The original substance undergoes a process of serial succussion (a form of vigorous shaking) and dilution (potentisation), so there are no toxic side effects. How these highly diluted substances work on the body is not yet fully understood; science is still trying to catch up with what homeopaths have witnessed in practice for over 200 years.
The main professional body in the UK, The Society of Homeopaths states:
“As yet, science has not been able to explain the mechanism of action of ultra-high dilutions in the body, but laboratory experiments have repeatedly demonstrated that homeopathically prepared substances cause biological effects. For example, the hormone thyroxine prepared as a homeopathic ‘30C’ dilution can slow down the process of metamorphosis of tadpoles into frogs”.
If you are interested to find out more about clinical trials, consult Society’s link on Evidence Base for HomeopathyBack
There are no two things alike in the universe. This is so of diseases and of sick people, of thousands of crystals of the same salt. No two stars are alike. When this thought presents itself to the mind of the physician, he can see that no remedy can be substituted for another.
James Tyler Kent