Why Research in Homeopathy
Homeopathy is gaining a universal popularity because of its effectiveness, affordability, availability, easier applicability and no side effects. It is now the second largest practiced system of medicine worldwide. On the other hand, it is questioned for use of ultra-high dilutions (UHD) (dilution beyond Avogadro), potentization process, biological actions of UHDs, and also for its philosophy, prescription modalities, and standardization issues. Therefore, it has been dragged amongst the most controversial issues of this century.
Since inception, it is compared with the conventional system of medicine because the modern pharmacology “knows” physical and chemical interactions between drugs and living cells, whereas it is assumed that homeopathy doesn’t do that! For many decades, it was difficult to define the exact ‘paths’ from medicine to biology, then to chemistry and physics, but conventional systems took an edge over it, whereas it is considered that homeopathy has no answer to this.
The controversy and priority issues have always ignited intellectual minds to explore “whether homeopathy works, and if yes, how does it works?” A lot of research has been carried out till date to establish the presence and action of ultra high dilutions from various aspects like homeopathy, agronomy, veterinary or dentistry etc. But despite such advances, research in homeopathy is still a challenge, attributed to a limited number of research studies (with respect to conventional research), complex nature of ultra-high dilutions, inadequate exposure, limited resources, inaccessibility to published literature, poor motivation, lack of experience, skepticism etc.
Therefore, research is a constant need to explore, establish, answer and support homeopathy!