cultigen and Staphysagria is a rape medication used in unicst homeopathy. We rape the earth. I took fifty oat seeds and separated them as equally as I could as to size in two separate batches. Then I placed them, 25 each, into two clear plastic SOLO brand drinking cups and covered them with cotton and affixed with Scotch tape a second cup over the top to act as a lid. Then in an eyedropper, I dissolved a blank sugar pellet in a half ounce bottle filled partially with store bought distilled water. In a second identical bottle of distilled water I dissolved a pellet of Staphysagria. Then I poured the entire contents of each bottle into respectivec SOLO cups with the seeds, wetting the cotton. I then placed them in a shelf side by side, away from sunlight, and forgot about them for a month. When I checked the results I was amazed. The dilute Staphysagria treated oats had went wild by comparison to the control treated oats, growing 150% more. I took the measurements by analyzing and measuring each little "coleoptile", stem, or piece of growth and adding up the total of the controls and the treated oat seeds in inches. Now don't you think that more of these scientific investigators would report their results as clearly as this? Reportedly, Kim Birney has reproduced similar results. What a bunch of chumps these critics are who decry homeopathy without performing a simple test like this. Rather than comment on the method or report, why not investigate for yourself with a similar test? You might be able to affect the fgrowth of things in your garden. World Wide Web
1999 John Benneth, yeast In this test I sought to replicate the use of Pulsatilla, the Windflower, as was done done by Jenkins and Jones in their experiments. In my test, I used beer bottles, sugar water and baker's yeast. To measure the gas discharge, I placed rubber balloons over the bottles. Whereas Jenkins/ Jones used Pulstatilla, I found no measurable difference in the gas output in the ballooons, so I tried the Staphysagria dilute, which had been so successful in the oat seed test. During the initial stages of observation there was no difference beteeen the controls and treated solutions,. Then the controls and Pulsatilla treated solutions actually started producing more gas than the Staphysagria. Finally, lo and behold, the Staphysagria treated sugar/yeast water produced more gas output than did the controls and Pulstatilla treated water. Whereas the controls and Pulsatilla solution bottles shrank their balloons in the end result, first after having inflated them, the Staphysagria treated solution kept its balloon inflated to this day (11/18/99), and has remained so in contrast to its controls, which have shrank. Something for bakers and brewers to take into consideration. Now then, how's your subtle energy energy quotient, fathead? And how is it I'm presenting myself for review and these other chickenshit investigators have gone into hiding? World Wide Web
1999 Benneth, wild Jefferson ferns. I sprayed a solution of Staphysagria on ferns. They appeared to become straggly as a result. I also sprayed the solution on skunk cabbage. I observed no changes. Wide Wolrd Web
4. Proof for homeopathy through Physics- 23 reports
Various techniques have been employed to demonstrate that there are physical differences between potentized solutions and the vehicle, whether potentized or not (see Stephenson, 1955; Wurmser, 1967)
Year reported, Researcher(s), Means of detection,
1906 Boericke-Tafel. In 1906 these two investigators performed
an unusual experiment which begs repeating, but to our knowledge has yet
to be even tried. Perhaps it's just too amazing for anyone to believe.Using
emanations from a dilute of radium bromide 30c, these investigators
photogrpahed a picture of the outline of a key! Tafel's Jottings,
1941 Heintz, UV spectra, conductivity measurements and IR analysis Physikalische Wirkungen hochverdunnter potenzierter Substanzen Naturwissenchaften 29:713-25
1948 Wurmser and Loch, micromylometer, Congress National des Societe Homeopathique de France, 1948
1951 Gay, galvonometer, Presence of a Physical Factor in Homeopathic Solutions, Edition des Laboratories P.H.R., Lyon France,
1952 Gay-Boiron , galvonmeter, A Study of the Physics of Dynamization, Edition des Laboratories P.H.R., Lyon France,
1953 (PSYCHIC CHALLENGE WON) Gay/Boiron, galvonometer, ) A Physical Demonstration of the Real Existence of the Homeopathic Remedy, Edition des Laboratories P.H.R., Lyon France
1964 Heintz, polarography, Les "maximums" del la Polarographie et la forceelectromotrice de mouvement C.R. Seances Academy Sience 1962
1966 Smith & Boericke, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Modern instrumentaion for the evaluation of homeopathic drug structure, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy
1966 Brucato & Stephenson, 50 KV Alternating Current Dielectric Tester, Dielectric strength testing of homeopathic dilutions of HgCl2, Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy
1968 Smith & Boericke, nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Changes caused by succussion on N.M.R. patterns and bioassay of bradykinin triacetate (BKTA) succussion and dilutions, J Am Inst Hom 1968: 61 197-212
1972 Heintz, electronic measures, La mesure de l'action de dilutions successives a l'aide, Ann Hom Fr 14:275-84
1975 Young, Nuclear magnetic resonance studies of succussed solutions J Am Inst Hom 68:8-16
1975 Luu-D-Vinh, Raman-Laser spectroscopy, Etude des dilutions homeopathiques par effet Raman -Laser
1979 Kumar and Jussal, surface tension measurements, A hypothesis on the nature of homeopathic potencies, Br Homeopathic Journal 68: 197-204
1980 Boiron & Luu-D-Vinh, Raman Laser spectroscopy, Etude de l'actionde la chaleur sur les dilutions hahnemanniennes par spectrometrie raman. Ann Hom Fr 22 (2):113-18
1982 Jussal, Meera, Dua, & Mishra, measured capacitance, resistance and dielectric dispersion, H-ion concentrations, electrode pontetials using an LCR bridge, time domain reflectance spectroscopy, digital pH meter, and nonpolarising electrodes. Physical effects on the suspending medium by compounds asymptotically infinte dilutions, Hahnemannian Gleanings,3: 114-120
1983 Jussal, Meera, & Dua Dielectric dispersion of weak aldcoholic solutions of some drugs at high frequencies using Time Domain Spectroscopy Hahnemannian Gleanings,8: 358-366
1983 Sacks, A.D. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance spectroscopy of homeopathic remedies J. Holist. Med. 5, 2: 172-177
1988 De Guidice, E.,Preparata, G. Vitello, G. Water as a free electric dipole laser Phys. Rev. Lett. 61: 1085-1088
1990 Weingartner, O. Nuclear magnetic resonance NMR features that relate to homeoapthic Sulphur potencies Berlin, J. Res. Hom. 1, 1:61-68
1992 Demangeat, L., Demangeat,C., Gries, P.,Poitevin, B., Constanstinesco,A. Nuclear magnetic resonance. In this study vortexed potnecies ofSilicea in a concentration of 1.66X 10-5 to 1.66x 10-29 mol/i Silicea in 0.9% NaCl were investigate by means of NMR. Special attention was to the relaxation times T1 and T2 of the hydrogen protons Modifications des temps de relaxation RMN a 4 MHz des protons du solvant dans les tres hatures diltuions salines de silice/lactose
1994 Shui-Yin Lo, photo microscopy, (see pictures of Ice Electric, or "homeopathic" crystals below) In this unusual and controversial experiement, the Lo team, according to Dana Ullman, used an still yet unknown technique to actually photograph hydrogen bonding in water, revealing the suggestion that homeopathic drugs are a type of liquid crystal "Anomalous State of Ice," Modern Physics Letters B, 10,19(1996):909-919. See also, "Physical Properties of Water with IE Structures," Modern Physics Letters B, 10, 19(1996) : 921-930.
1996 Conte, Berliocchi, Lasgne and Vernot, nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, beta scintillation, In this amazing little book this interdisciplinary French team presents the first nuclear theory for homeopathic drugs. According to the authors when matters disappears by dilution and is potentized by succussion, it leaves the opposite of the well known super dense black hole, what the authors call a WHITE HOLE and discuss a new atomic particle, the HYPERPROTON. This investigation they believe reveals the first model for the drive of animated matter. In this report they evidence the emission of Beta radiation from homeopathic drugs. Theory of High Dilutions, Polytechnica, Paris
1999 Wodtke & Benneth, Kirlian photography This was my first experiment into homeopathic research. Not knowing that the literature abounded with examples at the time, I thought that there were no methods by which to detect or identify homeopathic sdubstances. In Jean Elmiger's Rediscoverying Real Medicine I had read that homeopathic remedies could be identified through the use of electrography, or Kirlian photography. Using the Web, I located Chris Wodtke, who possessed what he claimed was the most advanced Kirlian photography equipment available. He agreed to attempt to identify five samples of homeopathic drugs and controls in a blind test. I sent him two bottles of homeopathic Anacardium and three bottles with identical control control solutions. He succeeded in identifing four out of the five in this test. We believe the fifth item, which was misidentified, may have become potentized by the previous samples. World Wide Web
1999 Vittorio Elia and Marcella Niccoli, thermography, "Thermodynamics
of Extremely Diluted Aqueous Solutions," Annals of the New York Academy
of Sciences, June, 827:241-248.
1999 John Benneth, hydrogen ion concentrations I measured pH change induced by dilution and succussion of acetic acid (vinegar). I used a Red pHish pHarm bromothymol blue pH test kitobtained from a tropical fish shop, and get one that measures the higher range of pH. I also obtained a half dozen 1 oz. clean eyedropper bottles and sterilized them. Also white vinegar. I used as my water base 8.6 water. This was obtained by electrolyzing tap water into its acid and base components and using the base.
I used the Korsakov method, succussing fifty times for each dilution. I "aged" my dilutions five minutes each. However, my sense of things is that "aging" is only necessary at first. The initial dilution of one drop vinegar per 100 with succussion should be aged 24 hours. Each dilution will increase your exponent 100 times.
I believe Avogadro's limit occurs at the 12th "C" dilution, reportedly a dilution of 10 to the 24th power.
I used the Korsakov method of preparation. In this method, you dump out the contents of the bottle and set it on its mouth on a paper towel to let the excess water on the insides drain away for a minute or two. Then refill the bottle to about a third of the way full. Let it crystallize in your thinking there as well . . . Succuss it against a book, like a phone book. Then let it sit for a bit an then repeat the process. You may wish to note the events.
The test kit instructions says to fill the tube they include in the test kit to the 6 ml mark and use three drops. I fill to just 2 and use one drop, which gives me three
times the use of the bottle of bromothymol blue. You'll see why using more is just
wasteful, especially when you're doing so many tests, and you'll only get two tests per bottle, which is okay. You can test the results immediately that way and then once after a few moments or minutes, i.e. one third of an ounce water in your succussion bottle is enough for a couple of tests.
5. Proof through Physiology 2 reports
|Jaeger galvonometer 1880||Fincke chronoscope 1881|
Proof through Zoology 9 reports
1923 N.P. Krawkow- Demonstrated 15c histamine increased the blood flow in isolated rabbit ears 25% and using 12c microdoses of adremaline, strychnine, histamine and quinine was able to affect the change of pigmentation in the isolated skins of frogs. Controls were used. "Beyond the Boundary of Sensibility of Living Protoplasm" Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimntalle Medizin, 34 pp.279-306
1925 G. Stearns & M. Stark reported the action of microdilutes on fruit fly tumors. In this fascinating study we see that microdilutes actually altered the genetics of their subjects. A genetically determined tendency to tumor formation ceased to exist after the adminsitration of a microdilution of the tumor itself (isopathy). Controls were used. Other microdilutes were used to no effect. "Experiments with Homeopathic Potentised Substances Given to Drpsophilia Melanogaster with Heriditary Tumors", The Homeopathic Recorder, 40.
1925 G. Stearns tested microdilutions of salt on guinea pigs and demonstrated adverse affects from 30c to 1000c sodium chloride. He noted loss of appetite, aversion for bread, loss of weight, their young poorly nourished and scrawny, less active, indifferent, hair less glossy, rough, untidy, eyes watery, lack luster. And homeopaths brag that their "remedies" (which are actually legal drugs) can do no harm! There were 16 female control animals, and they all became pregnant, whereas only 31% of the 48 female experimental animals became pregnant. At the end of five months over half, 55% of the experimental animals were dead compared to only 35% of the control animals "Experimental Data on One of the Fundamental Claims in Homeopathy", The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 18.
1927 Karl Konig used microdilutes to experiment on frogs and fungi. He discovered that by using dilutions of ofl ead and silver nitrate ranging from 1 to 15c he could cause a premature metamorphosis in Rana fusca (common frog tapdoles) or kill them or the fungus in the water. Once again here we see that homeopathic drugs can have negative organic affects. Controls were used and the sinusoidal curve that we see in many experiments of diverse measures is first noted here. "On the Effect of Extremely Diluted ("Homeopathic") Metal Salt Solutions on the Development and Growth of Tadpoles. Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimentalle Medizin, 34, pp. 279-306
1929 Vladimir Vondracek repeated Konig's work, and instead of lead and silver nitrate used gold chloride and a different species of frog. At 12c he also reported a significant increase in the mortality of tadpoles, and also obtained a repetition of the sinusoidal curve. "The Mortality of Tadpoles in Ultra Solutions" Zeitschrift fur die Gesamte Experimentelle Medizin. 66 pp. 533-538
1932 George Russell Henshaw discovered a method for influencing serum flocculation in rabbits. Using Bryonia alba and Baptista tinctoria he showed a reaction in some of his subjects "A New Method of Determining the Indicated Remedy by a Flocculation Test of the Serum The Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy, 25 1080-1086, 1292-1299
1932 Joseph Roy induced tetanus in guinea pigs and using a an application of microdilute was able and demonstrated that a micrdilute serum could affect mortality. The animals that received the 9x serum died within hours, the controls who received simple saline solution lived several days and those who received a 40c inection of homeopathic serum did not die. He repeated his experiment, except this time he used a suspension of tuberculosis . In this case the animals who recevied the homeopathic sera became much more ill than those that did not, once again showing that homeopathic drugs can have adverse affects.
1951 J. Jarricot showed that veratrine sulfate 30c could dcrease muscle contraction in frogs, and that Iberis amara in dilutions of 18c to 118c could slow the heart beat of turtles. The work appeared to be well controlled. "The Infinitessimals of Homeopathic Phsyicians Editions des Laboratoires P.H.R,. Lyon
1997 Endler, P.C., and Pongratz, W.repeated the work of Konig in affecting the development of tadpoles. , Potentised thyroxine and amphibian metamorphosis, HomInt R&D Newsletter, 2:/1997: 14-18 Karlsruhe
7. Molecular etiology:
2 a.) Randi ideomotor 1999 b.) Conte et al
hyperproton 1996 c.) Benneth, cystalliferous 2000
The inevitably arises, what is it about homeopathically potentized
water that makes it structurally different from ordinary water?
In a series of amazing photgraphs, Shui-Yin-Lo actually photographed pictures of homeopathic "electric ice" crystals in water. Here are two pictures taken from Paul Callinan's excellent web site (a must read)
"Ice crystal structures in homeopathic medicine"
(picture from Paul Callinan's http://www.ozemail.com.au/~daood/paulc.htm)