Scientific basis of homeopathy discovered by Nobel scientist
(Health Secrets) At a time when the British Medical Association is calling for the end of national funding for homeopathy and detractors are describing it as “nonsense on stilts”, a Nobel prize-winning scientist has made a discovery of the scientific basis of homeopathy. Recently, Nobel Prize winning French virologist Professor Luc Montagnier shocked fellow Nobel prize-winners and the medical establishment by telling them of his discovery that water has a memory which continues even after many dilutions.Until Montagnier’s research, the bulk of mainstream European doctors and scientist had maintained that there was no scientific way that the multiple dilutions used in homeopathy could possibly work. In part, their views stemmed from lack of understanding. In larger part, such views likely came from a desire to stem the rising popularity of homeopathy and eliminate it as a competition to mainstream medicine – much the same as happened in the United States a century ago.
One of the foundations of homeopathy maintains that the potency of a substance is increased with its dilution. Montagnier discovered that solutions containing the DNA of viruses and bacteria “could emit low frequency radio waves,” and that such waves influence molecules around them, turning them into organized structures. The molecules in turn emit waves, and Montagnier found that the waves remain in the water even after it has been diluted many times. To a lay person, that may not mean much, but to a scientist is highly suggests the scientific basis of homeopathy.
In Britain the market for homeopathy is estimated to be growing at around 20% a year. Over 30 million people in Europe use homeopathic medicine. Homeopathy is supported in Britain by Prince Charles, and the physician to the Royal Family has been a homeopathic physician since the late 1800s.
While homeopathy is also experiencing a resurgence of popularity in the United States, it is far more popular in much of the rest of the world. In India, approximately 130 million people use homeopathy. In Brazil, homeopathy is a recognized medical specialty where 15,000 medical doctors are certified as homeopathic specialists.
The latter half of the 19th century was homeopathy’s heyday in the United States.
Regular physicians could hardly compete. By 1902 homeopaths did seven times the business of allopaths and there were 15,000 practicing homeopathic physicians in the US. During the 1849 cholera epidemic, homeopaths from Cincinnati kept rigorous records showing that they lost only 3% of their patients, while allopathy lost 16 to 20 times more.
Many highly accomplished individuals past and present have chosen homeopathy as their therapy of choice, including several U.S. Presidents. Many of America’s literary greats advocated for and often wrote about homeopathy, including Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Louisa May Alcott, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Mark Twain – as did European greats such as Goethe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Lord Alfred Tennyson, and George Bernard Shaw.
At the turn of the 20th century, the American Medical Association (AMA) came right out and admitted that competition was destroying allopathic physicians’ incomes. Thanks to funding from John D. Rockefeller and the Carnegie Foundation, the AMA was able to repress and ultimately almost eliminate homeopathy and other natural and alternative competition. The 22 homeopathic medical schools that had flourished in 1900 dwindled to just 2 by 1923. By 1950, all schools teaching homeopathy in the U.S. were closed.
Ironically, John D. Rockefeller, the father of the current medical establishment believed strongly in the scientific basis of homeopathy. He referred to it as “a progressive and aggressive step in medicine.” Rockefeller lived to the ripe old age of 99 using only homeopathy in the latter part of his life.
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Tony Isaacs, is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health, longevity and beating cancer including "Cancer's Natural Enemy". Mr. Isaacs also has The Best Years in Life website for baby boomers and others wishing to avoid prescription drugs and mainstream managed illness and live longer, healthier and happier lives naturally. He is currently residing in scenic East Texas and frequently commutes to the even more scenic Texas hill country near San Antonio and Austin to give lectures in health seminars. Mr. Isaacs also hosts the CureZone "Ask Tony Isaacs - featuring Luella May" forum as well as the Yahoo Health Group "Oleander Soup". He is working on a major book project due for publication later this year. Mr. Isaacs and his partner Luella May can be heard live every Wednesday evening on "The Best Years in Life Radio Show".