Homeopathy 2007; 96(03): 196-201
DOI: 10.1016/j.homp.2007.05.003
Copyright © The Faculty of Homeopathy 2007

The possible role of active oxygen in the Memory of Water

Vladimir L. Voeikov

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Received13 April 2007

accepted04 May 2007

Publication Date:
13 December 2017 (online)


Phenomena of long-term ‘memory of water’ imply that aqueous systems possessing it remain for a long period after the initial perturbation in an out-of equilibrium state without a constant supply of energy from the environment. It is argued here that various initial perturbations initiate development of a set of chain reactions of active oxygen species in water. Energy, in particular high grade energy of electronic excitation, released in such reactions can support non-equilibrium state of an aqueous system. In principle, such reactions can continue indefinitely due to specific local structuring of water with even minute ‘impurities’ that are always present in it and by continuous supply of oxygen amounts due to water splitting. Specific properties of several real aqueous systems, in particular, homeopathic potencies in which such processes could proceed, are discussed. The role of coherent domains in water in maintenance of active oxygen reactions and in emergence of oscillatory modes in their course is considered.

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