Change the internal environment of the body that allows disease to perpetuate.
Biological Medicine and Complex Homeopathy
Homeopathy is the medical healing art of treating illness with small doses of substances that have been upgraded to energetic remedies by successive dilution and the creative act of shaking – a technique called succusion. German Herbert Fritsche MD went so far as to state, “With Hahnemann [the father of homeopathy], medical history ends and the modern art of medicine begins.” Since Hahnemann’s lifetime, very little about homeopathy has changed. Single homeopathic substances or a combination of them are still used to treat disease as has been for the past 200 years. Yet, physical, mental and emotional stress factors, microbial resistant to antibiotics and a plethora of external and internal sources of toxicity have increased dramatically over the last 20 years. Many acute and chronic diseases have become even more widespread and new diseases have emerged. As a result, large segments of society are ill and urgently require a different system to health that treats the underlying toxicity before the body can effectively heal. Biological medicine is such a system.
Biological Medicine Defined:
Biological medicine is the system of combining homeopathic remedies to create formulas that focus on restoring the body’s internal environment (otherwise known as biological terrain), changing the acid-base balance of the blood, strengthening organs and enhancing routes of detoxification such as the kidney, liver and gastrointestinal system. Biological therapy can be used for a wide variety of health concerns especially useful in cases of autoimmune disease, arthritis, gastrointestinal problems, skin conditions and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Louis Pasteur, the “Father of the Germ Theory of Disease,” believed that killing an offending pathogenic bacteria would prevent disease. This theory proved to keep bacteria at bay; however, it did not address why the bacteria infected the person in the first place. Towards the end of his career, Louis Pasteur stated that “the microbe is of little consequence if one’s internal environment is in order.” This means that it is the environment within the body is the reason why people are susceptible to illness in the first place, not necessarily the bacteria itself. An unhealthy body promotes the proliferation of bacteria causing disease
Biological medicine seeks to change the internal environment of the body from one that promotes disease to one that promotes health. Treating the symptom without treating the cause creates an opportunity for the symptom to come back – treating the internal environment that causes the symptom creates an environment where the symptom cannot come back.
Biological Terrain: The Body’s Internal Environment
It is the environment surrounding the cell that determines the function of the cell itself.
Much of modern medicine’s understanding of disease tends to focus on the tissue or cells of the body which are not functioning properly; however, many practitioners rarely focus on the “environment” the cells are situated in. Biological medicine seeks to treat the environment the cells are in rather than focusing on the cell itself.
Imagine if you have two fish which are placed individually into separate fish tanks. Each fish represents a single cell while the tank of water represents the environment the cell is in. If both fish are exactly the same but one of the tanks of water is dirty (representing toxicity) while the other tank is clean then one fish will not survive as long as the other fish even though the fish are exactly the same. In this case, the environment the fish is in is the major determining factor for the survival of the fish. It is the environment the cell is in that determines the function of the cell itself.
Biological terrain refers to the body’s internal environment which interacts with all the cells of the body. Biotheraputic drainage seeks to repair the internal environment and have a positive impact on one’s health. The Biological terrain can be classified into 3 groups:
Although little is appreciated (and often ignored) by modern medical doctors, the body has a secondary circulation system called the lymphatic system which is critically important in eliminating toxins. The lymphatic system consists of over 600 collection sites which are called lymph nodes and a network of connecting vessels which are more numerous than the entire venous blood system. The lymphatic system also functions as the body’s primary immune defense mechanism. It is responsible for carrying disease fighting material to cells attacked by germs, as well as transporting dead germs away. When the lymphatic system becomes blocked, infection fighting material is prevented from destroying disease causing organisms and cell nourishing elements are prevented from reaching the blood. This affects cell functioning and can lead to lymph node swelling. Blocked lymphatics prevent the body from eliminating chemicals and toxins produced by cells and organs leading to toxin deposition in the body’s cells and tissues.
Blood is the major nutrient carrying medium of the body and transports much needed oxygen to the cells of the body. Blood also exchanges oxygen for carbon dioxide and other metabolic waste products within all cells so it acts as a transporter of food and a remover of waste. The blood directly exchanges material with the lymphatic system so toxicity and blockage of one system will lead to disruption of the other.
Extracellular Matrix (ECM):
The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex structural entity surrounding and supporting cells that are found within all tissues. Think of the ECM as the foundation that holds all the cells together. If the foundation is weak due to toxicity, nutrient deficiency or improper blood and lymphatic flow then the tissues begin to become dysfunctional. The ECM is often referred to as the connective tissue. The ECM is composed of 3 major classes of biomolecules:
- Structural proteins: collagen and elastin.
- Specialized proteins: ex. fibrillin, fibronectin, and laminin.
- Proteoglycans: these are composed of a protein core to which is attached long chains of repeating disaccharide units termed of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) forming extremely complex high molecular weight components of the ECM. Proteoglycans are covered in the section on Glycosaminoglycans and Proteoglycans.
What Conditions Create the Environment for Disease to Develop?
Our society is increasingly known for sedentary activities, poor diet – rich in refined protein, sugars, processed foods and nutrient depleted foods – is recognized as being unhealthy. The planet we live in has become increasingly more toxic as we continue to pollute and discard waste. Studies reveal that for chronic disease and illness to develop one or more of the following conditions are usually present within the body:
- acidic terrain environment
- congested lymphatic system
- overload of toxins in the kidney and liver
- exposure to heavy metals and toxic chemicals
- impaired immune system
- unfavorable pathogenic organisms (bad bacteria, yeasts, fungus and viruses)
- exposure to geopathic stress (electromagnetic and other stresses)
- emotional blockages (from stress and past traumatic experiences)
The above conditions create problems for the body and can lead to disease by disrupting physiology through the storage toxins, weakening of immune system function and impairing digestion. Over time the body will begin to manifest symptoms of chronic disease. Biotherapeutic drainage is a system of medicine that seeks to work specifically on the terrain of the body, supporting the body and removing the root cause of disease.