This proves that homeopathy acts on cells in the laboratory
During an allergic reaction, the immune cells of the human body called basophils, are activated and release histamine. Histamine is a molecule responsible for allergic clinical manifestations.
Researchers isolated basophils taken from patients. These isolated cells were then placed in contact with the allergen in order to be activated.
The basophils are separated into two separate groups:
- the first group is treated with water (control group)
- the second group is treated with a homeopathic solution, namely a diluted and succussed solution that is prepared using histamine
The activation of basophils is inhibited in the group that is treated with the homeopathic solution as compared to the group that is treated with water. This inhibition leads to a reduction in the release of histamine, and therefore a decrease in the allergic reaction.
- These results are confirmed by experiments carried out with different techniques by 4 independent laboratories in France, Italy, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.
- These results are obtained for high dilution levels (for which, in theory, there are no more molecules).
Belon P, Cumps J, Ennis M, et al. Histamine dilutions modulate basophil activation. Inflamm Res. 2004;53(5):181‐188.
The presented data can, under no circumstances, be extrapolated to any property or clinical use in humans that would require additional studies.