Posted on February 1, 2017 by homeopathyresource
A new complex scientific experiment tested Arnica montana to see if it would change genes that are related to wound healing. As the authors said: “This work tested Arnica m. effects on gene expression using an in vitro model of macrophages polarized towards a “wound-healing” phenotype” The experiment showed that even highly diluted and potentized Arnica had a noticable effect!
Arnica montana prepared homoeopathically has been used for over 200 years by homeopaths and consumers to heal injuries especially bruises.
Here are some excerpts from the successful experiment:
Given the central role of macrophages in tissue repair and regeneration, we formulated the hypothesis that one of the cellular targets of Arnica m. action is the macrophage, and accordingly decided to evaluate this plant’s effects in vitro on the THP-1 human cell line, a widely used model for immune modulation [15,16]. This cell line is widely used in laboratories for the study of macrophage biochemistry and molecular biology. The advantage of a cell line resides essentially in the easier reproducibility of experiments in the same conditions, avoiding the variations due to individual sensitivity of different donors. Since we used very low doses of drugs—even with the highest Arnica m. 2c dilution, in assay medium the sesquiterpene lactones are in the 10−8 Mol/L dose—we expected small effect sizes and so preferred to use a highly reproducible model. THP-1 cells resemble primary monocytes, but when treated with low doses of phorbol esters (PMA) they differentiate to cells with the morphological and functional features of tissue macrophages. On the basis of environmental cues and molecular mediators, macrophages differentiate to either a pro-inflammatory type (M1) or to an anti-inflammatory or pro-reparatory type (M2) [17–20]. Accordingly, we used THP-1 macrophages polarized by interleukin-4 (IL-4) treatment to a phenotype that takes on characteristic properties functional to immune regulation, wound healing, and tissue remodelling [16,21].
The results of this work indicate that Arnica m. acts on macrophages by modulating a number of genes and by increasing cell motility. RNA-seq analysis allowed the identification of several genes which are particularly sensitive to ultra-low doses and high dilutions of this plant extract. Molecular analysis of gene expression suggests that a primary action of this medicinal plant is the stimulation of tissue matrix synthesis. These findings provide new insights into wound-associated molecular events and specifically point to macrophage fibronectin production as a potential therapeutic target of Arnica m. for the treatment of wound repair.
See the full research article in the highly regarded PLOS ONE: Arnica montana Stimulates Extracellular Matrix Gene Expression in a Macrophage Cell Line Differentiated to Wound-Healing Phenotype
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Posted on January 31, 2017 by homeopathyresource
In spite of billions of GBPs and billions of dollars spent on pharmaceutical medication for depression, it is growing at an alarming rate and poorly controlled. The Society of Homeopaths reports:
According to a recent report in GP online(1) depression is now the fastest growing condition in the UK.
470,000 new cases were reported in 2015/16, which exceeded obesity, hypertension and diabetes. This leaves the total number of patients over the age of 18 with recorded depression standing at 3.8m people, or 8.3% of the population.
The report is based on analysis prevalence data from Quality and Outcomes Framework(QOF), published in NHS digital.2 In the meanwhile, waiting times for patients to access talking therapies such as Cognigive Behavioural Therapy is, according to the General Practitioners Committee deputy chairman Dr Richard Vautrey unacceptably long.
Homeopathy and depression
Given that women are up to three times more likely to develop major depressive order, findings from a recent trial where homeopathy was given to peri-menopausal and menopausal women with depressive symptoms is very interesting.
This randomised, placebo controlled trial took place in Mexico and included 133 women. 54.5% of women responded positively to homeopathic treatment, which was similar to the response to fluoxetine but significantly higher than from placebo. Only homeopathic treatment led to a reduction on menopausal symptoms, which is in line with its whole person effects.
3. Aguilar-Faisal L, Asbun-Bojalil J (2015) IndividualizedHomeopathic Treatment and Fluoxetine for Moderateto Severe Depression in Peri- and Postmenopausal Women (HOMDEP-MENOP Study): A Randomized,Double-Dummy, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial. PLoS ONE 10(3): e0118440. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0118440
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Posted on December 17, 2015 by homeopathyresource
An older study using two homeopathic remedies to determine if they could stop or prevent the growth of cancerous tumors previously induced in mice showed a very positive result for the homeopathic remedies versus placebo.
Here are the details of the study:
Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology Laboratory, Department of Zoology, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741 235, India.
Indian journal of biochemistry & biophysics (Impact Factor: 0.87).08/2009; 46(4):307-18. Source: PubMed
Homeopathic drugs Natrum sulphuricum and Carcinosin prevent azo dye-induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/26854924_Homeopathic_drugs_Natrum_sulphuricum_and_Carcinosin_prevent_azo_dye-induced_hepatocarcinogenesis_in_mice
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Posted on September 17, 2014 by homeopathyresource
Scientist met at UNESCO headquarters in Paris France in August to discuss the medical implications of what UNESCO calls a new paradigm in biology – essentially homeopathic potentitzation. Nobel prize winner, Luc Montagnier and French and Italian scientific researchers into homeopathic paradigms were leaders at the symposium and presented rigorous scientific evidence. One of the original researchers of homeopathic mechanisms, Benveniste and his work was also discussed. UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) is known as the intellectual agency of the United Nations.
For the first time, a scientific symposium will discuss the emergence and possible societal and medical implications of a new paradigm in biology: electromagnetic waves and their relationship to the properties of water. This symposium will provide a synthesis of the research conducted over many years by Professor Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize in Medicine. Professor Montagnier has worked with multidisciplinary teams of French and Italian researchers. The mathematician Cédric Villani, who received the Fields Medal in 2010, will propose a synthesis of the various presentations. He will include them in the broader context of Professor Jacques Benveniste’s work (1935-2004) on the “memory of water”, which was initiated thirty years ago. Professor Montagnier’s team is working on electromagnetic waves emitted in the area of very low frequencies and thus of low energy. Different reproducible experiments will be presented at the conference. These experiments show that these waves may play an important role in the pathogenicity of micro-organisms – bacteria and viruses – and also in physiological processes such as stem cell differentiation shown by Professor Carlo Ventura. The experimental facts will be presented by the two biologists. It appears that water is an important mediator in the transmission of molecular information, such as that carried by DNA. To achieve such transmission, water generates organized structures, which also emit electromagnetic signals. Marc Henry and Giuseppe Vitiello, relying on concepts developed by Italian physicists Giuliano Preparata and Emilio Del Giudice, will explain how quantum physics can elucidate these mysterious phenomena. They will reveal new fields of research that are areas of consistency activating water molecules. Interdisciplinarity (physics/biology) is the conference’s major message. The promoters of this conference are aware of the critical reactions aroused by this work in parts of the scientific community, so they wish to communicate their results with the utmost rigor. The aim is to foster a broad and multidisciplinary discussion. These data seem particularly important because they further enrich the immense achievements of molecular biology. They also suggest the development of new modes of transmission of genetic messages (transmission, transduction, teleportation, etc.). Opening remarks by Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO Presentations by: Giuseppe Vitiello, Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Salerno: “A quantum field approach to living matter: why fields? why quantum?” Marc Henry, Professor of Molecular Chemistry, University of Strasbourg: “Water, electromagnetism and quantum coherence” Luc Montagnier, Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2008: “Digital transmission of bacterial DNA in living cells” Carlo Ventura, Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Bologna: “The voice of the stem cells: mutant vibrations and regenerative medicine” Cédric Villani, Professor at the University of Lyon, Director of the Institut Henri Poincaré in Paris: “Memory, forgetfulness and reproducibility: an outside view on an unresolved controversy” Closing remarks by John Crowley, Head of the Research, Policy and Foresight Section, UNESCO Moderator : Frank Nouchi, Journalist, ‘Le Monde’ – From the UNESCO site
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Posted on July 15, 2014 by homeopathyresource
Luc Montagnier won a nobel prize for the discovery of the AIDS virus. More recently he has been doing experiments to show that the highly diluted and succussed process in homeopathy is scientifically valid and effective . The consumer organization H:MC21 writes:
A documentary On a retrouvé la mémoire de l’eau [Rediscovering the Memory of Water] has been broadcast by the state-owned France 5 television station and is also on You Tube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu5IlRUIEEA. The film looks at an experiment conducted by Luc Montagnier, who won a Nobel Prize for discovering the AIDS virus. In France DNA from a patient infected with aids is serially diluted in a similar way to making a homeopathic potency; Phials of this highly diluted material are then randomly mixed with phials of distilled water; A phial of prepared DNA is identified from the randomised samples by its electromagnetic signature; This signature is recorded as a digital file, and the file is transmitted to a laboratory in Italy; There the file is used to generate an electromagnetic field, and a phial of distilled water is exposed to this field for one hour; Protein bases and a catalyst are added to the the water, and the original DNA molecule is reconstructed; The structure of the two DNA molecules in France and Italy are then analysed and compared, and are found to be virtually identical. As they say, in theory this “is like making a photocopy without an original”, unless the homeopathic process of potentisation enables water to record information about material placed in it. This experiment follows in the footsteps of Jacques Benveniste, and it is a particularly striking demonstration of how it is possible for homeopathic remedies to be active despite not having any of the original material in them.
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Posted on June 15, 2014 by homeopathyresource
A study at the Central Research Institute, Kottayam, Kerala India shows that homeopathy works for ADHD.
The randomized placebo controlled single blind pilot trial concluded in a positive note: “This pilot study provides evidence to support the therapeutic effects of individualised homoeopathic medicines in ADHD children. However, the results need to be validated in multi-center randomised double-blind placebo-controlled clinical trial.”
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Posted on June 15, 2014 by homeopathyresource
On April 25 2014, Jan Scholten, one of homeopathy’s leading teachers and authors was decorated as a Knight in the Dutch Order of Orange Nassau by the Mayor of Utrecht. This title is reserved for Dutch citizens who deserve appreciation and recognition from society for the special way in which they have carried out their activities.
Jan brings to his work not only his knowledge of medicine, but also of chemistry, mathematics, and philosophy. He calls himself a scientist, making good use of solid information and logical thinking. At the same time, he stands open to information derived through the senses, thus marrying right and left brain in his research. He has conducted many provings and has furthered not only our understanding of remedies, but of homeopathy in a broader context.
Modified from Interhomeopathy- Read more…Interhomeopathy.org
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