Homeopathy – A Vibrational Perspective

The following article courtesy of Dr. Donald Beans. See his website at www.drbeans.com

by Dr. Donald R. Beans, C.A., Ph.D.

This article will discuss the classical concepts of homeopathy as laid down by Hahnemann. It will also explore the relationship of radionics to these ideas.

The medical concept of homeopathy is best expressed by its guiding principle. This is the “Law of Similars” (Simila Similibus Curentur)1 which states that the symptoms created by a medicine in molecular and/or repeated dose given to healthy individuals may be cured by the same medicine prepared by the method specified in the homeopathic pharmacopeia. This method is called potentiations of dynamization. It is accomplished in the following manner. The substance is rendered soluble by one of two processes. The first being the making of a tincture. This is a solution made by soaking the substance in ethyl alcohol for a period of time. This effectively extracts the medicinal properties from the raw substance. The tincture process is especially suited to plant material. This liquid is then diluted and succussed in successive steps to produce a remedy for oral administration. Succussion is a process of striking the successive dilution steps against a hard but resilient surface to effect an energetic transfer from the original substance to the diluting material.

The second method is trituration. In this approach the substance is ground and mixed in precise proportions with milk sugar. This mixture is then ground in a mortar and pestle for 100 rotations of the pestle. A measure of this mixture is then combined with either 10 or 100 measures of milk sugar, depending on which system of dilution is selected. After the third or in some cases the sixth step the mixture is soluble enough to be mixed with alcohol. At this point the liquid method is substituted because it is much easier to execute than the trituration method.

The systems of dilution are the decimal system, which is one measure of substance to 10 measures of inert material and the centesimal system which uses 1 measure of substance to 100 measures of inert material. The vibrational essence of the particular medicine being potentized is imprinted on a carrier substance by succussion.

It is as if the molecular imprint of the substance is left on the inert material.

This effect may be similar to Jennys’ Cymatics. This is a method of displaying the vibratory patterns of substances. Specific sonic vibrations are passed through the substance under study, the resulting alteration in the vibration caused by the interference pattern of the substance is conducted to a diaphragm. The diaphragm has on its surface a light and easily movable powder.

As the diagram vibrates it organizes the powder into a distinct pattern. The geometric pattern produced by each substance is unique and predictable according to Jenny.

The homeopathic potentiations process releases at each dilution step a progressively more subtle energy field into the carrier substance. According the Avogadros number (6.023 X 1023), a principle of chemistry, after the twenty third dilution step there can be no physical substance left in the solution. The remedy however, seems to act more powerfully and at a more subtle level in the body as more dilution and succussion steps are carried out. This is in agreement with the Arndt-Schulz law which states “weak stimuli increase physiologic activity and strong stimuli inhibit or abolish activity.”

The vibrational pattern of each remedy is directly reflected by the effect that remedy has on the body. As the substance is ingested in large amounts (molecular dose) it is broken down by the body’s processes and distributed to the various tissues by blood or lymph circulation. The substance will either combine beneficially or interfere with the functioning of the cells by its action at the atomic or chemical level. This creates a certain set of effects as the awareness of the toxicity of the dose is brought to the conscious level. These manifestations of the effect of the molecular dose are recorded.

An individual who is sensitive to the remedy need not receive a molecular dose to exhibit the same symptoms.

The characteristic symptoms of a homeopathic remedy derived in this manner are known as a proving. Additional information is gained about the effect of the remedies from accidental poisonings and clinical experience. These signs and symptoms are physical as well as mental and emotional. In the realm of homeopathic medicine all these areas are of importance.

The recorded provings of homeopathic medicines have been set down in texts called Homeopathic Materia Medicas,6,7. These books represent the vibrational profile of each medicine, in detail, as it is presented by the body. This information is then used according to the “Law of Similars” in the following manner. The patient is interviewed and if necessary a physical exam is performed. By approaching the patient from all aspects of physical function, anatomical change and mental/emotional behavior, the physician is gathering a complete vibrational profile of the individual. The patient profile is then matched to the vibrational profile of the one medicine which exhibits the greatest number of the same symptoms as are exhibited by the patient. This is done by a process called repertorization. A text called a repertory8,9 is used to categorize each sign or symptom discovered in the patient exam. Lists of remedies are presented with each symptom in the text.

When one has cross referenced all the patients symptoms and all the remedies presented with those symptoms in the repertory, certain remedies which pertain to the patient under investigation begin to reveal themselves. The next step is to reach the most likely remedies in the materia medica to discern which is the one remedy (the simillimum) that corresponds most closely to the totality of the patients overall vibrational profile.

The next decision the homeopath must make is which potency to administer to the patient. Different schools or methods of homeopathy have different conceptual frameworks upon which this critical decision is based. This has been a dividing force among homeopaths for years. Generally it is felt that the low potencies (those containing some molecular substance), are more active on physical or organic lesions. The high potencies (above Avogadros number) are more appropriate for treating functional conditions. The foregoing explanation is simplified, to say the least, and not agreed upon by all homeopaths. Although agreement has not been reached on what the depth of action of the various potencies might be, there is general consensus that the potencies remedial benefit is a function of its effect on the bodies vital energy.

The concept of ‘vital energy’ was used by Hahnemann10, the originator of homeopathy, to mean the non-physical, non-chemical force which motivates and supports life.

The idea that a homeopathic remedy manipulates an underlying, pervasive, life motivation force in the body was conceived partly from the observation of patients treated with these remedies.

Not only are physical ailments of the body resolved, but mental and emotional conditions undergo remarkable changes. These changes in the psychological aspect of the person sometimes change ‘instantly’ upon the administration of the correct remedy. This would lead one to conjecture that it was not the physiology of the patient changing which changed the attitude, but some energetic force which could make a change in the whole person immediately. The physical aspects change more slowly because, even though the energetics which are creating a certain situation of illness are changed rapidly by the administration of the simillimum, the tissues themselves need time and nutritional support to regenerate themselves to a condition of health.

The whole concept of homeopathy may also be expressed in the physics principle of sympathetic resonance. This phenomena may be simply demonstrated by an experiment with two tuning forks, both of the same pitch or frequency. Two wooden boxes, open on one end are set on a table with the openings facing each other, a short distance apart. One tuning fork is set with its base against the top of one box. The other turning fork is struck to set it into motion, and then set against the top of the other box. The vibratory rate of the struck fork is transmitted to the wooden box which, because of its shape and material, acts as a resonator. This box transmits the sound waves through the air to the other box by virtue of the hole in one side facing the hole in the other box. This acts like a megaphone. As the sound waves are received by the second box, it begins to vibrate at the same frequency as the sound waves in the air. This vibration in the wood sets the turning fork vibrating, creating the identical sound from the turning fork that was not stuck.

The homeopathic remedy of the same vibratory force as the totality of the symptoms of the patient is administered, and through this principle of sympathetic resonance initiates a profound energetic change in the function of the individual. The vibration of the remedy focuses the body’s vital force on the totality of the condition and the natural defense mechanisms are set in motion in a precisely organized manner. The exact nature of this process has yet to be explained in scientific terms. However, the clinical observation of this occurrence is the basis of homeopathic practice worldwide.

Radionically prepared homeopathic remedies

The process of radionically preparing homeopathic remedies in more properly called simulation. The remedy created by a radionic instrument is only an approximation of the original substance.

It contains only the vibrational pattern created by an instrument not the molecular structure imprinted on a carrier medium by the substance. To prepare a remedy one must begin with a witness of the remedy. This can be a physical sample of the substance, but is usually a numeric rate, a geometric pattern, the written name of the remedy or a photograph of the substance, unaltered or broken down to a spectral image (Spectro-Vibratory Imaging).11

The circuit or the radionic instrument is then tuned to the sample or witness representing the substance to be simulated and the potency desired. The function of the instrument is to amplify and concentrate the vibration in a specified area, usually a well or other receptacle, in which a receiving medium can be placed. The mediums best suited to receive these vibrations and retain them for later oral administration are milk sugar, water and alcohol. After a brief period of time the carrying medium may be removed from the instrument and administered according to the laws of classical homeopathy as discussed above.

In general, however, most radionic practitioners ignore these laws and rely on the radionic instrument to aid them in the selection of the appropriate remedy for a particular client. This is done by using a witness to represent the client.

Using this sample, the radionic circuit is tuned to the vibratory pattern of the client. This vibration is then compared to the vibratory patterns of the various homeopathic remedies. When the two vibrations match, detected by the radionic operators nervous system and indicated by the radionic instrument, this is said to be the appropriate remedy for that person at that time. This remedy may or may not be the simillimum as defined by the tenets of homeopathy. If the above method is used to aid the practitioner in selecting a remedy it can be very helpful, however, it is not the practice of homeopathy. This is the administration of vibrational remedies following a completely different set of rules. The difficulty in prescribing remedies by the radionic method arises when one tries to predict the outcome or respond appropriately to the clients reactions to the remedy given.

Classical homeopathy has very definite parameters for the interpretation of reactions and the anticipated outcome from the administration of the simillimum. A clear understanding of the body’s response to vibrational or homeopathic medicines is necessary to successfully cure patients by these methods.

There is still controversy about whether the vibrational remedies prepared radionically or those prepared by a homeopathic pharmacy have similar action in the body.

It should be obvious that remedies prepared according to the U.S.Pharmacopeia in potencies below the 24th may have a chemical reaction in the body as well as a vibrational action. The radionically prepared remedy can not have a chemical action because of the lack of physical substance. Only the vibrational essence of the remedy is transferred to the tablets or liquid by the radionic instrument. The true significance of this difference has yet to be defined in clinical practice.

The use of homeopathic remedies whether prepared in a pharmacy or by radionic instrumentation is the choice of the individual practitioner. Whichever method is selected, the practitioner must still rely on the classical concepts of Hahnemann, Kent or other homeopaths to interpret the action of the potency administered to the patient. In order to understand the changes brought about by the administration of a vibrational remedy, a firm grasp of the principles of homeopathic action of remedies and acute observation and interview skills are necessary.


Dr. Beans is a licensed acupuncturist, iridologist and certified homeopath in clinical practice for 10 years. He is also active in the field of radionic research.


1. Organon of Medicine, S. Hahnemann, F. Jain Publishers, New Dehli, l981

2. The Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States, 8th ed., American Institute of Homeopathy, Falls Church, Va., l979

3. Cymatics, Hans Jenny

4. Dorlands Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 24th ed., W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia, l965

5. Materia Medica, Wm. Boericke, Boericke & Runyon, Philadelphia, l927

6. Guiding Symptoms, C. Hering, B. Jain Publishers, New Dehli, l982

7. Dictionary of Materia Medica, J.H. Clarke, Health Science Press; Essex, England, l982

8. Repertory of the Homeopathic Materia Medica, J.T. Kent, Jain Publishing Co., New Dehli, l981

9. Ibid., #5

10. Ibid., #1

11. Spectro-Vibratory Imaging, Journal of Borderland Research, Jan.-Feb.,1989