In April 2013, this hypothesis was discussed at the 8th International Congress of Complementary Medicine Research (ICCMR 2013) in London and begins to be confirmed by other independent research teams.
Homeopathy is emerging as nanomedicine.
Due to the dynamization process during the manufacturing of homeopathic medicines the final product contains nanoparticles and conglomerates of them.
After a first phase of homeopathic stock dilution they are simply transferred from one dilution to the other without further relevant dilution.
These nanoparticles are stabilized by silicon and other elements.
This breakthrough is important for the future of homeopathy; it can explain all previous laboratory results and is able to avoid a priori criticism due to a plausibility bias that “there is nothing in these medicines”.
Further research is always needed, but we have now a sound thesis, and a very promising hypothesis that needs more confirmation.
Homeopathic medicines are currently used in medical practice, despite controversy about their effectiveness. The preparation method is based on extremely high dilutions of many substances in water, far beyond any detectable level. For this reason, it has been suggested that water could retain a ‘memory’ of substances that have been dissolved in it before the successive dilutions.
Homeopathy proves the definition of nanomedicine in applications of nanomaterials or applications of molecular nanotechnology in the form of homeopathic medicines.