Telomere and Telomerase: Biological Markers of Organic Vital Force State and Homeopathic Treatment Effectiveness

Homeopathy. 2021 Nov;110(4):283-291. doi: 10.1055/s-0041-1726008. Epub 2021 May 17.


Background: Philosophical-scientific correlations described in previous studies suggest that the genome can be the biological representation of the vital force, whilst the disease-promoting epigenetic alterations would be the biological representation of the chronic miasmas. In this study, we expand the functional correlation between vital force and chromosomes, describing the mechanism of action of the telomere-telomerase complex in the context of physiological balance.

Aims: The aim of the work is to study the role of the telomere-telomerase complex in cell vitality, biological aging, and the health-disease process, with the goal of proposing the use of telomere length as a biomarker of the vital force state and the effectiveness of homeopathic treatment.

Results: Similar to the vital force, telomere length and telomerase enzyme activity play an important role in maintaining cellular vitality, biological longevity, and physiological homeostasis. Telomere shortening functions as a biomarker of vital imbalance and is associated with numerous diseases and health disorders. On the other hand, health-promotion practices neutralize the pathological shortening of the telomeres, acting therapeutically in diseases or age-dependent health disorders.

Conclusions: As a hypothetical biomarker of the vital force state, an intra-individual analysis of the mean leukocyte telomere length before, during, and after homeopathic treatment can be used as a biomarker of therapeutic effectiveness.

MeSH terms

  • Biomarkers
  • Homeopathy*
  • Telomerase* / genetics
  • Telomerase* / metabolism
  • Telomere / metabolism
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Biomarkers
  • Telomerase