Spokane Naturopathic Medicine | Doctor Lindsay Donahue
January 20th, 2018
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What is Homotoxicology – Detoxification and Drainage

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Homotoxicology Explained

Consider your body as a bucket. Absorbed, consumed, inhaled toxins including: hormones, chemicals, allergens, pharmaceuticals, plastics, pollution, heavy metals, bacteria, viruses, as well as stresses fill up the bucket; the goal is an empty bucket. At the bottom of the bucket is a spigot. The spigot represents your primary detoxification organs such as the lungs, kidney, liver, digestive tract, lymph, immune system, skin, and emotions.

Once the organs of detoxification become overworked, they can no longer empty the bucket at a suitable rate, the bucket fills with toxins and stress due to the over loaded system. Toxins build up in the primary detoxification organs, slowing down the enzymatic reactions necessary to metabolize endogenous and exogenous chemicals, resulting in functionally stressed detox organs. Symptoms develop as the body uses alternative or secondary detoxification routes including: the skin (rashes, eczema), musculoskeletal system (achy joints), mucous membranes, mental/emotional changes, and nervous symptoms.

The History of Detoxifying with Homotoxicology

Developed over fifty years ago in Germany, Homotoxicology detoxifies the body to restore natural biorhythms and physiology. With the continuous development of chemicals used in the home and industry, the world has become more toxic. Health has declined and chronic conditions become common. Health cannot be achieved without ridding the body of toxins. Toxins disrupt physiology and the body’s self-healing mechanisms.

The progression of disease in six phases:

  1. 1. Excretion phase (ridding the body of toxic products). Symptoms may include: intense sweating, difficulty concentration, tears, joint pains, myalgia, coughing, sneezing, heartburn, diarrhea, frequent urination, lymphedema, electrolyte shifts, susceptibility to infection.
  2. 2. Inflammation (Intense cleaning by an activated defense system). In the Inflammation phase there may be: acne, conjunctivitis, sinusitis, pharyngitis, epicondylitis, acute sprains, bronchitis, gastroenteritis (tummy trouble), urinary tract infection, lipid metabolism disturbance (gallbladder, cholesterol, triglycerides), acute infections, thyroiditis, weak immune system. Though it may not solve the issue, excercise can decrease inflammation.
  3. 3. Deposition (Storage of toxins in the extracellular space) Nevi, nasal polyps, arterioscleosis, gallbladder or kidney stones, polycythemia (too many blood cells), lymph-node swelling, gout, obesity, goiter.
  4. 4. Impregnation (Invasion of Toxins into the cell) Allergies, asthma, rosacea, migraines, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic bronchitis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, chronic gastritis, chronic UTI’s, metabolic syndrome, adrenal exhaustion, dyslipidemia, menopausal symptoms, recurrent vaginitis, hyperthyroidism, glucose intolerance, chronic infections, autoimmune disease.
  5. 5. Degeneration (Destruction of the cells by toxins). Scleroderma, alzheimer disease, macular degeneration, spondylosis, osteoarthritis, bronchiectasis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, atrophic gastritis, renal atrophy, anemia, fibrosis, diabetes.
  6. 6. Dedifferentiation (Neoplastic Changes in the Cell). Tumors. Cancer.

In more advanced stages of degeneration and dedifferentiation, it is important to combine homotoxicology with conventional medical care. Acute symptoms are treated first, followed by more chronic symptoms. Each person is unique and course of treatment will vary. Most often conditions will require 12-18 weeks of consistent remedy use. For severe problems, the time of the active remedy use may take up to two years.