A new geometrical description of entanglement and the curative homeopathic process

J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Apr;14(3):329-39. doi: 10.1089/acm.2007.0674.


Introduction: The Memory of Water, a "local" explanation of homeopathy's efficacy, has been supplemented recently by complementary "nonlocal" hypotheses. One of these envisages "quantum macro-entanglement" among patient, practitioner, and remedy to form a "PPR" entangled state, from which the possibility of cure may manifest.

Methods: Semiotic analysis affords a geometrical description of this entangled state as a patient-centered chiral tetrahedron. Its four corners depict three different types of symptoms (of the patient, the dis-ease, and the remedial substance) and the potentized remedy.

Results: Reflecting this state in a practitioner-derived mirror-like "therapeutic state space" generates two notional patient-centered chiral tetrahedra: cure may be thought to arise from their patient-driven combination "through the looking glass" of the therapeutic state space, into one polyhedron called a stella octangula or stellated octahedron; in essence, a 3-dimensional Star of David.

Conclusions: The practitioner helps in forming these notional semiotic polyhedra, but the patient is at their epicenters (i.e., the practitioner facilitates but ultimately does not control the curative process).

MeSH terms

  • Holistic Health*
  • Homeopathy / methods*
  • Homeopathy / standards
  • Humans
  • Materia Medica
  • Mental Healing*
  • Models, Theoretical
  • Nonlinear Dynamics
  • Physician-Patient Relations*
  • Quantum Theory*
  • Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic / methods
  • Research Design
  • Systems Theory


  • Materia Medica