Nanoparticles -an Integrative framework for Homeopathy

Nanoparticles, Adaptation, and Network Medicine:  An Integrative Theoretical Framework for Homeopathy

The manufacturing process of homeopathic remedies involves trituration (mechanical grinding) and/or succussion (vigorous  pounding of solutions in glass containers against a hard surface). These processes can generate nanoparticles of specific  remedy source substances (e.g. metals or plant materials) as well as non-specific nanoparticles of lactose and silica. This paper  summarizes the implications of the recent advances in research into the use of nanoparticles in medicine in general, as well as  the discovery of nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies for research and clinical applications.

A central challenge for homeopathic researchers is to identify  and test a plausible model for what homeopathic remedies are  and how they work.

Advances in this area are needed both  to address political pressure from skeptics and to improve the  quality and consistency of clinical outcomes for patients treated  with homeopathy. Recent research findings from multiple  disciplines now converge to provide a much-needed integrative  theoretical framework for homeopathy. The breakthrough  discovery is that homeopathic metal and plant  remedies contain crude types of nanoparticles, that is, small forms of their source material.

The remedy nanoparticles are objectively demonstrable using sensitive types of electron microscopy to characterize their structure and properties.

Additional nano-structures in remedies would arise from trituration of lactose and/or serial dilutions and succussions in ethanol-water solutions within glass containers, generating silica nanoparticles and crystals.

Dr Iris Bell

Dr Iris Bell explores the implications of the discovery of nanoparticles in homeopathic remedies for both research and clinical applications. In a short overview of this exciting field, the author looks at how nanoparticles are created during manufacture of homeopathic medicines, the nature of these particles, plus recent advances in research into the use of nanoparticles in medicine in general. [Read more]


  1. The iron used for making Ferrum met.
    was it contains only iron or other particles also?Drug standerdization.
    If ferrum met contains only N.particles of iron what the drug proving will show
    Why 30c of Ferrum met. does not contain equal amount of nanoparticles in comparision of preparing brands,will variation show different or unstable result?
    A plant preparation contains various types of nanoparticles,variation in season,parts,places the content will differ Nanoparticles ratio or proportion.In this case what will be Drug standerdization as per nanoparticle aspect.

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