Effect of electromagnetic fields on highly diluted remedies measured by ultraviolet spectroscopy

Klein, Sabine; Stauffacher, Raphaël; Wolf, Ursula (2014). Effect of electromagnetic fields on highly diluted remedies measured by ultraviolet spectroscopy. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine, 20(5), A77-A78. Mary Ann Liebert 10.1089/acm.2014.5203

Purpose: In homeopathy or anthroposophically extended medicine high dilutions are used. They showed significant differences in ultraviolet light (UV) transmission between controls and different dilution levels. Exposing such dilutions to physical factors such as UV light or elevated temperature (37�C) yielded significantly different UV transmissions values compared to unexposed dilutions. The aim was to test whether electromagnetic fields (EMF) of a mobile phone affect the UV absorbance of dilutions of Atropa belladonna (Ab) and quartz. Methods: Commercially available dilutions of Ab 4x, 6x, 12x, 15x, 30x and of quartz 6x, 12x, 15x, 30x were investigated. On 5 days, 4 samples of each dilution were exposed to the EMF by a mobile phone at 900MHz (GSM) with an output power of 2W for 3 h. Control samples were kept in a separate room. UV-absorbance of the samples in the range from 190 to 340 nm was measured in randomized order. The average absorbance from 200 to 340 nm and from 200 to 240 nm was compared between exposed and unexposed samples by a dependent t-test. Results: Between unexposed and exposed dilutions of Ab and quartz no significant differences were detected, except for quartz 12x over the range from 200 to 340 nm. Conclusion: Exposure of high dilutions of Ab and quartz to GSM EMF of a mobile phone did not alter UV absorbance of these dilutions.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Medical Education > Institute of Complementary and Integrative Medicine (IKIM)

UniBE Contributor:

Klein, Sabine and Wolf, Ursula

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1075-5535

Publisher:

Mary Ann Liebert

Language:

English

Submitter:

Sabine Klein

Date Deposited:

24 Sep 2014 09:45

Last Modified:

08 Oct 2014 14:02

Publisher DOI:

10.1089/acm.2014.5203

PubMed ID:

24805704

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/52585

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