Super post, Bucky. I hadn't heard about LDM before you mentioned it. Maybe it's hypocritical and face-saving, but a part of me thinks so what? A rose by another name smells just as sweet, no? If they have to save face but the end result is effective medicine, does it matter? It might, I suppose, if they try to proprietise LDM and run it the same way as Big Pharma: get it regulated and base it all on dilutions of orthodox drugs, trying to regulate out traditional remedies. But if not, and this stuff works, does it really matter?
I predict that we will see the usual double standard for all of the other elements in homotoxicology that don't fit within the mainstream paradigm.
Many of these modern homeopathic remedies use a range of low, high and very high potencies that will still trigger the scorn and hostility of conventional science. The expected reaction will be that Reckeweg was probably lucky in accidentally finding what LDM does today, but essentially it's a medical practice based in "hocus pocus", with no detectable scientific mechanism. The usual litany and no hope for further investigation of the other principles in the methodology.
The best we can hope is that some of those principles will leak into modern medicine because they still have a basis under a materialistic approach. Anything else will get the usual treatment and brushed aside as snake oil. Low Dose Medicine, as proposed by mainstream research, will still hold true to the pill-per-ill, mechanistic approach that we all know.
The hypocrisy part is that... science didn't even care to look at Reckeweg's medical ideas.
30 years later they discover by accident what someone had already done with success since the early 1930s, so they need to make it sound as a revolutionary scientific discovery and pretend it's not even remotely connected to the concepts in homeopathy.
Does this improve the already precarious credibility of conventional medicine and related industry?