What was particularly intriguing about their evaluation of the research was that those researchers who tested doses in the submolecular range were found to have the best designed studies and were found more frequently to have statisticially significant results from these microdoses (doses in the submolecular range include potencies greater than 24x or 12c because this represents the point beyond Avogadro's number, the point in which in all probability there should be no remaining molecules of the original substance, only some type of template, resonance, hologram, or fractal).
Specifically, several researchers administered (usually to rats) crude doses of arsenic, bismuth, cadmium, mercury chloride, or lead. The research showed that animals who were pretreated with homeopathic doses of these substances and then given repeated homeopathic doses after exposure to the crude substance, excreted more of these toxic substances through urine, feces, and sweat than did those animals given a placebo. Further, nine studies on mice which tested homeopathic doses beyond 15c demonstrated a 40% decrease in mortality compared to mice in the control group.
Several studies noted that pretreatment and treatment with potentized doses of substances different from those to which the animal was being exposed did not provide any benefit. The research suggests that homeopathic medicine may play a significant role in the treatment of toxicological exposure.
Homeopathic research has also explored the benefits of homeopathic medicines to protect against radiation (Khuda-Bukhsh, and Banik, 1991a, 1991b). Albino mice were exposed to 100 to 200 rad of X-rays (sublethal doses) and then evaluated after 24, 48, and 72 hours. Ginseng 6x, 30x, and 200x and Ruta graveolens 30x and 200x.were administered before and after exposure. When compared with mice given a placebo as treatment, mice given any of the above homeopathic medicines experienced significantly less chromosomal or cellular damage.
In another study, albino guinea pigs were exposed to small doses of X-ray that cause reddening of the skin. Studies showed that Apis mellifica 7c or 9c had a protective effect and a roughly 50% curative effect on X-ray-induced redness of the skin (Bildet, Guyot, Bonini, et al., 1990). Apis mellifica (honeybee) is a homeopathic medicine for redness, swelling, and itching, common symptoms of bee venom.
they have been exposed to potentially toxic substances. At first, most classical homeopaths will prescribe a "constitutional medicine" to strengthen a person's overall health status. This medicine has the capacity to not only help the body eliminate the individual toxic substance about which the person is most concerned but also to other toxic substances that the person has previously been exposed.
In some cases a constitutional medicine will not work deeply or effectively enough until the patient receives a homeopathically potentized dose of the specific toxic substance to which the person was exposed or of a substance which causes similar symptoms (homeopathy, as we know, is based on "similars," not necessarily on "sames").
The actual potency that the homeopath will use depends on many factors which are too long to discuss in this short article, though the 30th potency is one of the most common. Some homeopaths will recommend a single dose given just once, some will recommend a single dose repeated once a month for several months, and some will recommend several doses a day for a week or two, perhaps repeated a couple months later if some but not full benefit had been received.