Homotoxicology

21st century medicine.

I have always had an interest in food and cooking. In my childhood I was fascinated with different traditions in food and the evolvement of nutrition in different climates and cultures. I was interested in how certain plants were introduced to nutritionally benefit various dishes, whether meat, fish or plant-based. Growing up in a mixed European background brought the delights of culturally different meals and I was lucky to benefit from watching my father prepare sarma, chicken soup and sauerkraut amongst other foods.

Homotoxicology is the study of the effect of toxins upon the human body. The associated treatment may be referred to as homeotherapeutics, complex homeopathy, or bio-regulatory medicine. Considered paramount in addressing each individual’s therapy requirements and in line with naturopathic values this treatment involves detoxification and drainage which supports the gentle removal of toxic matter from the body. It is also active in immune modulation, cellular activation and organ strengthening.

The PNEI (psycho-neuro-endocrine immune system) is one of the considerations in homotoxicology and this is addressed in individual prescriptions and protocols. Developed and introduced by the German doctor, Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg in the 1950s it is a very gentle form of medicine which is safe, effective, and can be used alongside conventional medicine with few contra-indications. Not wishing to use toxic medicines with possible side effects, Dr Reckeweg managed to bridge the gap between conventional medicine and complementary medicine by combining low dose homeopathic remedies made form herbs, plants, flowers and minerals with tiny molecules of original substances resulting in a ‘gentle medicine’ that helps rebalance the body. These remedies can only be prescribed by qualified registered practitioners.

Research has proven that these homeopathic combinations are relevant to current health issues and scientific findings confirm the efficacy of these remedies. Bio-regulatory medicine can address both chronic and acute conditions. In my practice I use mainly Heel and Guna medicines. Research at Guna in Milan during the 1980s and 1990s led to the advent of ‘physiological regulating medicine’ which is formulated to support regulation and restoration of the PNEI and restore balance in the immune system by stimulating the body’s own healing abilities.

Depending on the needs of the client I may also use nosodes, glandulars and interleukins in practice. As a naturopath I support all aspects of the body and bio-regulatory medicine delivers a wholistic, synergistic therapy using 21st century medicine. Homotoxicology is suitable for all medical conditions. I have a particular interest in skin conditions using these medications and address issues that include psoriatic disease, dermatitis (eczema) and vitiligo. I may also use bio-regulatory medicine for hormonal imbalance, insomnia, immune system imbalance, inflammatory conditions, both chronic and acute conditions and pre and post vaccination protocols (pre and post vaccination).