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Video: Researchers Explore the Use of Homeopathy in Aquaculture

Dr Antonio López Carvallo researches how the health and disease resistance of marine organisms such as fish, shrimp, oysters, and mussels is improved by homeopathy.

Video Synopsis

  • Dr Jesús Antonio López Carvallo is a Ph.D. researcher and oceanographer who is working on a postdoctoral fellowship in Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
  • When doing his master’s degree he wanted to study functional genomics with the head of his lab team, Dr Mazon.
  • When Dr Mazon started exploring the effect of homeopathic medicines on aquatic organisms he proposed that Dr Carvallo join him.
  • Initially, Dr Carvallo was uncertain but decided to explore further after talking with a friend who was also working with Dr Mazon.
  • This friend had seen marine organisms given homeopathy, when subsequently exposed to a pathogen, would have a higher survival rate than others.
  • That’s when Dr Carvallo decided to explore homeopathy in greater detail.
  • Aquaculturalists face many challenges. One of these is infectious disease which is a major limiting factor in aquacultural production.
  • Dr Carvallo now studies the use of homeopathy to prevent disease, strengthen immune systems, and increase survival with fish, shrimp, oysters, and mussels, and is already seeing interesting, replicable results.
  • Homeopathic medicines appear to improve the homeostasis of the organism by increasing the number of signal receptors so it produces a healthier and stronger response to a stimulus.
  • This biological response can then be quantified with other research techniques.
Marine life including fish, shrimp, oysters, and mussels are being used in homeopathic research

Marine life including fish, shrimp, oysters, and mussels are being used in homeopathic research