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Dr. Edwards is a graduate of the British Institute of Homeopathy and is licensed by the Nevada State Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners. In addition, all staff of Bio Health Center are certified as Advanced Practitioners of Homeopathy (AHP) or certified as Homeopathic Assistants (HA) by the Nevada State Board of Homeopathic Medical Examiners.


"The number of rational hypotheses that can explain any given phenomenon is infinite."
-Robert Pirsig; Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Homeopathic Integrative medicine is based on the integration of Homeopathy and other methods of Traditional or "Natural" medicine with the principles of modern medical science. It represents a unique intellectual synthesis between the concepts of molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology and pathophysiology with the essence of non-toxic integrative Natural Biological Therapies.


"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds."
-Albert Einstein

Despite its success in treating disease and suffering without toxic side effects, Homeopathy has been maligned and vilified by its detractors from the time Hahnemann coined the term 200 years ago.6 Dr. Samuel Hahnemann is considered to be the father of homeopathy, although the basic principles of "homeopathic" prescribing historically appeared before Hahnemann, as found in the medical writings of such figures as Hippocrates, Galen, Paracelsus and others. It was Hahnemann who eventually organized these principles into a coherent scientific thesis in his great work the Organon of Medicine.5 These principles include prescribing based on the totality of symptoms, the law of similars ("Similia Similibus Curentur"), the use of the minimum dose, dynamization or potentization of the remedy and testing of remedies on healthy individuals called provers. Several of these principles have actually been incorporated into the modern paradigm of "scientific" medicine. For example, the use of "similar" medicines in minimum dose is the basis of the "science" of allergy desensitization and the modern technologic concept of vaccination. The scientific basis of employing low doses of a substance to provoke an opposite physiologic response as that produced from the use of high doses has been repeatedly validated in the field of toxicology. The science of Hormesis (Arndt-Schulz Law) states that small doses stimulate and large doses inhibit physiologic function.7,8 It is also well recognized in contemporary pharmacology that many pharmaceutical drugs may have different and even contradictory effects at different concentrations.9 This paradox of opposite clinical effect at different doses has also been shown for many vasoactive substances and neurotransmitters.

Perhaps the most controversial aspect of Hahnemann's concepts is that of potentization. Hahnemann discovered that the process of potentization or dynamization increased the healing power of the remedy while reducing its toxic side effects. The process of potentization or dynamization involves the serial dilution and succusion (violent shaking) of the remedial substance during preparation. From the perspective of reductionist science and physical chemistry this process appears to be illogical at best and nonsensical at worst. This criticism seemed especially true for dilutions beyond the 24X (decimal) or 12C (centesimal) concentration (1x10-24), since these dilutions are clearly beyond Avogadro's number and statistically contain no atoms or molecules of the original substance. However, a number of events have emerged in recent years that appear to seriously undermine the validity of this criticism. Included among these are the facts that laboratory evidence of the activity of extreme dilutions has been published in internationally recognized journals,10-13 theories about how this phenomenon could occur are being seriously proposed14-15 and double-blind, controlled clinical studies, the "gold standard" of statistical "scientific" pharmaceutical medicine, have been published in a major international medical journal clearly demonstrating that dilutions beyond Avogadro's number are clinically active.16 In addition, recent advances in the sciences of mathematics (non-linear dynamics) and physics (quantum mechanics) have provided a rational basis for this phenomenon. Given the high quality and reproducibility of this evidence, anyone truly familiar with the data can no longer rationally or logically reject the idea that Homeopathic remedies diluted beyond Avogadro's limit are clinically active. The key to this phenomenon seems to involve the unusual property of Water as a "universal solvent."

Homeopathy is traditionally explained using the literary device of metaphor. A similar method is used in the allopathic model, such as the heart as a pump, the nerve as an electric cable or the eye as a camera.17 Thus, homeopathic remedies can be described as "virtual medicines", based on the definition used in particle physics of a virtual particle: something that has physical effect, but no physical existence. According to accepted contemporary scientific theory, however, the concepts of infinitesimal dose, dynamization and the law of similars make no "technological sense". As stated in an editorial accompanying a paper published in the Lancet that demonstrated in double-blind, controlled fashion that Homeopathic therapy was effective, Hahnemann's theories are "inherently implausible," despite the fact that the treatment worked! Within this statement one can clearly observe that intrinsic to the culture of modern technology and statistical science are hidden biases and values that very effectively create a collective cognitive illusion about the difference between what is measurable and what is real.18 One of the major reasons for the emergence of this hidden bias is the fact that the concept of "energy" is repeatedly employed in describing how Homeopathic remedies do their work. The problem with the energy concept, however, is that no one has ever demonstrated the existence of this "energy" in an objective fashion.

In fact, the "energy" postulated to be responsible for the clinical effect of a homeopathic remedy may not exist at all. To understand the basis for this assertion one must return to the fundamental "mantra" of modern particle physics and quantum theory, the equation E=MC2. This equation describes the underlying transformation of energy and matter that characterizes the scientifically accepted mathematical basis of physical reality. There are clearly three variables involved in the equation: energy, matter and C2. The concepts of energy and matter have occupied the attention of scientists since this equation was first proposed. Until recently, the significance of C2 seems to have been overlooked, however. If C represents the speed of light in a vacuum, what does C2 actually represent? It is becoming apparent that the mathematical manipulation of the term C represented in the "squaring process" has deeper philosophical implications then simply creating a "mathematical constant". There are no "squared" numbers in Nature. In the rapidly developing age of information this term is finally being recognized for what it actually represents. Rather than being a simple "passive mathematical constant", C2 can also be interpreted as representing intelligent activity... or, put in a more general sense, "information."

Implicit within the concept of information is the deeper concept of consciousness. In other words, C2 is actually the result of consciousness interacting with or manipulating a physical constant. Interestingly, the term information is derived from the latin informare, meaning: to give material form to. In other words, the currently accepted mathematical representation of physical reality includes energy, matter and information/consciousness. Thus, information can be viewed as an active force intimately involved in the manifestation of physical reality. Stated a different way, information is a specific way of representing consciousness interacting with physical reality, either as an information "organizing" or "deciphering" entity. Understood in this way, the action of the homeopathic remedy consists of a dynamic analogy between bits of information essential for the living system to reestablish optimal homeostasis. The basis for such a theory has already been proposed.14,15,19-26 In addition, the scientific evidence that "digitalized information" can be stored in water and transferred to a computer disc in ditalized form has been presented and published.22-26 Thus, the old Newtonian view of healing is beginning to go the way of the Flat Earth Society, and yet the conventional wisdom of technologic medicine is still a Newtonian one. Technologic medicine now finds itself at a watershed time, a time of paradigm shift when the collective professional consciousness must move from one set of truths or realities to another.

HOMEOPATHIC-INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE "History suggests that each age appeals to its most impressive technology as a metaphor for the cosmos..."
-Paul Davies; the Mind of God

In past decades the trend in European countries has been towards the integration of scientific and traditional or natural forms of medical care. Many terms have been applied to this form of practice. Biological Medicine seems to have emerged as the consensus term to describe this advanced form of primary care medical practice in European countries. Integrative Biological Medicine has been defined as "the art and science of healing in which the therapeutic measures are oriented to the unique life stresses and the healing methods are designed for the capability of the individual patient to regulate, regenerate, adapt and self-heal."1,2 The decade of the 90's has witnessed a growing interest in the United States in a similar trend. The term "Integrative Medicine" seems to be preferred in the U.S. In essence, Biological-Integrative primary medical care involves the combination of statistical scientific medicine with one or more forms of medical or health care that ordinarily are not considered "scientific" in statistical terms. A physician or other health professional skilled in the primary care practice of Biological-Integrative Medicine possesses skill and training in a number of health and medical care systems in addition to the modern statistical methods of pharmaceutical drugs and surgery. Included among these traditional forms of health and medical care are acupuncture, homeopathy, homotoxicology, anthroposophical therapy, manipulative therapies, herbal/phyto therapy, neural therapy, bath therapy, sauna therapy, biocybernetics, magnetic therapy, low level laser therapy, meditation, chi kung, hypnosis and others.

Modern scientific or technological medicine is based on the concept of statistical significance. In essence, statistical medical science is based on a mathematical modeling of reality that often does not apply to the individual patient when one is attempting to relieve suffering and/or promote individual healing. It is not commonly understood that statistics is just one perspective of reality. Many traditional healing methods are also based on principles other then classic cellular anatomy, biochemistry and/or physiology. For example, the concept of "liver disease" in statistical medicine usually involves evidence of disturbed anatomy or biochemical function as indicated by biopsy evidence of disturbed cellular structure, "increased" blood liver enzymes or bile pigment. In the absence of these structural or statistical biochemical markers there is said to be no "scientific evidence" of liver disease. However, there are additional traditional clinical perspectives that have proven themselves useful from an individual clinical viewpoint. For example, the concept of "liver disease" in Chinese medicine involves an "informational or imaginal" approach that defines several "functions" of liver in energetic terms. These include the organ itself, as noted through the function of its corresponding sense organ (eye), blood pressure (liver wind), fingernails, etc. In addition, there is the linear energetic trajectories of the various branches of the liver acupuncture meridian or vessel that exert influence over specific regions of the body that they cross during their appointed "orbit". Finally, there is an archetypal pattern associated with the "element or phase" connected with liver (wood) that represents a nonlinear alchemical approach to specific organ and organ pair function. Diagnosis here would include analysis of the patients color affinity, tonal quality of the voice, flavor preference, emotional profile (anger), etc.3 Which of these approaches (organ, linear-energetic or archetypal) would actually be used to treat an individual patient would be based on the specific presentation at the time the patient was seen and the level of skill and understanding possessed by the practitioner.

The clinical science of Homeopathy is also based on an informational/imaginal rather than statistical or reductionist reality. Similar to acupuncture in its logic, Homeopathy follows a Sinological (Chinese) sense of wholistic order rather then the Helenic (Greek) sense of reductionist logic. Recent advances in the fields of physics, mathematics and humoral medicine have begun to create a very powerful scientific, intellectual and philosophical basis for understanding the fundament action of many forms of traditional medicine, including Homeopathy. The newer concepts of informative therapeutics, humoral medicine and matrix regulation therapy are revolutionizing our understanding of health and disease.4 The intellectual shift from matter through energy and finally to information as fundamental generative forces of the universe is creating a paradigm shift on a scale seldom witnessed in the history of medical art and science. The medicine of the future will undoubtedly include many previously rejected concepts found within the world's traditional forms of medical, health and wellness care.

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"No matter how skillful one becomes, the great mysteries of Life will always hover just out of reach. One can never know all the answers. In the reality of everyday medical practice, no one can guarantee any clinical result... but I and my certified staff can and do promise to try to help each individual patient to the best of our abilities, by using all our knowledge, skill and compassion. Having been trained as a 'medical scientist,' I can bear witness to the simple fact that statistical science and individual reality do not share the same experience. The Quantitative 'eye' of the scientist perceives a different Reality than the Qualitative 'I' of the patient. And yet modern statistical science dismisses individual patient experience as 'anecdotal' and 'biased.' Such dangerous nonsense has caused much suffering and harm. Individual patient experience is the only true measure of the Quality of care. Relief of suffering, not statistical significance, is the patients real quest, their only quest... and the true physician's ultimate goal. I believe it was in Plato's Phaedrus that Socrate's ask's, 'do we really need anyone to tell us what is right?' Homeopathic Integrative medical practice provides the patient and practitioner with simple, non-toxic methods of treatment for relief of suffering... a natural union of clinical Art and Science... the true essence of medical service."
- David A. Edwards, MD, HMD
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