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|Posted: Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:32 pm Post subject: Understanding the healing process through Homotoxicology
|In my last post, I mentioned Dr. Reckeweg's "Homotoxicology" table, so I thought I'd write a brief introduction to it and what we can learn from it.
Here's the table in a shortened form:
This is a wonderful model for understanding the difference between a disease process and a healing process, so that when you have symptoms you can see the larger context of what they really mean.
To illustrate how it works, look under the Inflammation Phase, and in the row for the Nervous System you'll see meningitis.
Now look over to the right, still in the nervous system row, but under the Degeneration phase, you'll see Alzheimer's disease.
What this means is that if someone has Alzheimer's (or dementia), it's because they have gone through the phases on the left side of the chart, over to the right side of the chart which represents disease processes that are deeply entrenched in the body.
So if a person had meningitis, and then later they're developing Alzheimer's disease, you know that they are in a disease process, going from left to right on the table.
But if someone has dementia, and they're being treated properly to remove the disease blockages, and now they come down with meningitis, this is actually a HEALING response! Now they are going from right to left, reversing the disease process, moving in the direction of healing!
In this context, the appearance of meningitis is a GOOD thing and should not be suppressed with antibiotics but treated properly and supported so that the person can move through the inflammation phase and back to the excretory phase.
The healing process goes from right to left on the chart, and also from lower right to upper left. Not all the in-between phases will manifest, and this is really just a rule of thumb to understand what direction the person is going in, when they had one problem and then another problem crops up.
Another good example is with acne, which comes under the inflammatory phase. When you treat it properly, it goes to the left on the chart, and now it's simply sweating (or other symptoms in the excretory phase).
But if you suppress it with drugs, it will then go to the right on the chart, and now maybe you have allergies that you didn't have before (impregnation phase).
But if you had allergies, treated it properly and now have acne that you didn't have before, it's a sign of progress!
The key to all this is that the symptom itself does NOT give you an understanding of what is happening and how to treat it. Depending on whether you're going from right to left or left to right, meningitis or acne (or other inflammatory conditions) MAY be a healing process, and usually are!
A common problem is getting stuck in the inflammatory phase, and then the person gets anxious and thinks they need to suppress the inflammation. What they really need is to treat it properly to get it moving so it resolves to the left on the chart, not to suppress it and drive it toward the right.
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