Throughout the site we have touched on how homeopathic medicine works. There is so much misinformation on the web on how homeopathic HGH supplements work that we decided to write this side bar article to provide more detail on homeopathic medicine and HGH.
Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines Homeopathy as follows:
"a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in healthy persons produce symptoms similar to those of the disease."
The discovery and development of homeopathic medicine is credited to Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German physician. Hahnemann is credited with coming up with a system called the Law of Similars. This system goes back to an ancient Greek medical belief that "like cures like".
Homeopathic medicine is based on the principal that if a herb causes a set of symptoms in a healthy person, it can also cure a patient with those same set of symptoms. For example, when Hahnemann practiced, cinchona was the treatment used to treat malaria. One of the symptoms of malaria is periodic fevers. Hahnemann found that if you gave cinchona to a healthy person, it caused periodic fevers. This is where he came up with the Law of Similars. He deduced that the best way to treat an illness was to give the patient a herb that would cause the symptoms of the illness in a healthy person - like cures like. This approach was very different than what we now call "standard western medicine", in which therapeutic amounts of drugs or supplements are used to treat and cure an illness. In fact, Hahnemann coined the term - "allopathy" to define traditional medicine. He called allopathy the system of medical practice which aims to combat disease by the use of remedies which produce effects different from those produced by the special disease treated.
Hahnemann then went about giving herbs or plants to healthy volunteers and documenting what symptoms the volunteer felt. This process of determining what set of symptoms a plant caused was called a drug "proving". The role then of a homeopath is to determine what symptoms the patient is experiencing and then try to match that to a drug proving. If the homeopath can find a plant or herb that will produce the patient's set of symptoms in a healthy adult, he/she gives the patient a homeopathic remedy of that plant.
Interesting to note that in homeopathic medicine they do not believe in illnesses. The concern is with your set of symptoms and finding an herb whose drug proving matches those symptoms. If you have a high fever and headache, they do not care if it is due to virus, infection or anything else -they just know they need to find a drug proving that produces high fever and headaches.
So far we have covered one of the two major principles of homeopathy - like cures like. The second major principle is that less is more, and we mean a lot less! Hahnemann found that the more diluted a herbal solution, the more effective it became. This of course goes strongly against western medicine. Still, Hahnemann believed that in order to make a remedy more potent, you needed to go through a series of serial dilutions. Homeopathic remedies are often based in water or alcohol and have gone through a series of dilutions.
The number represents how many stages of dilutions are performed and the letter (X or C) represents how diluted the solution is in each stage. The "X" after a the number represents a 10 time dilution. The "C" after the number represents a 100 times dilution. So, let's say you had a homeopathic product that had a 10C dilution of HGH. Just to keep things simple let's assume you are using a bucket which holds 100 ounces. Here are the steps to produce the 10C solution of HGH:
Step 1: The first step would be to put 1 ounce of human growth hormone (HGH) into 99 ounces of water. You then mix this solution - and you have just done your first dilution.
Step 2: You take 1 ounce of that diluted substance from Step 1 and put it into 99 ounces of water. This is what the "C" stands for - you are doing a 100 times dilution in each step. Mix the solution.
Step 3: You take 1 ounce of that diluted substance from Step 2 and put it into 99 ounces of water. Mix the solution.
Step 4: You take 1 ounce of that diluted substance from Step 3 and put it into 99 ounces of water. Mix the solution.
This continues on in the same manner until you reach Step 10 - your 10th level dilution.
So, what do you end up with in the end...
A solution that is 10-20 HGH.
Or, our 100 ounce bucket of solution in the 10th stage would be made of:
.000000000000000000001 ounces of HGH and 99.999999999999999999999 ounces of water.
Remember, this is just a 10C solution, many homeopathic solutions are 20C or greater.
The odds of winning the Lottery are about 1 in 3 million.
With a 10C dilution of homeopathic HGH you are over 1 Trillion times more likely to win the lottery than find a molecule of HGH in the solution.
This is a question of great debate. Some homeopaths claims that any herb or plant can leave its imprint on the solution, even though the herb or plant is basically non existent after all the dilutions. The idea is that the water or alcohol that the solution is made of can capture the imprint or energy of the herb and that is all that is needed to produce results. Just as eastern practices such as acupuncture and Tai Chai have more to do with energy flow in the body, homeopathy follows these same lines and tries to restore energy balance to the body.
Do to the non-western traditional basis of homeopathy there are many people who dismiss it is garbage. On the other hand, there are people who swear by the powers of homeopathy. Here at Advice-HGH we are willing to keep an open mind to homeopathy as a practice, but the way some companies are marketing homeopathic HGH remedies is dishonest.
Here are some claims we have seen and our response to them:
No, homeopathic HGH remedies are not all bogus. Some follow the general principles of homeopathy and do not claim to have real HGH in the solution. Our feeling is that HGH enhancers based on significant amounts of amino acids (such as Secretagogue-1 and Sytropin) are more proven at increasing HGH levels, but people who believe in homeopathy may want to try a homeopathic HGH.
We do recommend that you avoid any homeopathic HGH product that makes claims about containing "real HGH" and comparing their product to HGH injections. These products are not based on homeopathy principals and ust try to confuse people into buying their Restorageny claiming they have "real HGH".
The most scientific studies have been done on using therapeutic amounts of amino acids (5 - 7 grams) to stimulate the pituitary gland to produce more HGH. Products such as Secretagogue-1 and Sytropin fall into this category. These products are called dietary supplements, do not require a prescription and are not homeopathic.
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