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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.
- 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.