Homeopathy & Homotoxicology

Homeopathy is a method of medical treatment designed to stimulate the body's own healing processes in order to cure illnesses. It is based upon the discovery that a substance in small doses may alleviate symptoms similar to those it causes at higher doses. The phrase "likes are cured by likes" is often used to describe a basic concept behind homeopathy.

Thus, the two cornerstones of homeopathy are that "likes are cured by likes," and that the remedies are properly diluted to eliminate or minimise their toxic effects.

In homotoxicology diseases are considered to be ultimately caused by toxins, whether toxic chemicals, bacterial exotoxins, biological endotoxins, post-traumatic cellular debris and also by products of the bodies metabolic processes. Furthermore, disease symptoms are said to be the result of the body's attempt to heal itself and should not necessarily be suppressed.

Homotoxicology is a bridge between orthodox medicine which has a focus on tissue integrity, and homoeopathy which has a focus on the systemic effects of imbalance within the person. Whether it is an imbalance of thought, management of symptoms or lifestyle, Homotoxicology can provide a framework to understand its effect at the tissue level, furthermore it can provide health care solutions which may be used alone or used to complement orthodox treatment without drug interactions.

Understanding homotoxicology

Homotoxicology studies the influences of toxic substances in humans, where symptoms and disease are seen as a result of the appropriate biological resistance to these toxic substances or homotoxins. Homotoxicology views disease as a process within humans, and antihomotoxic preparations are therefore designed to deal with the distinct stages of an illness.

The guiding diagnostic and prescriptive tool used in homotoxicology is known as the Six-Phase Table. This table allows the allocation of symptoms to defined phases of the body's reaction, thereby facilitating the choice of the appropriate medications.

Six-Phase Table

  • Excretion phase
    In this phase the body's defensive system is intact and can excrete homotoxins in various ways such as through diarrhoea or rhinitis (a runny nose).
  • Inflammation phase
    If excretion is not sufficient, the body has an inflammatory response (such as a fever) in an attempt to neutralise toxins.
  • Deposition phase
    If homotoxins are not sufficiently excreted and continue to flow into the body, the toxic products are stored in the extracellular space. This phase often occurs without symptoms.
  • Impregnation phase
    Once toxins have invaded the cell and the toxins themselves become part of the connective tissue and matrix. Increasingly severe symptoms are typical of this stage and indicate damage to organ cells.
  • Degeneration phase
    Abundant toxins within the cells destroy large cellular groups within an organ, resulting in organ degeneration.
  • Differentiation
    Illnesses in this phase are characterised by the creation of undifferentiated, non-specialised cell forms. Malignant diseases lie at the end of this phase.

How do antihomotoxic preparations work?

Antihomotoxic preparations act against symptoms and also stimulate the detoxifying functions of the lymphatic system and the connective tissues. A great number of health problems respond well to antihomotoxic therapy. The phase of a patient's symptoms or disease determines which particular antihomotoxic preparation a health practitioner will use.

Antihomotoxic medicines are specialised preparations that are available only from health professionals and pharmacies with experience in homotoxicology. This ensures that patients receive the maximum health benefits offered by this system of natural medicine.

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