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 is validated.
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 (does this 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. (go to the Clinical page).

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.

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