I believe it is energetic. I have had results by simply holding a bottle and on a couple of occasions I have had a severe reaction to a remedy in a bottle that was, unknown to me, leaning against my leg. At the time I could not work this out as the bottle was glass and glass acts as an insulator ... but only an insulator for some things. It does not insulate against magnetic fields and it obviously does not insulate against homeopathic remedies. I know that I am very sensitive to some remedies especially those that I need but that is not the point. The point is that the homeopathic remedy acts in an energetic form - certainly not chemical - and acts very quickly.