Homeopathy is a system of medicine based on the “law of similars”. This law states that a substance that produces a specific set of symptoms in a healthy individual can treat an individual who is manifesting a similar set of symptoms due to illness. The concept of today’s vaccinations comes from homeopathy and is derived from the word “vaccinia” which initially was used to explain the concepts of homeopathy.
Homeopathy was discovered by a German physician, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, in the late 1700’s, after he recognized the dangers of the irrational medical practices of that time (bleeding, purgatives, and emetics). He published his first book on homeopathy, “Organon of rational therapeutics”, in 1810.
Before a remedy is selected, a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional states are assessed and prioritized. A remedy is then chosen that best matches the patient’s overall picture. Homeopathy can be used to treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions affecting a patient’s physical, mental, and emotional health.
For homeopathy to be effective, the first law, “all obstacles to cure must be first removed”, must be followed. For instance, any food allergies, metal or chemical exposures causing toxicity, must be removed from patient’s environment. Only then will the remedy be effective.
Homeopathic medicines are made from a variety of natural substances. They are extreme dilutions of minerals, herbs, metal, microbes, hormones, and animal substances. The more diluted the substance, the deeper the remedy’s effect on the body, the emotions, and the spirit.
Homeopathic medicines are very gentle in their effect and are extremely useful and powerful in the treatment of infants, children and elderly. For example, acute ear infections, head trauma, injuries, abdominal pain, fevers, sleep disturbances, and many other acute symptoms can be treated using homeopathic medicines without concern about toxicity or side effects and without the use of antibiotics or toxic fever suppressant medications. This is especially important in treatment of the very young and the very old. Homeopathic medicines can support fevers to allow the body to fight infections while preventing febrile seizures in infants, for instance.
Our Holistique physicians are very knowledgeable and experienced in the use of homeopathy in both acute and chronic conditions. They will assess if homeopathy is the correct form of medication for you.
Homotoxicology (also known as Modern Homeopathy)
Homotoxicology is a specialized form of homeopathy where instead of single remedies prescribed, a combination of remedies that work synergistically in aiding the healing of the body are prescribed. These medicines are very effective in stimulating removal of toxins from the matrix (the area between cells where toxins collect and disrupt intracellular communication), as well as in aiding the body to achieve homeostasis.
Homotoxicology was first theorized by Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg in early 1900’s, who explained that disease occurs as a result of the load of toxin build-up in the matrix which disrupts biological processes initially. “Illness”, according to Reckeweg, is the body’s attempt to detoxify and to bring back to balance the biochemical and biological processes of the cell and organ. Thus, Reckeweg began to devise homeopathic combination remedies, which support the detoxification of the matrix and its restoration of homeostasis. Today, Reckeweg’s theory and medicines are practiced by certain trained physicians.
Homotoxicology can be used on its own or to accentuate the effects of other medical treatments, including prescription medications, herbal medicines, acupuncture, and others. At Holistique Medical Center, our physicians offer homotoxicology to support matrix detoxification and re-balancing processes.
Based on the concept that microbes change according to the status of their surroundings and in response to toxins in producing illness, pleomorphism-based homeopathy is very powerful in the treatment of chronic disease. If the cellular environment (also known as “milieu” or “terrain”) is properly balanced, the microbes no longer need to survive.
Pleomorphic-based homeopathic medicines (Pleomorphic Sanum Remedies) are homeopathic dilutions made from various bacteria and fungi and used to balance the milieu in re-establishing health. Once the milieu is balanced, health returns.
At Holistique, the balancing of the milieu is regarded as pivitol in gaining optimum health and wellness. Using a few different methods including Pleomorphic Sanum remedies, the Ondamed, diet and pH normalizing substances, our Holistique physicians work with you to decrease your matrix toxic load and to re-balance your body’s milieu and health.