Homotoxicology is the science of toxins and their removal within the human body. It offers a theory of disease which describes the severity and duration of an illness or disorder based on toxin-loading relative to our body’s ability to detoxify. We should normally be excreting toxins through the primary pathways of feces, urine and sweat. When the immune system is challenged, however, our body’s ability to eliminate toxins is also compromised. There are progressive stages of illness which correspond to the bio-accumulation of toxins. After excretion, we move to deposition, then impregnation, degeneration and finally neoplasm (cancer). Symptoms of disease are the result of appropriate biological resistance to toxic substances. In other words, conditions such as asthma or skin rashes are predictable ways that we might respond to toxicity. If we attempt to suppress the symptoms at an earlier phase, for example, through the use of steroids or other prescription drugs, we drive the toxins deeper into our cells, which can result in advancement of illness and disease.
The human body is insistent and will always try to get our attention early on, often with gentle nudges. Many will choose to respond with painkillers, antibiotics or steroids. If the source of the problem is not addressed, the symptoms will merely increase in severity until we feel obligated to take action. At this point, most will turn to the prevailing medical model which is allopathic medicine and the use of prescription drugs to address specific symptoms of disease. Homotoxicology can be thought of as a ‘bridge’ between allopathic and homeopathic medicine. Its main focus is to rid the body of toxic substances and restore the body to optimal health.
The efficacy and safety of homotoxicology are supported by over 100 clinical trials. Anti-homotoxic remedies stimulate the body’s own healing process to cure illness. Homeopathic remedies provide a blueprint of healthy tissue which ‘reminds’ the body to prioritize its resources to return to health and homeostasis. Unlike classical homeopathy, many homotoxicology practitioners use remedies in combination. The environment has become so toxic that our genetic blueprint has become more damaged. In response to more serious chronic illness and even neurological damage, many practitioners are finding that the classical ‘one remedy at a time’ approach is no longer sufficient.