Plausibility of homeopathy and conventional chemical therapy: The systemic memory resonance hypothesis

Gary E Schwartz, L. G S Russek, I. R. Bell, D. Riley

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The controversy surrounding clinical observations and double-blind studies on homeopathic treatments is lessened when modern dynamical systems analysis is applied to high-dilution therapies. The logic of recurrent feedback loops, which applies to all dynamical network systems, inexorably leads to the systemic memory hypothesis - that complex patterns of emergent information and energy are stored to various degrees in physical, chemical, and biological systems. The addition of resonance, a dynamic pattern recognition process, explains many classic observations using high-dilution therapies. The systemic memory resonance hypothesis potentially provides a plausible biophysical mechanism for explaining not only how high-dilution therapies contribute to healing, but by extension, how information and energy in low-dilution and chemical therapies contribute to healing as well. (C) 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)634-637
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Hypotheses
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental Biology
  • Medicine(all)
  • Drug Discovery

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