BY Dr. Leela
D’Souza Francisco B.H.M.S. (Bom)
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment for the degree of HMD (P.G
No. 27). The British Institute of Homeopathy.
of this thesis, is an attempt to understand in depth the function of
the Immune System from a homeopathic perspective. Today a wealth of
information is available on various function of the immune system,
and daily even more is being discovered. A serious attempt has been
made to correlate relevant information with homeopathic principles
Section 1 deals with
mainly with all relevant information from a homeopathic point of
view, gained from various authorities with a major contribution form
Ivan Roitt's 'Essential Immunology'. These include an understanding
of the basic functioning of the Immune system and its anatomy, as
well as signs of immune system breakdown. These signs finally are
manifested as Hypersensitivity Reactions and Autoimmune Diseases.
Section 2 explores the
scope of homoeopathic remedies in various functions of the immune
system as well as their application in several autoimmune diseases.
There has been an attempt to suggest possible mechanisms of action
of the Similimum in a given disease condition. Suggestions are also
made for documenting the modifying action of homoeopathic drugs.
These are indicative rather than definitive, and aim at giving an
insight into further scope for research in homoeopathy.
Homoeopathic remedies have a definite effect on the immune system,
through various mechanisms, directly or through hormonal changes,
emotional changes, salt-electrolyte variations and other metabolic
functions. The relevant immunological and physiological mechanisms
which could be modified by homoeopathic remedies, have been detailed
in Section 1.
A lot of work needs to
be done to prove and document this. This thesis has suggested a
number of laboratory methods and procedures with this aim in mind,
and identifies various mediators of inflammation that could be
modified by homoeopathic drugs directly.
The specific action of
certain remedies on the immune system, as described in Section 2, is
indicative of the power contained in the infinitesimal dose, when
homeopathically prescribed. The superiority of our medication in
this regard is unparalleled and only with further research will this
fact be accepted worldwide. Regarding the therapeutics of
hypersensitivity diseases and autoimmune diseases, various ongoing
clinical trials manifest the curing capacity and healing
possibilities of the Similimum. These conditions are the next
frontier that science needs to find a " cure " for, and the Similimum, I believe, is the only long-term safe and permanent
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Ongoing Research in Homeopathy and Immunology
The Biological Action of Dilutions of Aspirin
Professor DOUTREMEPUICH (University of Bordeaux, France)
In the past ten years,
studies have been conducted in the Hematology Department of the
School of Pharmacy of Bordeaux (France).
After having defined
the validity and sensitivity of this experimental model, the authors
conducted a comparative study on the effect of injecting several
dilutions of aspirin (of between 100 mg/kg and 30 CH) on several
area of thrombus
provoked by arteriolar lesion and by venous lesion
number of emboli
induced by arteriolar lesion and by venous lesion
embolization period induced by arteriolar lesion and by venous
amplitude and speed
of platelet aggregation (in vitro).
The Synergistic Effects of Dilutions of Antitumoral Agents
work consists in evaluating the toxicity of a certain number of
substances used at concentrations below those at which their
cellular toxicity has been demonstrated to date.
There are essentially four of these substances in question:
The Effect of Dilutions of Antigens and Various Biologic Factors
on the Activity of Basophil Leukocytes
Dr. SAINTE-LAUDY (France), Professor MANNAIONNI (University of
Florence, Italy), Professor ENNIS (Queen's University, Belfast)
The action of
centesimal dilutions of various substances on several types of white
blood cells has been under study since 1981. Polynuclear basophils
are studied most often
of an article on basophil activation with high dilutions of anti-IgE,
then the resultant investigation, it became difficult to publish on
the inhibition of basophil activation with high dilutions.
The criticisms raised by the scientific journals where these results
were presented focused on:
Center for Complex
John Martin, M.D. Ph.D.
submicroscopic infectious agents that replicate inside cells. Viral
illnesses are normally controlled by the body’s immune system acting
primarily through white blood cells called lymphocytes. These cells
recognize certain viral proteins that provide the antigens targeted
by specific lymphocytes, leading to an anti-viral inflammatory
cell-damaging (cytopathic) viruses were initially identified in
patients with the chronic fatigue syndrome and in patients with more
severe neurological and neuropsychiatric illnesses. The term
“stealth” was introduced to highlight their basic property of
evading effective immune recognition, and also because they had gone
unrecognized by the medical community.