Homeotherapeutics - What Are They and How Do They Work?
Homeotherapeutics was the leading form of medical therapy used by university-trained physicians and veterinarians until the 1930’s. When World War II began, more modern chemical pharmaceutical drugs such as Penicillin were developed. When the war ended, these new drugs were found to be faster and easier to use, and they soon replaced Homeotherapeutic products in the U.S.
However, by the 1980’s there were many issues related to chemical pharmaceuticals and this was public knowledge. It was common to hear about the side effects, allergies, and toxicities in these prevalent drugs. As a result, Homeotherapeutic products were once more looked to as a viable alternative to modern pharmaceutical chemicals.
In the US, when the term "Homeopathic" is used, it can only be applied to specific products following the Homeopathic Pharmacopiea United States (HPUS) guidelines. These HPUS guidelines are based on methods that were created in the early 1800's and have not undergone significant modification since that time. The two main methods for achieving the remedy is either called Pharmaceutical or Mechanical.
The process starts with an herb, mineral, or toxic substance and then dilutes the material and amplifies the energetic signature by shaking it. This method of diluting and shaking is repeated until the specified potency is reached, which dilutes or eliminates the toxic material and amplifies its energy signature. This process transfers the energetic signature of the original substance into a homeopathic energy supplement.
A lead engineer of a company that uses the'Magnetic/Mechanical' method to create the supplements, understood that for a homeotherapeutic remedy to work, it did not need the original material to be present.
They are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, the FDA does not evaluate the remedies for safety or effectiveness.
There are Several key concepts of homeopathy that are inconsistent with the fundamental concepts of chemistry and physics. Basically, because it is not possible to explain in scientific terms how a remedy containing little or no active ingredient can have any effect, there are significant challenges in carrying out rigorous clinical research on homeopathic remedies.
There has been a lot of debate among the medical community regarding the efficacy for homeotherapeutics. Mainly, the medical community does not find that there is any proof that homeotherapy works. However, it seems that they constantly refer to double-blind studies published in the standard medical journals that were purposely picked to prove how ineffective homeotherapy is.
Interestingly, the main medical view of opposing homeotherapeutics is that it bases its arguments on an inability to explain how it actually works. Ironically, this same concept applies to standard medicines that are currently used. Even aspirin was used for 90 years without anyone knowing exactly how it worked, yet it was prescribed all the time.