Medicine > Scientific Research
Scientific research is a human activity with a goal of increasing
knowledge utilizing a precise methodology. The first characteristic
of this methodology, or scientific method, is to act as a generating
field for objective knowledge. Therefore, scientific research means
not only discovering
but also observing, interpreting, revising
facts, behaviors or theories. The scientific method imposes verification
and it is exactly with the possibility of verification that the method
In other words: a theory that cannot be verified remains a fanciful
hypothesis, perhaps fascinating, but nonetheless not a scientific
theory. There exists a basic research, also called pure research
which is conducted without a practical goal, but has the objective
of generating new theories; this kind of research provides the basis
for further applicative type research. There is also applied research
which seeks practical and specific solutions; usually this type of
research is conducted in industrial or academic fields.
Scientific Research represents in all cases the assumption of education.
It is the source of critical knowledge, creativity, innovation and
quality of teaching.
My personal dream, shared by many doctors who use non-conventional
medicine, has always been to be able to verify the validity of the
homeopathic treatment method scientifically.
Clinical results attest to the effectiveness of homeopathic treatments,
with the healing or significant improvement of the treated patients,
but the academic world has always doubted treatment systems based
on hypotheses which are validated only by facts
seem too little?).
The difficulty that homeopathy confronts in facing scientific verification
derives from the different perspective utilized in observing “Man’s
System”. Whereas conventional medicine considers individuals
as part of homogenous groups (by age, sex, pathology, etc.), classic
homeopathy emphasizes the unique and unrepeatable individuality of
everyone. While conventional treatments are directed toward the pathologies,
non conventional treatments target the unique and unrepeatable person.
In recent years, the difficulty of scientific verification seems to
have been overcome by the use of homotoxicological products which
represent a bridge between conventional and homeopathic medicine.
Training and Personal Experience
It was therefore possible during 2008/2009 to initiate a Clinical Research project in the homeopathic field (CLINICAL), for which I was national coordinator until December 2015, with the collaboration of Pharmaceutical companies in the sector, Hospitals, Universities and accredited Statistical Organizations.
During this time, I also contributed to the activities as a researcher, subsequently publishing my work in scientific journals.
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Other research projects are underway in other areas of integrative medicine. I am currently involved in several observational studies in Health Counseling, Adolescent Counseling and Nutrition.