Plausibility of homeopathy and conventional chemical therapy: the systemic memory resonance hypothesis

Med Hypotheses. 2000 Apr;54(4):634-7. doi: 10.1054/mehy.1999.0913.


The controversy surrounding clinical observations and double-blind studies on homeopathic treatments is lessened when modern dynamical systems analysis is applied to high-dilution therapies. The logic of recurrent feedback loops, which applies to all dynamical network systems, inexorably leads to the systemic memory hypothesis - that complex patterns of emergent information and energy are stored to various degrees in physical, chemical, and biological systems. The addition of resonance, a dynamic pattern recognition process, explains many classic observations using high-dilution therapies. The systemic memory resonance hypothesis potentially provides a plausible biophysical mechanism for explaining not only how high-dilution therapies contribute to healing, but by extension, how information and energy in low-dilution and chemical therapies contribute to healing as well.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Drug Therapy*
  • Feedback
  • Homeopathy*
  • Humans