I disagree with much of what Ullman stated.
1. Nanoparticles: the idea propesed here is that the original substance, hidden somewhere in the water,
is what produces the therapeutic effects. This is soooo wrong on so many leves. What about the
original substances that have no therapeutic effect in their crude form, as Lycopodim for
example. And what about the ones that are extremely poisonous in their crude form?
He would probably state that the succussion is what turns the therapeutic action on.
But how? By magic? Homeopaths must learn to be intellectually rigorous, otherwise
will always be the butt of the sceptics' jokes. If one states that there is a silicon-base
particle in the solution—that eventually becomes biologically active—do us all a favour and,
please, and propose the physical nature of this action.
2. This latest idea that silicon pieces from the glass walls somehow combine with
the succussed drug—while also hidden in the water—actually physically enter the cell
membrane and other tissues—this is what the sceptics rightfully call pseudoscience.
I have a degree in materials science engineering. Iris Bell, Dana Ullman et al
have no understanding what nanotechnology is. At the scale of magnification
below ten to the power of minus nine (10-9 ) the matter starts exhibiting
strong quantum mechanical effects. This is what nanotechnology is all about.
And this is how homeopathic drugs work too, in this realm! You can learn
about the way biology behaves at this scale in the papers on photosynthesis,
for example. Yes, the pharmaceutical industry, especially the cancer industry,
is presently trying to exploit the various tiny participle for the delivery of their
poisonous drugs directly to the target tissues. We should stay clear away from this. This is not nanotechnology.
3. The saddest part of Ullman's presentation is the fact that he doesn't understand the clinical value of an aggravation,
which is derived directly from the Organon where it is termed 'the artificial disease.' Kent states that if an aggravation
lasts for a long time, the case is incurable. Vithoulkas thinks Kent failed to wait a sufficient amount of times in some cases.
I, personally, had severe aggravation for 2 weeks, which followed by a cure. Had I not being taught by Vithoulkas I would have
forever ruined my case by taking something else! How sad, indeed for so many homeopaths to practice what Ullman describes here,
ie, interrupting the remedy action (which he insist on calling 'healing crises', and that is not even a homeopathic term.)
There is no cure without an aggravation. In an extremely high fever of an acute Bell case, the aggravation may only last a few minutes,
moreover, if the symptoms are very violent the organism would not allow the aggravation to damage it, furthermore, the patient
would not register it if her own symptoms are too severe. Vithoulkas and Kent, and so many modern-day Indian homeopaths all know
and practice that. Here is a quote from Vithoulkas while responding to a homeopath who stated that he had ""never and an aggravation."" Vithoulkas:
""Maybe you never had a cure?""