Homeopathic Proving Research

Homeopathic Proving Trials Overview

AMCH conducts homeopathic research by doing Homeopathic Proving Trials. Provings are a method to determine the healing power of natural substances. They form the core of our understanding of homeopathic remedies, providing the data to select the remedy that matches the case before you. All AMCH Homeopathic Proving Trials are Hahnemannian Provings conducted in a manner consistent with national standards for such trials (NANHE Proving Standards 9-2012) and the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States. They are also consistent with National Proving Repertory Guidelines.

AMCH Homeopathic Proving Trials To Date

To date, AMCH has conducted provings on the following substances:
1994: Oxalis acetosella (Wood Sorrel)
1996: Heloderma suspectum (Gila Monster)
1997: Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro Cactus)
1998: Urolophus halleri (Round Sting Ray)
1999: Cathartes aura (Turkey Vulture)
2000: Argemone pleiacantha (Crested Prickle Poppy)
2001: Alligator missisipiensis (American Alligator)
2002: Turquoise
2003: Larrea tridentata (Creosote Bush)
2004: Geococcyx californianus (Greater Roadrunner)
2005: Salsola tragus (Tumbleweed)
2006: Sialia currocoides (Mountain Bluebird; conducted by J. Rowles, PhD)
2006: Geochelone sulcata (African Desert Tortoise)
2007: Schistocerca Americana (Desert Locust)
2009: Helix tosta (Roman Snail)
2011: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)
2012: Cerebrum suis (Pig brain)
2012: hA2cg
2012: Spermidine
2014: Vena suis (Pig Vein)
2015: Tuba utérine suis (Pig Fallopian Tube)

Complete monographs of these Homeoapthic Proving Trials are available from our Homeopathic Medicinary.

Other Homeopathic Proving Trials

AMCH faculty and other leaders in homeopathic research have also conducted Homeopathic Proving Trials on the following substances:
Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple) (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2006
Branta canadensis (Canadian Goose) (Eric Sommermann): 1998
Chelydra serpentina (Snapping Turtle) (Eric Sommermann): 2004
Cygnus X-1 (Black Hole) (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2010
Didelphis virginiana (Virginia Opossum) (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2012
Gavia immer (Common Loon) (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2006
Lac ovinum (Sheep’s Milk) (Eric Sommermann): 2012
Lanthanum metallicum (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2012
Lepidolite (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2012
Promethium muriaticum (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2012
Quercus rubra (Red Oak) (Melanie Grimes): 2011
Samarium cobaltum magneticum (Jason-Aeric Huenecke): 2011
Jeremy Sherr has a wonderful proving site that has a listing of many of the modern provings.

What is a Homeopathic Proving Trial?

A proving is a carefully conducted study in which new remedies are discovered for use in homeopathic treatment. Provings involve ‘healthy’ individuals taking a prepared homeopathic remedy. In this process, the symptoms experienced by provers are collectively analyzed to build the foundations of a remedy picture for a homeopathic medicine to be used in treating the sick. Click here for an article on homeopathic proving trial research by Dr. Todd Rowe.

All homeopathic provings conducted by AMCH have been published by Desert Institute Publishing and are available from our Homeopathic Medicinary, 602-347-7951

Homeopathic Medicine Preparation for Provings

Homeopathic medicines are prepared using standard homeopathic methodology. Most of the homeopathic medicines are available from the Hahnemann Pharmacy, in Oakland California, as well as other homeopathic manufacturers.

Subject Selection

The AMCH Department of Research is actively seeking proving participants for future Homeopathic Proving Trials. If interested, contact Carole Eastman, Proving Director, at 602-274-1885.