Traditional medical training emphasizes patient assessment based upon signs and symptoms. Treatment is then aimed at the amelioration (improvement) of the symptomatology (symptom[s]). Unfortunately, like the allopathic (medical) approach, even alternative therapy sometimes does little more than suppress the 'signals' of the body. Heavy nutritional dosing is acting at a pharmacological level (suppressing the symptoms) and may actually worsen the symptoms by driving the toxins deeper or by creating a 'healing crisis' which stresses an already stressed system. It is helpful to understand the
underlying processes that bring about the body's homeostatic regulatory actions (balancing actions). 'Dis-ease' is nothing more than the body's homeostatic regulatory processes (balancing processes) at work. We must realize the disease process is a perfectly normal response to the internal environment of the body.
No matter what kind of testing is done, we must treat the process in a systematic way with goal-oriented metabolic shifts in mind. Understanding 'homotoxicological' principles is valuable and describes the stages which the body's homeostatic regulatory processes go through.
Excretion Phase – This is the elimination phase in which the body, attempting to maintain homeostasis, will produce increased saliva and gastric juices, sweating, urination and increased bowel action to rid the body of toxins. Suggested treatment at this level would be a first aid symptomatic treatment approach consisting of nutritionals, botanicals and homeopathic combinations.
Reaction Phase – This is the acute phase in which there begins an energetic change when excretion is no longer possible. Endotoxins (produced internally through natural chemical reactions which leave toxic residues that are normally removed through body excretions) are being produced by the organism. The body then attempts to produce fever, inflammation, pain and pathological excretions: vomiting, diarrhea, nasal discharges, and supportive discharges. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, botanicals, homeopathic combinations and
Deposition Phase – There is now a definite 'energetic' change and early organ 'biochemical' changes. Deposition in the intercellular areas and organ system tissues are affected. Benign entities begin showing aberrant tissue and system function (deviation from normal); kidney stones, gallstones, lipomas (fatty tumors), and scarring. These are the compensatory mechanisms of the body. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals and alkalizers, botanicals, homeopathic combinations, liquescence nutritive and liquescence global drainers.
Impregnation Phase – Deposition occurs at the cellular level and cellular function is immediately affected. Energy production and transport systems are now compromised. Compensatory mechanisms (ability to make up for the lack of proper function) now fail. Symptoms such as extreme fatigue and susceptibility to other stressors as evident manifesting as allergies, myalgias and neuropathies are now manifesting. NOTE: In viral infections, this is the initial phase since the virus invades at the cellular level. Suggested treatment at this
level would be nutritionals, alkalizers and antioxidants, oligotherapies, botanicals, homeopathic liquescence specific and global drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.
Degeneration Phase – Structural changes occur in the cells and are associated with abnormal organ function and structure such as cirrhosis, arthrosis (joint degeneration), atrophy (wasting of tissues), and sclerosing (hardening of tissues) often seen in chronic degenerative conditions. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, specialties and antioxidant, oligotherapies, botanical supportives and alteratives, homeopathic liquescence specific drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.
Neoplasm Phase – Abnormal genetic imprinting and reproduction of the cell's structures and functions are evident. Malignant growth is now being formed and ultimately cellular and organ death. Suggested treatment at this level would be nutritionals, specialties and antioxidants, degeneration protocols, oligotherapies, botanical supportives and alteratives, homeopathic liquescence specific drainers, nosodes and xenobiotics.
The 'obstacle to cure' must be removed. An example of this would be if your lawn shows rust coloration, the probability is that it has a fungus. Treating the lawn with an antifungal spray will kill the fungus, but if nothing is done to improve the drainage or alter the amount of water used, fungal growth will shortly reappear. So, if a person works in a dimly lit area and suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) and nothing is done to change the lighting, then he/she may need the medication or remedy forever or the day will come when it no longer helps. Therefore, alteration of the life-style and
surroundings becomes increasingly important. Reversal of the above-mentioned degenerative changes begins with a very specific protocol. We must reverse the trend and return along the same path, 'regressive vicariation', that follows Hering's guidelines to cure. Hering's guidelines suggest that healing occurs from above-down, inside-out and from the most immediate to the past. This may explain why some people, when detoxifying, will remark they haven't had these symptoms (i.e., headaches) in years. It also explains why they return to the compensatory symptoms seen earlier in the disease process. We may call this "Recompensation". Unfortunately, these
healings are fraught with misunderstandings on the part of the person. They may feel worse and discontinue therapy too early and misplace blame.
It must acknowledged how much vital energy the person has and what their recuperative abilities are. A 'healing crisis' or
'aggravation' is typically a 'healing crisis' for the person and an aggravation to the clinician. Minimizing these early symptoms by proper management may save later suppressive therapy just to deal with the unpleasant 'aggravation' symptomatology. An analogy is to think of the person as someone who wishes to work for food. If you work them in the weakened state, you may be disappointed in the speed and quality of the work. On the other hand, if you feed them first and build their strength, they will perform better. Persons with low vital energy or chronicity of the condition will need longer to introduce the remedies which will affect a healing response. To
appropriately elicit a 'reverse vicariation', it is
suggested to open the excretory pathways for 10 days to 3 weeks before introducing a nosode or xenobiotic that may stress their system. Person with good vital energy and conditions of recent onset can typically withstand more stress that may be brought on by the introduction of a nosode, xenobiotic or a botanical. To do this, there are some specific products and protocols to use. Refer to sections "Conditions Requiring Specific Drainage" & "Specific Drainage Formulations" at this link: Immune Resistance
Toxin Excretion: Drainage of the organs must be improved once cellular respiration and function is reestablished. Excretion of toxins in the intercellular regions are done via the kidneys, liver, blood, lungs, lymph, skin, and digestive tract. Assisting these excretory systems is important to assure non-reabsorption of the toxins. Without drainage, toxins will often dislodge from their binding sites and reattach elsewhere causing either an aggravation or new disease process. Low potency homeopathics are used to prepare the body for toxin excretion, provide pharmacological
effect and energetic stimulation. In weakened individuals, it is suggested to wait approximately 7-10 days before continuing to Step 5. Steps 1 through 4 may be performed at the same time, depending on the tolerance of the individual. Symptomatic treatment may also be administered at this time.