What are homeopathic remedies and 
how do they work?
Homeopathic remedies are a completely unique category of medicinal substances. Many people have the erroneous idea that they are equivalent to vitamins and herbs. This is not true. They were first developed by Dr. Hahnemann to find a safe, effective method to arouse the natural healing power that each exists in every living organism. 

He discovered that by sequentially diluting and agitating remedy solutions their action became deeper and more powerful. It is not completely understood how they become more powerful with sequential dilution but in very general terms the process makes the action an energetic stimulus.  With more dilutions the action becomes more energetic.  Commonly used dilutions at the present are the 6th, 12th, 30th, 200th, 1000th and 10,000th, though the higher dilutions are less commonly used. Hahnemann used Latin abbreviations for the tenth and hundredth potencies. Therefore, if the dilution was 1:9, he called it an “x” potency. If it was 1:99, he called it a “c” potency. These conventions are still used today: the potencies are called 6x, 12c, 30c, 200c, and so on. A 12c or higher potency contains no molecule of the original substance whatsoever and is called an “infinitesimal dilution”. Hahnemann found that the higher potencies had the ability to elicit a much deeper healing response.

Scientifically, how does potentizing work? 

How can a solution with no detectable substance have an action in the body?  Homeopathic remedies have demonstrated an amazing capacity to provoke healing for over two centuries.  Modern physics has shed light on this contradiction. Recent discoveries show that fluids have the ability to be imprinted with the electromagnetic nature of the solute put into them. Dr. Luc Montagnier,  who received the Nobel Prize in 2008 for discovering the AIDS virus, talked about his studies regarding this in an interview published in Science Magazine in the December 24, 2010 issue.  All substances have their own characteristic electromagnetic nature. As the process of sequential dilution goes on, the “mother substance” becomes rapidly extinguished in its physical presence, but its energetic nature is transferred intact to the next dilution. This energy is enhanced or deepened by successive dilutions and succussions (vigorous shakings). Therefore, the 30th dilution of such a preparation has no material presence of the original mother substance, but the energy of that substance has been considerably aroused. Homeopathic remedies are energetic (or vital) in nature, and have the capacity to arouse a strong healing response when accurately prescribed according to the Law of Similars. The discovery of this simple and deeply effective method of treating sick people is a testimony to Hahnemann’s genius. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dana-ullman/luc-montagnier-homeopathy-taken-seriously_b_814619.htmlhttp://www.homeopathyworldcommunity.com/forum/topics/science-magazine-interviewsshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1

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