Figure 2.

Nonlinear allostatic stress response network: interface with environmental stressors, including homeopathic remedy nanoparticles. This schematic shows some of the physiological components involved in the organis’s response to stress and the complex, nonlinear interrelationships as a network within which they regulate one another. Pathways in the central nervous system, including amygdala, prefrontal cortex, and hippocampus, involved in stress responsivity and reward, learning and memory, somatosensory function, emotional function, and motor activity regulate and interact with all of the above components. Disease is an emergent outcome when the cumulative stress load overwhelms the adaptive capacity of the system and the interactions become persistently dysregulated. Targeted, timed disruption of the dysfunctional dynamics of disease affords the system an opportunity to recover normal regulatory relationships and interactions across the biological network [23]. The present model postulates that the correct homeopathic remedy provides such a disruption to initiate adaptive changes. Used with permission from [5].

Bell and Koithan BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:191   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-191
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