Research: WITT and colleagues,

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Abstract

WITT and colleagues, Institut fur Sozialmedizin, Epidemiologie und Gesundheitsokonomie, Charite-Universitatsmedizin, Berlin, Claudia.witt@charite.de, have found that high homeopathic potencies are different from potentized solvent.

Background

The aim of the study was to determine whether there is a detectable difference between a high-potency homeopathic remedy and potentized solvent, using REDEM technology.

Methodology

A REDEM device was used as a black box. In two experiments (3 and 4 replications) stable differences between a potentized 'mother tincture' and potentized solvent were assessed. Statistical analysis was done using ANCOVA.

Results

Significant differences (p < 0.01) between remedy and solvent were found. Where output curves were not near 0, remedy values were higher than controls. 43% ethanol eliminated the effects, and the use of polyethylene containers reduced them.

Conclusion

The REDEM technology requires further investigation to determine the nature of the underlying mechanisms of the observed differences.

References

Witt C, Ludtke R, Weisshuhn TE, Willich SN. High homeopathic potencies are different from potentized solvent when investigated with the REDEM technology. Forschende Komplementarmedizin und Klassische Naturheilkunde 12 (1): 6-13, Feb 2005.

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