At Dr. Reckeweg research goes beyond product improvement and new product development. For more than 25 years the company is one of the very few in the world being active in basic research in the field of homeopathy.
Since the early Eighties, in Dr. Reckeweg’s own department for basic research, scientists pursue the general principles of homeopathy as a therapy procedure as well as evidences regarding the effectiveness of specific Dr. Reckeweg remedies. In cooperation with the Carl und Veronica Carstens Foundation, Pharmazeutische Fabrik Dr. Reckeweg & Co. GmbH was able to perform nearly a dozen projects over the past 20 years. The work of this department is documented impressively in several books and dozens of publications. Priority objective of this research work is to answer this question unresolved for more than two centuries: How do substances develop their effectiveness and efficacy after being diluted to an extreme degree by means of potentiation.
Here we are challenged to develop new models of thinking, a new understanding of cause and effect, mainly by investigating into physical systems capable of accumulating specific structural information without demanding existence of specific matter. This means remedies with an effectiveness that does not decrease with a growing dilution of the basic substances but with an actual development of effect in due course of potentiation, complemented by publications informing on product-related basic research and dealing with methodical questions of a statistic handling of data collected in homeopathy.
As a final note it remains remarkable that research in the field of homeopathy does not and never had any self-evident university support thus being financially as well as in regard to content completely on its own.