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Iquilai is a potentized mineral supplement that supports the body’s natural healing capacity and is used for people with a damaged immune system. The natural remedy Iquilai was developed to boost the damaged immune system and to help fight infections, lack of appetite, emaciation and weakness. The remedy focuses on returning the body to its natural state of balance.

Iquilai improves the appetite, resulting in weight gain and greater strength. The patient feels energized and experiences an increase in their sense of well-being. Resistance to infections grows due to the increase in the number of CD4 cells in the blood. A reduction in the side effects of anti-retroviral treatment has been recorded.

Jan Scholten, MD*, is one of the worlds foremost researchers and writers in the field of Homeopathy. Dr Scholten has identified a new Homeopathic remedy for treatment of the HIV/Aids epidemic.

Dealing with an epidemic disease by Homeopathic treatment is not new in the history of Homeopathy. During treatment of the cholera and typhus epidemics in the 19th century, the founder of Homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, drew attention by having considerably fewer casualties. Later, during the Spanish flu pandemic, remarkable results were reached by using Homeopathic remedies in the treatment of the disease.

The discovery of the remedy for the HIV/Aids epidemic was based on Dr Scholten’s theory that all the elements of the Periodic System have an effect that can be predicted on the basis of their position in this System.

The remedy is called Iquilai, derived from equilibrium, or balance, and is prepared from the Lanthanides group of this system which is known for its strong positive influence on the immune system. In a pilot study into the efficacy of Iquilai involving some 228 patients, the new remedy has proven to be highly effective in improving the clinical status of patients with HIV/Aids.

Effect Homeopatic medicines work by restoring balance. Disease is an imbalance in some part of a living creature. If a homeopathic remedy is given that is identical to the presenting imbalance, that imbalance is corrected.

Iquilai is a combination of several Lanthanides and their salts. Iquilai restores the imbalances of these elements in the body. How Lanthanides function in the body is unknown. It is conceivable and probable that they function as catalysts in biochemical processes. Only small quantities are then needed to have a strong impact, for instance in rebalancing of the immune cells and the immune system.


About Homeopathy In Homeopathy, the process of medicine preparation usually starts with a primary substance derived from an animal, plant or mineral source. This substance is diluted in alcohol, then goes through a technique known as "potentisation", a progressive process of dilution and succussion (shaking with impact) during which any toxic elements are eliminated (dematerialisation) and the curative potential amplified. The water stores and "remembers" the information from the crude substance at a subtle level. In higher potencies it does not even retain a single molecule of the original substance, but holds an "energetic imprint" of it. The end product is a medicine which, through homeopathic resonance, has the potential to stimulate health and the immune system.

Information instead of chemistry Conventional medicines are often based on chemical reactions in the body. In contrast, homeopathic remedies can best be seen as "information" medicines. The information is transferred from the original substance by the process of shaking the remedy at every step of potentisation. The carrier (water or lactose base) is imprinted with the information of the original substance. One can compare this information aspect with computer discs. Homeopathic remedies are chemically all the same, as are computer discs, but the information they carry is very different and that is what causes the effect.  The information the disc carries is very diverse, ranging from the music of Bach to photos of the family, from the movie Avatar to a software program, just as the homeopathic remedy can carry inifinitely diverse information. 

Evidence There is abundant evidence for the effectivity of homeopathy. In the first place, a track record of 200 years of successful homeopathic treatment reported by the patients themselves. Homeopathy is preferred by them despite the challenges from advocates of conventional medicine. Secondly, thousands of MD's worldwide use homeopathy. Doctors have turned to homeopathy, often after having been strong adversaries. Nowadays proof is sought, mostly in the form of double blind studies, called RCT, Randomized Clinical Trials. In meta-analyses many of these kinds of studies are pooled together to come to a conclusion about a certain kind of treatment. There have been several of these analyses:

  1. Kleijnen en Knipschild analyzed 107 research studies. Their conclusions: At the moment the evidence of clinical trials is positive.
  2. Boissel and Cucherat analyzed 15 studies. Their conclusion is: There is some evidence that homeopathic treatments are more effective than placebo. The results of our meta-analysis are not compatible with the hypothesis that the clinical effects of homeopathy are completely due to placebo.
  3. Linde analyzed 89 studies in 1998 and concluded: The results of our meta-analysis are not compatible with the hypothesis that the clinical effects of homeopathy are completely due to placebo.
  4. Linde analyzed 32 studies in 1998 and concluded: The results of the available randomized trials suggest that individualized homeopathy has an effect over placebo.
  5. Mathie analyzed 93 studies and concluded: This represents a body of research where the null hypothesis has been rejected in favor of homeopathy.

Conclusion All 5 meta-analyses concluded that homeopathy was an effective medicine and the result could not be explained as placebo. In general it is regarded as sufficient to have 2 positive meta-analyses for a science to be recognized.

Discussion Another study by Shang received much of attention in the media, where they pronounced "the end of homeopathy". Shang made a careful selection of only eight studies and compared them with another selection of eight studies in conventional medicine and then came to the conclusion that homeopathy was due to a placebo effect. That conclusion made headlines of the media. Although Shang came to the conclusion that there is evidence for a specific effect of homeopathic remedies, he attributed the homeopathic effects to be placebo.

Rutten and others have argued successfully against Shang's last conclusion and showed that almost any kind of selection would show homeopathy to be effective, except the selection chosen by Shang. Aside from this, the study of Shang is not a meta-analysis as such, it is a comparison of homeopathy and conventional medicine.

The above meta-analyses show that homeopathy is effective and that the effects cannot be explained by placebo. Reading the conclusions, one can sense that the authors were not very pleased with the results of their own studies. It is as if they are excusing themselves for the results, as if they are trying to reason the results away.