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Homotoxicology & Physiological Regulating Medicine


In 1955, Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg, integrated modern medical science with principles of homeopathy founding the science of Homotoxicology.  Dr. Reckeweg first witnessed the power of homeopathy when his father was cured of a degenerative kidney disease. At that point he dedicated his life to the integration of the two approaches to medicine (homeopathy and allopathy).  In his philosophy, Dr. Reckeweg stated that, “All disease is biologically goal oriented and serves in detoxification of the system and repair of damage. All processes that we call diseases are expressions of biologically appropriate mechanisms against exogenous or endogenous homotoxins (excretion, reaction, deposition), or the attempt of the body to compensate for the homotoxic damage sustained (impregnation, degeneration, neoplasm).”

In other words, toxins that accumulate in the extracellular matrix will block the function of a healthy cell by obstructing the flow of nutrients in and out of the cell.  Toxins are both the by-products of internal cellular metabolism, and external such as viruses, bacteria, drugs and environmental poisons. The amount and duration of the toxic load affects the body’s inherent capacity for healing.  Often, disease symptoms manifest as the body’s attempt to detoxify these poisons.  This overload of toxins disturbs the flow of nutrients to and from the cell resulting in imbalances throughout the organism that eventually manifests as disease.  Very often a secondary illness develops as an expression of the defensive action of the body to the toxins.

The goal of therapy with homotoxicological remedies is the removal of the toxic blockade in the extracellular matrix, thus restoring the flow of nutrients to the individual cell.  Homotoxicological remedies promote healing by unblocking enzymatic pathways, draining of toxins from the connective tissue and restoring cellular neurotransmissions.

As long as the DNA remains intact, the cell retains its original instructions for healthy replication.  Furthermore, the regenerative process is aided by the ability to absorb the proper nutrients and eliminate toxic cellular waste. The body thus gains forward movement with its innate ability to heal itself.

Physiological Regulating Medicine adds to homotoxicology a new therapeutic concept of restoring physiology through communicating molecules such as hormones, neuropeptides, interleukins, and growth factors prepared in homeopathic dilutions, which are at the same physiological concentration as the biological milieu.

The homeopathic preparation method of "dilution-dynamization" makes these communicating molecules even more effective, providing a biofeedback mechanism capable of restoring the body’s homeostatic balance.

DETOXIFICATION: A detoxified and drained extra-cellular matrix absorbs oxygen and nutrients adequately, allowing cellular receptors to be activated by the “therapeutic molecules”, thus enabling cells to perform their metabolic function. The organs of elimination, activated by specific detoxification ingredients, will be strengthened in their physiological excretory and toxin-release function.

P.N.E.I. RE-BALANCE: Modulating the Psycho-Neuro-Endocrine-Immune axis in both directions, (psychosomatic and somatopsychic), is the essence of Physiological Regulating Therapy. In support of sophisticated biological mechanisms, homeopathic micro doses of: cytokines, hormones, neurotransmitters and selected homeopathic ingredients (herbal, mineral, or animal origin), reduce, modulate, and stimulate the reactivity of the three main biologic systems (nervous, immune and endocrine),  to rebalance their physiological functioning.

CELL METABOLIC SUPPORT: The action of the hormones, cytokines, or any homeopathic remedy on the cell membrane receptors would not be effective if the cell were not in the proper "energetic" condition to respond. Therefore, cell metabolic stimulation is a necessary step to assure therapeutic success. Vitamins, minerals, oligonutrients, and most importantly, homeopathic micro doses of Krebs Cycle salts and quinones, activate the mitochondria as energy reservoirs to restore the highest ATP synthesis capacity.

CELL NUTRITIONAL SUPPORT: Nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, lipids) can have an essential role in maintaining or restoring health.  The most advanced research studies in nutrition have defined the typology, metabolic routes, and most importantly, the optimal amounts of each nutrient necessary for cellular nutrition. GUNA Products contain these small(oligos)and balanced (orto) amounts of amino acids, and vitamins necessary for proper cell nutrition. In addition, oligonutrients are incorporated to protect biological structures from free radicals, which are harmful in chronic and degenerative diseases, as well as in the aging process.

SYMPTOM CONTROL: The novel therapeutic concept results from scientific studies in the field of molecular biology, coupled with homeopathic tradition. Nano-pharmacology technology is a process which utilizes homeopathic micro-doses of molecules at the same concentration as in the physiological milieu. These molecular micro-doses are capable of reactivating the appropriate biological immune response. Interleukins, neurotransmitters, homeopathic hormones, as well as classical homeopathic ingredients, work in synergistic coordination to reverse inflammatory processes and their resultant physiologic effects. The specific ingredients for each evolutionary phase of the inflammatory process (calor, dolor, rubor, tumor), are uniquely formulated to restore homeostatic balance with a considerable reduction in recovery time.