The Need of Research
Homeopathy has gained a universal popularity because of the effectiveness, affordability, availability, easier applicability and no side effects. It is now the second largest practiced system of medicine worldwide. But homeopathy has always been a target of skeptics mainly upon the basis of ultra-high dilutions, potentization process and biological actions of ultra-diluted substances. It is also questioned for its philosophy, prescription modalities, and standardization issues. These issues have labeled homeopathy as one of the controversial therapeutic systems of medicine. Homeopathy is constantly compared with the conventional system of medicine on the ground that modern pharmacology “knows” physical and chemical interactions between drugs and living cells. For many decades, it was difficult to define the exact ‘paths’ from medicine to biology, then to chemistry and physics, but conventional systems have taken an edge over it, whereas it is considered that homeopathy still has to prove these paths.
These priority issues and curiosity of intellectual minds to know the “whether homeopathy works and if yes what is the nature of “homeopathy and high dilutions” has given a spurt in homeopathic research in past few decades.
Till date a lot of research has been carried out on almost every aspect of homeopathy and applications of ultra-high dilutions be it fundamental, clinical, agronomy, veterinary or dentistry. But despite advances, research in homeopathy is still a challenge, which may be attributed to a limited number of research studies in comparison to conventional research, complex nature of this system, inadequate exposure to research, limited resources, inaccessibility to published literature, poor motivation, lack of experience, jealousy etc.
Therefore, research is a constant need to explore, establish, answer and support homeopathy!
Foundation of IPRH
The Initiative to Promote Research in Homeopathy (IPRH) was founded by Dr. Saurav Arora in the year 2011 with the aim to promote research amongst every segment of the population. IPRH believes in enhancing research awareness, disseminating scientific research, exchange knowledge and extending help for undertaking research in homeopathy.