iStock_000013989903XSmallBioregulatory Medicine is a lesser known, highly specialised naturopathic modality, closely related to traditional homeopathy. Homotoxicology, as it is also known, is a scientifically proven and extensively researched medical practice, originating in Germany. It studies the body’s reaction to the influences of toxic substances. Resulting signs and symptoms and ultimately disease are seen as a result of the biological resistance to toxic materials. These toxins can have their origin in- or outside our bodies and include air pollution, synthetic chemicals in food and water, bacteria, viruses, pharmaceutical drug residue, but also so called endogenous toxins (produced inside the body) such as lactic acid, adrenaline, histamine, antigen-antibody complexes, nutrient deficiencies, psychological stressors, and emotional traumas. All these toxins constantly challenge cells, tissues, organs, hormones, the immune system and other protective physiological mechanisms.
Bioregulatory medicine can be seen as a modern form of homeopathy as all remedies are in homeopathic potencies. It is the most prescribed form of natural medicine in Germany and Switzerland – where it has been used for over 50 years. In late 2011, the Swiss government published a report on homeopathic medicine. The report represents the most comprehensive evaluation of homeopathic medicine ever written by a government. It affirms that homeopathic treatment is effective and very cost-effective and consequently it is now being reimbursed by Switzerland’s health insurance programs.
The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words “homeo”, meaning similar, and “pathos”, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is designed to stimulate the body’s own healing processes, the main principle in any naturopathic modality. It is based on the concept of “like cures like” in that substances may create symptoms they can also relieve. Homeopathic remedies, which usually contain a dilution of the ailment being treated, stimulate the condition and a subsequent self-healing response.
Bioregulatory Medicine is often combined with conventional medical treatment. In many cases, a complementary approach with Bioregulatory Medicine can offer superior health results by treating the underlying imbalances, optimizing the body’s natural defence systems, and promoting more optimum functioning of the body’s tissues. There are practically no known side effects and the remedies’ safety has been established, even for small children.
The sole manufacturer of bioregulatory remedies is Heel, a German company founded in 1936. Their best known product is Traumeel, a natural anti-inflammatory, known for astonishing results in all forms of tissue trauma and inflammation. The vast range of Heel remedies also include: Viburcol, a safe and effective alternative to Panadol, especially for children; Gripp-Heel and Engystol, immune stimulating remedies against cold and flu; Zeel, a very effective treatment for arthritis; the Heel Detox Kit, a gentle yet most effective detoxing treatment, and many others. Heel products are practitioner remedies which should be prescribed by a specially trained naturopath. Here at Vive we have our very own homotoxicologist Alex Beck-Brandl who can recommend the Heel remedy which is right for you.
In the next few newsletters you will learn more about Bioregulatory
Medicine, the specific remedies, and how you could benefit from using them.
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