A new database on basic research in homeopathy

Author: Albrecht H//van Wijk R//Dittloff S
Conference/Journal: Homeopathy
Date published: 2002
Other: Volume ID: 91 , Issue ID: 3 , Pages: 162-5 , Word Count: 130

A new database on 'Basic Research on Homeopathy' has been established. It contains research on biological systems and physico-chemical effects of the succussion process. It is aimed at the elucidation of the working mechanism of the homeopathic similia principle following application of low doses and potencies of substances. By the end of 2000, this database included 829 experiments in 782 primary publications. The publications are classified according to organism and field of interest. Several reasons for the relatively high number of experiments and publications are presented. It is concluded that the research community would benefit from a European research agenda with a priority on the translation of relevant publications from the different European languages into English. Oscillatory effects in a homeopathic clinical trial: an explanation using complexity theory, and implications for clinical practice