A toxin has a detrimental effect on the body when it reaches the tissue, organ or cell for which it has affinity.
The effect of toxins in the body ranges from a temporary dysfunction to permanent damage and death. The body has several built-in mechanisms to prevent absorption of toxins and then deal with toxins that have gotten past the barriers. As well, there are internal systems to eliminate the toxin if possible.
Even substances found at the “No Observed Adverse Effect Level” can be toxins and create long-term problems such as promoting cancer.
Chronic intoxication leads to disease. Toxins can impair the immune system, cause dysfunction of the intracellular organelles, inhibit or activate enzymes, and disrupt hormones by mimicking endogenous hormones.
The same toxins, antigens, metabolic waste products, and other negative stimuli that we can characterize as homotoxins may produce different symptoms in the same organism at different stages of the evolution of the disease. In the homotoxicological view, the homotoxins are the real cause of the disease, disturbing normal cell function and causing deregulation of homeostasis.
– Bruno Van Brandt, Introduction to Bioregulatory Medicine, pg 35
- To encourage the body towards homeostasis.
- To address the underlying cause of disease, not just the symptoms.
- To encourage physiological equilibrium and self-regulation.
- To be powerful yet gentle healing.
- To return the patient to their true natural state of health and vitality.
- To restore health to the body in a long-lasting and effective way.
“Drainage is the process of detoxifying the body by opening the emunctories and then discharging the toxic accumulations. However, in reality it is a much more complex process in that it provides a support for the natural progression and maturation throughout life.” Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND
- The body has the potential to naturally eliminate toxins, both those exogenously acquired and endogenously produced.
- The goal is to normalize physiology by optimizing the body’s capacity to eliminate toxins.
- When physiology is normalized, disease cannot exist.
- The method of removing blockages to normal functioning respects physiology.
- It works at both an intracellular and extracellular level due to homeopathic remedy potency.
- It is not a quick fix – we must understand that nature takes time to heal and return physiology to normal by removing the toxic overload from today’s environmental chemicals.
- It addresses patients' health problems that result from weaknesses in the body’s ability to deal with:
- poor nutrition
- stress overload
- environmental toxins
- It avoids pronounced aggravations of the patient’s symptoms by optimizing the elimination capacity of primary and secondary emunctories.
- Biotherapeutic drainageTM is safe and gentle enough to be used in infants, children, adults and elderly patients as well as patients on various medications
- It can be used in conjunction with other modalities.
- The treatment is of individual patients, not diseases.
- There is no disease-specific protocol.
- Protocols for specific manifestations of symptoms may be adapted to the patient.
- As this is much different than what they are used to, the practitioner must educate their patient to the benefits of healing deeply and what the journey will be like.
- It is individualized to patients by categorizing their Terrain. The Terrain is the biochemical and physiological environment of the individual which may be analyzed by miasm, temperament and constitution.
- Miasm: the genetically inherited plus acquired ability to detoxify on the cellular level. A miasm manifests itself in a patient by mode of cellular detoxification.
- Temperament: Temporo-spatial classification of the person: how the patient interacts with the world, the way of being in the world such as introverted or extroverted, more in the reasoning mind, or in sensation and in what combination and proportion?
- Constitution: the physical structure consisting of skeletal structure and posture plus physical nature which is evident when faced with specific life situations that require the patient to take a stand.