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Date posted: May 2, 2013

Sequence Specific Homeopathic DNA remedies; Simpler yet Potent Additions to Homeopathic Practice.

By: Saqib Rashid, BSc, MSc, DHM, NDTP

The homeopathy health care system was established over 200 years ago.

Although it may be difficult to determine the efficacy of homeopathic remediation, because it was originally developed to treat patients on an individual basis, its success is reflected by its gain in popularity on a global scale since its inception.

Over the last two hundred years, there have been many changes in the way that homeopathy has been practiced. For example, historically, it was practiced on the basis of single remedy usage; the selected remedy being specific for each patient. In more recent times, many practitioners have adopted a “polypharmacy” or combination approach. Moreover, instead of prescribing on information derived from a long interview process, many practitioners now use computerised technologies, taken together with a range of diagnostic features such as blood analysis results to determine the remedy choice.

Adoption of revolutionary changes is essential for the advancement of any natural therapeutic system, including homeopathy. This idea contrasts with the views of those who wish to adhere to the information and dogma that was available in the past. Over the last many years, medical science has progressed greatly in all fields in relation to man and disease.

Application of new discoveries in the medical sciences has advanced the understanding of many disease processes. These advances have allowed the development of many more effective treatments to control and resolve many diseases. One of the reasons why conventional systems of medicine are more adaptive to human health care is because their practitioners accept modern scientific discoveries in the field of medical science more readily than practitioners who promote non-conventional systems. Another reason why non-conventional systems may fail to reach optimum health care capabilities is because of a lack of knowledge, proper training and the inability of practitioners to face criticisms raised by the general public and those involved in the conventional system of medicine. Such issues can be changed with proper training through respected training institutes so that newly qualified practitioners can treat not only patients in their clinics but also be able to face and repel any criticism more effectively.

On another front, in homeopathic practice there is a growing need to make use of latest discoveries in biogenetic sciences in the favour of homeopathic diagnostic techniques, advanced remedies and remedy posology. One of the most advanced approaches to utilise newest remedies in homeopathic practice is the use of sequence specific DNA.

DNA as a remedy is used in homeopathic practice.  Its proving symptoms are documented in the homeopathic literature i.e.; Materia Medicas of Dr O A Julian and others. Homeopathic pharmacies all over the world most of the time supply a homeopathic DNA remedy without knowing the origin, structure, purity or sequence of the DNA that it is prepared from. It is believed that homeopathic DNA may be derived from fish, cattle or perhaps plants.

Discoveries made by Prof. Khuda-Bukhsh (1), Saha and colleagues (2), Sunila and colleagues (3) and Frenkel and colleagues (4) have shown that homeopathic remedies have the ability to interact with various mammalian genes and promote their expression. Furthermore, Nobel laureate Luc Montagnier has shown that highly diluted (i.e.; equivalent to 6C potency) DNA has telepathic properties and can transfer information between two DNA molecules which have the same sequence (5). Based on the same line of research, Dr. Bernard Marichal (6) developed a system of gene specific homeopathic remedies using small DNA molecules ( sequence specific nucleic acids or SNAs) to treat different sets of immunologically mediated symptoms in homeopathic practice, this system is called Micro-Immunotherapy, within the domain of New Homeopathy. This new approach has been extended for patients’ use by a company called Labo’life (7). Micro-Immunotherapy products produced by Labo’life are specific immune regulator DNA products. Micro-Immunotherapy products have been specifically designed to modulate the immune system therefore these products have a limited field of action. Secondly, these products cannot be used without the help of a trained doctor/practitioner.

In contrast to Dr Marichal’s New Homeopathic system and Labo’life’s efforts to introduce the Micro-Immunotherapy system of sequence specific DNA to homeopathic practice, Dr. Peter H Kay (8) a renowned geneticist and immunologist integrated recent medical science discoveries in the field of genetics into the well established principles of homeopathic pharmacopoeia to introduce a new set of sequence specific homeopathic DNA remedies with ultra-safe features. These new remedies comprise a broad spectrum of homeopathic remedies which contain specific DNA molecules that target specific health promoting genes. These new remedies were introduced with a brand name Homeovitality into the homeopathic world, to be used by the public as well as by practitioners all over the world. Later in collaboration with the author, Dr. Peter Kay’s Homeovitality remedies were incorporated into a complete therapeutic system called Micro-DNA therapy.

As discussed above for a therapeutic system to prevail in all sections of society it should have a full scientific basis in relation to its remedial uses. It should also be supported by training of users which could be either a lay person or a practitioner so that they can face any constructive criticism and deal with it on a scientific basis. For this purpose this newly conceived Micro-DNA therapy system has been further developed, and practitioners and the general public are now offered educational courses currently up to MSc level. In future it is planned to extend these courses to PhD level to teach the principles of the Micro-DNA therapy system and to offer solid scientific information to patients and practitioners alike.

Before we proceed further at this juncture it is very important to discuss the nature of Homeovitality remedies and how they follow the fundamental laws which govern the homeopathic system of medicine.

Homeopathic systems of medicines rely on the following major principles and philosophies:

  1. Law of Similia.
  2. The theory of Vital Force.
  3. Doctrine of drug proving.
  4. Law of Minimum.
  5. Doctrine of remedy dynamisation.

1. The Law of Similia is fundamental to the homeopathic system. This very principle is reflected in the Micro-DNA therapy system completely. The Law of Similia is also described for simplicity by the phrase ‘Like cures like’. It means a substance which can produce disease symptoms in healthy people is capable of curing similar disease symptoms in diseased people when used in its diluted form. The Micro-DNA therapy system is based on the principle that disease symptoms that are due to under-expression of certain specific genes in DNA, hence, diseases that are caused by defects of gene expression, can be treated with highly diluted specific DNA molecules which target those genes.

2. Theory of Vital Force is central to homeopathic system. Through homeopathic remediation it is proposed that the Vital Force is promoted to a level so that the disease system enhances its ability to progress from disease to a healthy state. The concept of Vital Force is unclear and seems to be unrealistic when one tries to understand it from a scientific standpoint. For simplicity we may approach it from the angle that enhancing Vital Force means the ability of the body which enables a sick body to get cured from its innermost level towards outermost boundaries. Now, the innermost levels of physical body are considered to be body cells and their energy system. Any disturbances at cellular levels depict an unbalanced Vital Force. Homeopathic remedies act at cellular levels as mentioned above to correct the energy imbalances through change of gene expression and ultimately transform a sick system in to a healthy system.  So do the sequence specific DNA molecules used in the Micro-DNA therapy system.

3. The Doctrine of Drug Proving is the basis of homeopathic pharmacopeia. However, this very fundamental doctrine is not applied in many of the new homeopathic remedies. Many homeopathic remedies included within our Materia Medica are due to either accidental proving symptoms or due to application of the Law of Signatures or by reference to the Medical Anthropological characteristics of a substance. Interestingly, a large number of remedies used worldwide that have never been subjected to the proving process are still deemed to be homeopathic and they are included in various homeopathic pharmacopoeias.

Micro-DNA therapy remedies have also not been proved. That is because they cannot be proved. Why can Micro-DNA remedies not be proved? It is due to the fact that the DNA molecules used in these remedies are gene specific, they target health promoting genes only. Thus no disease symptoms can be induced in healthy subjects, rather healthy subjects can use these remedies safely for further promotion of their health and wellbeing.

Here it is important to clarify for practitioners and those who have an interest in the homeopathic system that it is the author’s view that promotion of proving symptoms is due to the fact that, since homeopathic substances have the capacity to induce gene expression and the human genome contains genes that cause disease, proving symptoms are due to the remedy targeting various disease promoting genes. When the same remedy is applied to a sick patient its mode of action is changed due to change of subject (from healthy subject to  a sick subject) thus in this case it targets health promoting genes to promote health.

The concept of aggravations in homeopathic system can also be explained in terms of the gene targeting properties of a remedy. For example, administration of a wrong remedy may simply reflect the fact that it has targeted a gene which drives the proving symptoms but has nothing to do with genetic aberrations associated with the disease. Alternatively, an aggravation may result from an “over-dosing” effect. For example, it may be that continued or excessive application of a remedy after disease resolution results in manifestation of proving symptoms in that patient because the patient is now behaving as a healthy person.

The reader may disagree with the author’s postulates, however, it is relevant to develop a working hypothesis to understand certain aspects of homeopathy now that it is recognised that homeopathic remedies have the capacity to affect the expression of various genes.

4. The Law of Minimum is used in relation to homeopathic posology but this principle is not considered a major issue. A minimum dose of homeopathic remedy can bring about profound results and save the patient from suffering aggravations due to over-dose. In the case of the Micro-DNA therapy system, the concept of minimum dose or over-dose becomes insignificant since sequence specific DNA molecules target only health promoting genes; therefore there are no aggravations with the use of these remedies.

5. The Doctrine of remedy dynamisation is of fundamental significance with regard to homeopathic practice. Crude substances are highly diluted and succused to convert them in homeopathic remedy form. In the case of the Micro-DNA therapy system specific DNA molecules are dynamised i.e.; diluted and succused in serial dilutions in accord with requirements outlined in homeopathic pharmacopoeias to achieve the final 6C potency of each Micro-DNA therapy product.

By now it should be realised that Micro-DNA therapy remedies are simply advanced forms of homeopathic substances. They have greater advantages over contemporary homeopathic remedies. For example, ease of prescribing and ultra-safe approach to usage. They save all health care practitioners a great deal of time with patient contact, especially for a busy homeopathic practice.

Health care practitioners can use Micro-DNA therapy preparations with confidence due to three reasons. Firstly, the Micro-DNA therapy system provides a wide range of remedial benefits by using a relatively small number of remedies. Secondly Micro-DNA therapy remedies have no side-effects or aggravations whatsoever thus these remedies can be used with complete safety. Thirdly, the Micro-DNA therapy system provides complete scientific backing in the form of cutting-edge educational programs. Last but not least, because of its simplicity of usage, the Micro-DNA therapy system enables practitioners to serve a higher number of patients within a given time.

References:

  1. Khuda-Bukhsh, Potentized homeopathic drugs act through regulation of gene expression: a hypothesis to explain their mechanism and pathways of action in vivo. Com. Ther. Med. 5: 43. 1997.
  2. Saha et al., Phenotypic evidence of ultra-highly diluted homeopathic remedies acting at gene expression level: a novel probe on experimental phage infectivity in bacteria. Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Xue Bao. 10: 462. 2012.
  3. Sunila et al., Dynamized preparations in cell culture. Evidence-Based Comp. Alt. Med. 6:257. 2009.
  4. Frenkel et al., Cytotoxic effects of ultra-diluted remedies on breast cancer cells. Int. J. Oncol. 36:395. 2010.
  5. Montagnier et al. Electromagnetic signals are produced by aqueous nanostructures derived from bacterial DNA sequences. Interdiscip. Sci. Comput. Life Sci. DOI:10.1007/s12539-009-0036-7. 2009.
  6. http://www.complementary-medicine.com/NewHomeopathy2.htm
  7. http://www.labolife.info/infoMI.php?page=infoMI_SI-MI&ln=en
  8. http://www.positivehealth.com/article/editorial/editorial-issue-168

For comments and feedback: saqib@mindbodyclinic.co.uk
©Saqib Rashid: Mind Body Clinic, London, UK.

Comments

11 Responses so far.

  1. Dr. Anurag Chowdhury says:

    Pl. kindly mention the diseases which can be cured by this techniques and how this techniques works.

  2. the Micro-DNA therapy system enables practitioners to serve a higher number of patients “within a given time”.

    What does this mean “with in a given time.”

    • saqib says:

      In our current Homeopathic system if we want to treat patients we can only see 5-7 patients daily because each patient takes roughly 1hr or more to be seen and his/her case history taken. With the use of micro DNA Therapy system since remedies are gene specific hence more patients can be seen and treated within same amount of time. For instance, for Allergic reactions DNA remedy which is specific to target the gene which enables body to make those protiens which control allergic reactions is used. Similarly for diabetese type II an other specific remedy is used to treat the symptoms. In this way within same interval of time a practitioner can serve more patients with ease of mind because there are no aggravations/side-effects and remedies are safest to use, yet these are homeopathic in nature.

  3. Chandran K C says:

    I am quoting relevant paragraphs from the above article, and making my comments:

    “1. The Law of Similia is fundamental to the homeopathic system. This very principle is reflected in the Micro-DNA therapy system completely. The Law of Similia is also described for simplicity by the phrase ‘Like cures like’. It means a substance which can produce disease symptoms in healthy people is capable of curing similar disease symptoms in diseased people when used in its diluted form. The Micro-DNA therapy system is based on the principle that disease symptoms that are due to under-expression of certain specific genes in DNA, hence, diseases that are caused by defects of gene expression, can be treated with highly diluted specific DNA molecules which target those genes.”

    MY COMMENT: There is NO any similarity between SIMILIA principle and MICRO DNA principle as the author claims? It is wrong to say ALL diseases are caused by UNDER EXPRESSION of GENES. Even if ‘under expression of genes’ is there, they actually arise not from ‘defects’ of genes, but INHIBITIONS of enzyme systems involved in biochemical processes of genetic expressions. These inhibitions are caused by binding of exogenous or endogenous pathogenic molecules up on the enzyme molecules. As such, these inhibitions should be removed using appropriate medicinal agents, for effecting a cure. Supplying DNA will not remove molecular inhibitions of ENZYMES and favor proper genetic expressions. Authors claim “diseases that are caused by defects of gene expression can be treated with highly diluted specific DNA molecules which target those genes” lacks logic as well as scientific backing. ‘Highly diluted’ DNA molecules may contain ‘molecular imprints’ of those DNA molecules, but they will not have any affinity or actions up on the pathogenic molecules that inhibited the enzyme molecules. MOLECULAR IMPRINTS of drug molecules having configurational similarity to the specific pathogenic molecules ONLY remove the inhibitions they caused.
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    “2. Theory of Vital Force is central to homeopathic system. Through homeopathic remediation it is proposed that the Vital Force is promoted to a level so that the disease system enhances its ability to progress from disease to a healthy state. The concept of Vital Force is unclear and seems to be unrealistic when one tries to understand it from a scientific standpoint. For simplicity we may approach it from the angle that enhancing Vital Force means the ability of the body which enables a sick body to get cured from its innermost level towards outermost boundaries. Now, the innermost levels of physical body are considered to be body cells and their energy system. Any disturbances at cellular levels depict an unbalanced Vital Force. Homeopathic remedies act at cellular levels as mentioned above to correct the energy imbalances through change of gene expression and ultimately transform a sick system in to a healthy system. So do the sequence specific DNA molecules used in the Micro-DNA therapy system.”

    MY COMMENTS: I agree with this evaluation of ‘vital force’ theory as unscientific. Homeopathic remedies act at MOLECULAR level to remove the inhibitions of enzymes and other biological molecules, by binding to pathogenic molecules. “DNA molecules used in the Micro-DNA therapy system” cannot bind to pathogenic molecules, and as such, cannot remove the molecular inhibitions.
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    “3. The Doctrine of Drug Proving is the basis of homeopathic pharmacopeia. However, this very fundamental doctrine is not applied in many of the new homeopathic remedies. Many homeopathic remedies included within our Materia Medica are due to either accidental proving symptoms or due to application of the Law of Signatures or by reference to the Medical Anthropological characteristics of a substance. Interestingly, a large number of remedies used worldwide that have never been subjected to the proving process are still deemed to be homeopathic and they are included in various homeopathic pharmacopoeias.”

    MY COMMENTS: NOT RELEVANT
    ——————————————————

    “Micro-DNA therapy remedies have also not been proved. That is because they cannot be proved. Why can Micro-DNA remedies not be proved? It is due to the fact that the DNA molecules used in these remedies are gene specific, they target health promoting genes only. Thus no disease symptoms can be induced in healthy subjects, rather healthy subjects can use these remedies safely for further promotion of their health and well being.”

    MY COMMENTS: The statement “no disease symptoms can be induced in healthy subjects using micro dna drugs” clearly proves this has nothing in common with homeopathy. Homeopathy is the art of curing potentized forms of drugs, which in crude form can produce similar molecular inhibitions and similar symptoms.
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    “Here it is important to clarify for practitioners and those who have an interest in the homeopathic system that it is the author’s view that promotion of proving symptoms is due to the fact that, since homeopathic substances have the capacity to induce gene expression and the human genome contains genes that cause disease, proving symptoms are due to the remedy targeting various disease promoting genes. When the same remedy is applied to a sick patient its mode of action is changed due to change of subject (from healthy subject to a sick subject) thus in this case it targets health promoting genes to promote health.”

    MY COMMENTS: I disagree with the statement “proving symptoms are due to the remedy targeting various disease promoting genes.”. This statement also contradicts the earlier statement of author that “diseases are caused by under expression of genes”. Actually, diseases are caused by INHIBITIONS of enzymes, receptors and other biological molecules by binding of pathogenic molecules.

    ——————————————————

    “The concept of aggravations in homeopathic system can also be explained in terms of the gene targeting properties of a remedy. For example, administration of a wrong remedy may simply reflect the fact that it has targeted a gene which drives the proving symptoms but has nothing to do with genetic aberrations associated with the disease. Alternatively, an aggravation may result from an “over-dosing” effect. For example, it may be that continued or excessive application of a remedy after disease resolution results in manifestation of proving symptoms in that patient because the patient is now behaving as a healthy person.

    The reader may disagree with the author’s postulates, however, it is relevant to develop a working hypothesis to understand certain aspects of homeopathy now that it is recognised that homeopathic remedies have the capacity to affect the expression of various genes.”

    MY COMMENTS: I disagree with the statement: “homeopathic remedies have the capacity to affect the expression of various genes.”. Potentized homeopathic drugs have no any ‘capacity’ to interfere in the normal biochemical processes involved in genetic expression. They only act by binding to pathogenic molecules that inhibit the enzymes involved in genetic expressions.
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    “4. The Law of Minimum is used in relation to homeopathic posology but this principle is not considered a major issue. A minimum dose of homeopathic remedy can bring about profound results and save the patient from suffering aggravations due to over-dose. In the case of the Micro-DNA therapy system, the concept of minimum dose or over-dose becomes insignificant since sequence specific DNA molecules target only health promoting genes; therefore there are no aggravations with the use of these remedies.”

    MY COMMENTS: NOT RELEVANT
    —————————————————–

    “5. The Doctrine of remedy dynamisation is of fundamental significance with regard to homeopathic practice. Crude substances are highly diluted and succused to convert them in homeopathic remedy form. In the case of the Micro-DNA therapy system specific DNA molecules are dynamised i.e.; diluted and succused in serial dilutions in accord with requirements outlined in homeopathic pharmacopoeias to achieve the final 6C potency of each Micro-DNA therapy product.”

    MY COMMENTS: If micro dna products are diluted up to only 6c, there are chances that it may contain original drug molecules. Dilution will cross avogadro limit only above 12c.

    ——————————————————

    “By now it should be realised that Micro-DNA therapy remedies are simply advanced forms of homeopathic substances. They have greater advantages over contemporary homeopathic remedies. For example, ease of prescribing and ultra-safe approach to usage. They save all health care practitioners a great deal of time with patient contact, especially for a busy homeopathic practice.”

    MY COMMENTS: It is obviously incorrect to say that “Micro-DNA therapy remedies are simply advanced forms of homeopathic substances.” They could not be any way compared with homeopathic drugs.
    ————————————————————————-

    “Health care practitioners can use Micro-DNA therapy preparations with confidence due to three reasons. Firstly, the Micro-DNA therapy system provides a wide range of remedial benefits by using a relatively small number of remedies. Secondly Micro-DNA therapy remedies have no side-effects or aggravations whatsoever thus these remedies can be used with complete safety. Thirdly, the Micro-DNA therapy system provides complete scientific backing in the form of cutting-edge educational programs. Last but not least, because of its simplicity of usage, the Micro-DNA therapy system enables practitioners to serve a higher number of patients within a given time.”

    MY COMMENTS: Homeopaths have no need of these micro dna products to do their genuine homeopathic practice. Its use by homeopaths will be unwarranted, amounting to quackery.

  4. Saqib says:

    Very respectfully after going through your comments I would suggest you should have some basic knowledge of genetics first, only by passing comments which include your own unscientfic baseless statements you can satisfy yourself or those who have no background knowledge but others qualified readers would like to see some refrences of your baseless proclamations like this ” Actually, diseases are caused by INHIBITIONS of enzymes, receptors and other biological molecules by binding of pathogenic molecules”. Your own comments indicate your own knowledge of homeopathic system is pretty week. Especially when you have no idea that most of homeopathic remedies are never proved. On an other note your weak knowledge has labelled all homeopathic remedies which are below 12C as non homeopathic. You have no idea of disease promotion and homeopathic interventions.

  5. Chandran K C says:

    Sir, kindly refer to some BIOCHEMISTRY texts, or ask some science-educated people to verify whether my statement ”Actually, diseases are caused by INHIBITIONS of enzymes, receptors and other biological molecules by binding of pathogenic molecules” is a “baseless proclamation” or not. Your response talks a lot about yourselves. “homeopathic knowledge” is not enough to understand what I said. You need some “scientific knowledge” also.

    • saqib says:

      Chandran KC your problem is that you know few scientiic terms and you try to apply everywhere and prove yourself a science genious. I don’t need to talk to scientists I can see clearly lack of knowledge on your end and then insisting you are right. This is wrong! If you have little knowledge to prove what you are saying then we can meet on an open platform and discuss there such topics on which you consider themself a master of science and advising me to see some scientists. So this challenge is for you now to take it or stop your self proclaimations and fooling other practitioners. The worst kind of ignorance is this when one think he is all knowledgeable and others don’t know any thing. I will see now how you respond to this very challenege. I don’t run closed groups on homeopathy etc. So bear in mind this time evryone will be reading and judging you on the basis of your baseless knowledge.

    • Saqib says:

      Chandran Esq. your problem is you have no knowledge of basic sciences and by knowing few baseless scientific terms you cannot insult others by saying “refer to some BIOCHEMISTRY texts, or ask some science-educated people”.
      If you are so arrogant and full of ‘absurd kind of knowledge’, then it is your duty now to prove that your scientific knowledge is superior to mine, though I always consider myself a student of science. We can decide who knows what at an open platform in a dialogue. Where everyone will be watching us what we write. Facebook is a good option come to an open group and discuss with me any topic of your choice there.
      Illiterate person is not ignorant rather an arrogant person who thinks he is master of knowledge is ignorant and I would like to expose your ignorance in public domain. It is you who started such personal attacks in your threads above. So, now you decide how you want to proceed further from here. I would also request the moderators of this site to kindly post my reply now as this is a fair practice to give both persons equal chance to respond to each other.

  6. Chandran,
    As you are aware, there are many well recognised and completely different causes of ill-health, too many to discuss here. Some can be resolved by application of homeopathic remedies, some cannot.
    With regard to whether Micro-DNA therapy preparations are homeopathic or not, it is simple to resolve. Basically, DNA (of unknown sequence or molecular structure) is well established as an ingredient used to prepare a homeopathic remedy. It is included in various Homeopathic Pharmacopeoias such as HPUS.
    Micro-DNA therapy preparations, or sequence specific homeopathic DNA remedies also contain DNA (of known sequence). They are succussed, therefore they are homeopathic. Simple.

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