DIAGNOSTIC HOMOEOPATHIC DOCTOR
Licence No.KZN00041D Practice No. 0805033 Reg No: A01252
Homotoxicology is based on the integration of basic medical science with the principles of homoeopathic medicine. It represents a unique intellectual synthesis between the concepts of molecular biology, biochemistry, toxicology and pathophysiology, results in non-toxic biological therapy.
Homotoxicology can be defined as a continuation of Hahnemannian theory and practice in the light of advances in the past few decades. The underlying concept is that all manifestation of life depend on the conversion of chemical compounds: no compound can disappear, but it converts according to well-defined chemical laws. Every organism is a flow-system attempting to maintain the equilibrium of the flow. The flow will be disturbed by substances [toxins] which tend to damage the organism. The organism attempts to defend itself against this threat, and this battle between the normal biological flow and the toxins manifests as disease.
According to Recheweg, an acute disease state represents an advantageous, biological defense measure against homotoxins. A homotoxin is any biochemical substance, whether living or inanimate, that is toxic to the biological system. Homotoxins may be of external or internal origin. The internal origin would include antigen-antibody complexes, histamine, peroxidized lipids, lactic acid etc. The external origin include infectious agents such as viruses, bacteria, protozoa, environmental pollutants, allopathic drugs etc. Homotoxicology works on six phases of disease and the various blastodermal or embryonic tissues in which the disease manifests. Both the phase and the tissue involved also provide prognostic information regarding expectations for complete therapeutic success. The more advanced the phase, i.e. the farther to the right on the Table of Homotoxicosis, the more serious the clinical problem
The six phases of disease are located along the horizontal axis of the table. The blastodermal tissues are located along the vertical axis. This table is literally a road map to the PROgression or REgression of the disease state of the patient. From an allopathic perspective, the same homotoxin can produce different diseases in different tissues. e.g. histamine in ectodermal [skin] tissue can produce hives or itching, while in the endodermal layer [mucous membrane] it can produce sinusitis, asthma, or angioedema. All of these different clinical disease manifestations are due to the same homotoxin [histamine] causing diverse reactions in different blastodermal tissues. The specifics of the reaction are unique to the individual patient, the homotoxin involved, the patient's inherited [miasmic] tendencies, and unique environmental influences at the time of disease.
The six phases of disease are further divided into two main divisions : Humoral [phases 1, 2, 3] and Cellular [phases 4, 5, 6].
Whilst patient symptoms remain in the humoral phase, no permanent cellular damage has yet taken place. With appropriate probiological therapy the clinical condition is considered completely reversible.
On the other hand the Cellular phase represent an attempt of the organism to adapt [compensate] to a state of increasing chronic homotoxicosis. Cellular membrane, organelle, and nuclear damage has occurred and these three phases are viewed as being less likely to be reversible from a prognostic perspective.
Humoral phase - Cellular phase
Using the example above, we can ascertain whether the patient is improving in health. From this example, the patients starts with "influenza - flu" - many second illness can appear, not only endocarditis, nephritis and pleuritis [i.e. continuing down in the column of Reaction phase = more severe illnesses] or moving across - from the Humoral phases
The first three phases have a stronger humoral component. The body has dealt successfully with the homotoxins. They have not damaged its organs and cells, and they have been rendered harmless and detoxified. They are separated from the following three phases
into the Reaction phase to Gastric ulcer, asthma, damage of the liver [Impregnation phase] and even deeper to illnesses of psychosis, post-infection anaemia or nephrosis [Degeneration phases]
The next three phases deal with repeated retoxication and will become the source of the degeneration phases. These phases are marked by the destruction of intra-cellular structures such as enzymes and genes. At the end of this scale are the neoplasm phases, which may lead to the growth of cancer if, for example, carcino-toxins, anoxemia or other problems are involved.
In the first table of three humoral phase - excretion principle, enzymes intact.
In the second table of three cellular phase - condensation principle. impaired enzymes.
The success of treatment is critically dependent on effective controlling therapy. Therapy thus controlled can be especially effective, stimulating, and life-promoting while simultaneously minimizing the side effects involved.