Homeopathy 2004; 93(04): 171-172
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2004.07.005
Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Entangled, or tied in knots?

Peter Fisher
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27. Dezember 2017 (online)

This, and the previous issue of Homeopathy, feature two articles which throw into sharp relief a fundamental debate about the way in which homeopathy works. The debate centres around whether the effects of homeopathy are due to local or non-local causes. The ‘local causality hypothesis’ is the traditional explanation; the action of homeopathic medicines is pharmacological (or at least quasi-pharmacological), due to some specific factor contained in the medicine. Current thinking favours some form of information storage in the physical substrate, although this is not essential to the theory.