Understanding Homotoxicology And The Development Of Disease
The progression of disease is illustrated in six phases. As toxins penetrate and build in the body over time, the related physical ailments worsen in their severity and complexity. Homotoxicology views disease as a process within the human body. When accumulation of toxins occurs, the individual phases of disease progress into one another.
Homotoxicology works to reverse this process and restore health by using the appropriate antihomotoxic preparations.
The Progression of Disease
1. Excretion phase
In this phase the body's defensive system is intact and can excrete homotoxins in various ways such as through diarrhoea or rhinitis i.e. intense sweating, difficulty concentrating, tears, joint & muscle pains, cough, sneezing, heartburn, polyuria, reticulocytosis, lymphoedema, electrolyte shift, susceptibility to infection.
2. Inflammation phase
If excretion is not sufficient, the body has an inflammatory response (such as a fever) in an attempt to neutralise toxins i.e. acne, meningitis, conjunctivitis, otitis media, sinusitis, pharyngitis, epicondylitis, acute bronchitis, gastroenteritis, urinary tract infection, leucocytosis, lymphangitis, tonsillitis, lipid metabolism disturbance, thyroiditis, weak immune system, acute infections.
3. Deposition phase
If homotoxins are not sufficiently excreted and continue to flow into the body, the toxic products are stored in the extracellular space. This phase often occurs without symptoms i.e. naevi, chalazion, exostosis, nasal polyps, silicosis, smokers lung, arteriosclerosis, coronary heart disease, intestinal polyps, gallbladder or kidney stones, polycythaemia, thrombocytosis, lymph-node swelling, gout, obesity, goiter.
4. Impregnation phase
The impregnation phase is when toxins have invaded the cell and they become part of the connective tissue and matrix. Increasingly severe symptoms are typical of this stage and indicate damage to organ cells i.e. allergies, asthma, rosacea, migraines, tinnitus, rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic bronchitis, hypertension, coronary heart disease, chronic gastritis, malabsorption, chronic urinary tract infection, insufficiency of the lymph system, metabolic syndrome, adrenal exhaustion, dyslipidemia, menopausal symptoms, recurrent vaginitis, hyperthyroidism, glucose intolerance, chronic infections, autoimmune disease.
Abundant toxins within the cells destroy large cellular groups within an organ, resulting in organ degeneration i.e. scleroderma, alzheimer’s disease, macular degeneration, spondylosis, osteoarthritis, bronchiectasis,emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, congestive heart failure, atrophic gastritis, liver cirrhosis, renal atrophy, anaemia, fibrosis, diabetes.
Illnesses in this phase are characterised by the creation of undifferentiated, non-specialised cell forms. Malignant diseases lie at the end of this phase i.e. tumors, cancer.
The Excretion and Inflammation Phases (1 & 2) are part of the Humoral Phase. The defense system is intact during this phase and can excrete the toxins through various pathways. Intracellular systems are not disturbed.
The Deposition and Impregnation Phases (3 & 4) occur in the Matrix Phase, which involves toxins in the extracellular matrix or connective tissue for the first time. The structural components of the connective tissue are altered. In addition, during the Impregnation Phase (4), the biology of cells in the body begins to change.
The Degeneration and Differentiation Phases (5 & 6) take place in the Cellular Phase when cell systems are increasingly destroyed and there is loss of function in the connective tissue. The defense system cannot excrete toxins from the body.