Homotoxicology

Evidence-Based Theory

Homotoxicology is a modern form of homeopathy and is the most prescribed form of natural medicine in Germany, where it has been used for over 50 years and is practiced by conventional doctors and natural therapists alike. In fact, 80% of orthodox doctors in Germany prescribe homeopathic or antihomotoxic preparations for their patients. The efficacy and safety of homotoxicology are supported by close to 100 clinical trials.

Homotoxicology provides health professionals with medicines that complement orthodox treatments and provide the patient with better health outcomes than they can achieve through orthodox medicines alone.

Homeopathy and 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 minimize their toxic effects.

In homotoxicology, diseases are considered to be ultimately caused by toxins, toxic chemicals, bacterial exotoxins, biological endotoxins, post-traumatic cellular debris, and also byproducts of the body’s 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.

In Homotoxicology, homeopathically manufactured combination products are designed to work with the body’s defense mechanisms and facilitate the body’s elimination of toxic substances. When used in combination formulations that contain measurable amounts of homeopathically-prepared active ingredients, they can be utilized by Physicians to treat specific indications. Combination homeopathic products in Homotoxicology are easy to understand and use by a physician trained within the conventional medical paradigm.

Homotoxicology is a bridge between orthodox medicine which has a focus on tissue integrity and homeopathy which has a focus on the systemic effects of imbalance within the person. Homotoxicology can provide a framework to understand disease at the tissue level, furthermore, it can provide healthcare solutions that may be used alone or used to complement orthodox treatment without drug interactions.

Understanding homotoxicology

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 (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 
PhaseDescription
Excretion phaseIn this phase, the body’s defensive system is intact and can excrete homotoxins in various ways such as through diarrhea or rhinitis (a runny nose).
Inflammation phaseIf excretion is not sufficient, the body has an inflammatory response (such as a fever) in an attempt to neutralize toxins.
Deposition phaseIf 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 phaseOnce 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.
DegenerationAbundant toxins within the cells destroy large cellular groups within an organ, resulting in organ degeneration.
DifferentiationIllnesses in this phase are characterized by the creation of undifferentiated, non-specialized 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 specialized 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.