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Dec 18, 2013

What are ultra-molecular preparations?

Ultra-molecular preparations are a part of homeopathic medicine and a sore spot for the scientists and skeptics.

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According to Andre Saine, president of the Quebec Association of Naturopathic Medicine, they are “prepared from solutions that went through a process of serial succussion and dilution usually exceeding (in theory) Avogadro’s limit.”

Ultra-molecular preparations allow a homeopath to use beneficit, individualized single remedies at individualized small doses, to meet the specific needs of patients. Unlike conventional pharmaceuticals, a very little can go a long way.

The use of ultra-molecular preparations has harmed homeopathy’s credence with the scientific community and with critics. This stems from two false assumptions.
1. The original substance is so diluted it no longer remains in the remedy—the ultra-molecular preparation

False. In 2010, the Indian Institute of Technology used a transmission electron microscope to prove that nano-particles of the starting metals increase—instead of decrease—as the solution is diluted.

2. The ultra-molecular preparation is so diluted it can’t be distinguished from other remedies

False. Not only can one remedy be distinguished from another, but different potencies of a remedy can be isolated using spectroscopy.

Science has made sense of the ultra-molecular preparation. Nanoparticles have now eliminated the argument of implausibility and made these preparations a more acceptable homeopathic remedy.

But, above all, ultra molecular preparations are not the only dosages used in homeopathy. We can use tinctures of chamomile or onion extracts in a homeopathic way. In fact, in conventional medicine we use certain medicines that cause psychosis at larger doses to treat psychosis; we use medicines than can cause anxiety at larger doses to treat anxiety. Homeopathicity is not related to dosage, or the degree of solution, but to the similarity between the symptoms of the medicine and the symptoms of the patient.

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