Posted: Jun 10, 2010 7:39 pm
by Dudely
stijndeloose wrote:
Dr. Nancy Malik wrote:
Dudely wrote:Would it be accurate then to say that you should be able to look at the body and see a stimulated homeostatic mechanism or that the body's response to disease/illness is greater after taking a homeopathic remedy? Would this be a good way of validating whether it is working or not?

Let me give you an example

Think of your body as your internal temperature gauge. If you go outside and it is very hot, your body will recognize it is too hot and begin to perspire. Your homeostatic mechanism is producing a symptom - perspiration - in an effort to cool down the body. If you go outside and it is very cold, the symptom is shivering. Your homeostatic mechanism is trying to warm the body up by shivering to produce heat.

Think about the last time you were shivering. You could not control it, and you did not stop until you were warm. It is the same way with homeopathic medicines. If you are ill and your body is showing symptoms, the symptoms will not disappear until the source of the symptoms has disappeared.

Again, you didn't answer Dr. Dudely's question.

Indeed. I understand perfectly where you are coming from. Your explanation was not needed. I am asking if the effect of stimulating the homeostatic mechanism can be observed upon successful delivering of homeopathic medicines.

It is my thought that, just as the immune system can be observed, if it exists and is a valid theory, the homeostatic mechanism can be observed as well. If so, it stands to reason that its stimulation by homeopathic medicines can also be observed, validating homeopathy as we know it (and earning you a cool 1 million from James Randi).