Could duckweed be impressed by the charisma of a scientist?
A research group led by the scientist and physicist Stephen Baumgartner of the University of Bern has been demonstrated in a high-quality study that with homeopathic high potencies of Arsenicum an influence on the growth of duckweed can be demonstrated. As can be excluded in this experiment, a placebo effect with great certainty, the study may make a valuable contribution to homeopathic basic research.
The 2010 and 2011 published results of experiments with duckweed showed a homogeneous, statistically significant and specific effect (read more). Particularly interesting was the significant observation of a "radiating effect" in which the Arsenicum group seems to influence the placebo group in direkt neighborhood.
If you read German, here is an interesting interview with Dr.sc.nat. Stephan Baumgartner.
Adjunctive homeopathic treatment in patients with severe sepsis
a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial in an intensive care unit.
Mortality in patients with severe sepsis remains high despite the development of several therapeutic strategies. The aim of this randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial was to evaluate whether homeopathy is able to influence long-term outcome in critically ill patients suffering from severe sepsis.
Fibromyalgia patients treated homeopathically versus placebo
shows that patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia syndrome, treated by the individualized administration of LM potencies compared with placebo, a significant improvement in symptoms can be achieved. Read more…