The basic definition of holistic treatment is that it considers the whole person in its treatment vs. treating only the symptoms. However, after more than 35 years of passionately studying, learning & treating patients I would add a lot more to this definition. I believe that true holistic healing happens when you can identify the cause & when you use treatments that follow nature’s law. Nature’s Law tells us that we need to pay attention to the symptoms that the body shows us & treat them by treating the cause not the symptom. We know from this law that suppression of the symptom drives the disease deeper into the body putting other more important systems at high risk. Homeopathy is good example & one of the most powerful forms of a holistic medicine.
Homeopathy is a safe, gentle, effective system of medicine that seeks to stimulate the body’s own natural healing capacity. It is one example of a modality that is holistic.
Conventional medicine typically views symptoms as something wrong & tries to suppress or eliminate them. By contrast, homeopathy considers symptoms the vocabulary of disease & the body’s attempt to restore balance, however uncomfortable the effort. The goal is to understand & treat the root cause for any problems, not to mask their existence.
Homeopathy looks at individuals, not diseases. For example, no two colds are alike. One may come on slowly & be runny; another may come on quickly & include a dry cough. In one, the person may be irritable & want to be left alone & in another, he or she will want comfort & company. A well-trained homeopath most likely will treat each cold with different remedies.
This healing system is based on the philosophy that the body, mind & emotions are not separate entities, but fully integrated. The homeopath considers all aspects of a patient’s being i.e.: physical, emotional & mental, when seeking & prescribing a remedy.
Homeopathic medicines can be made from plants, such as aconite & dandelion; minerals such as iron phosphate & sodium chloride; animals such as snake venom or cuttlefish ink; or such chemical drugs as penicillin. These substances are carefully diluted until little of the original substance remains.
Clinical experience & now scientific evidence shows that these infinitesimal doses are effective. A medicine is homeopathic only if it is taken based upon the similar nature of the medicine to the illness. In other words, it must be homeopathic to the symptoms presented.
Homeopathy can be used in first aid or emergency situations, acute illness, & long-term chronic conditions, as well as emotional problems, & is a great benefit in detoxifying the body. It can be extremely useful as a preventive medicine or for constitutional strengthening. It is also safe to use during pregnancy & for infants & the elderly.
An acute is generally defined as symptoms that will eventually go away on their own. This includes; colds, flu, coughs, fevers, respiratory infections, urinary infections, morning sickness, food poisoning or other short-term bugs that can make you feel really sick in the moment. Homeopathy works fast & effectively in the treatment of acute illnesses. Homeopathy also speeds up the healing process for injuries & emergencies such as sprains, bruises, broken bones, minor burns, skin irritations, insect stings / bites, & teething or tooth pain. Homeopathy can really shine in its power in acute & emergency conditions.
Almost all chronic conditions have 2 causes: toxicity & deficiency. Homeopathy is a powerful tool on many levels when trying to detoxify the body from the poisons that are making us chronically sick. To me this is the KEY to the treatment of chronic diseases. In addition, homeopathy has a history of being beneficial for many auto-immune diseases, gastrointestinal disorders, skin conditions, recurring ear infections, chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines, asthma, allergies, hormonal disorders, depression, grief, behavior disorders, & arthritis. Since homeopathy treats the person, not the disease, it can be useful in addressing a wide range of disorders. Even in advanced cases, where curative treatment isn’t possible, homeopathic medicines may prove effective in improving quality of life. However, I still believe the most important treatment in chronic diseases is to work with a qualified practitioner that knows how to safely detox the body. Once the toxicities are out & deficiencies are taken care of by re-mineralizing the body, & cleansing has taken place for better absorption & utilization of nutrients, then health will return, no matter what the ailment was called.
Homeopathic treatment on a constitutional level can boost the weak constitution & decrease its susceptibility to disease or illness. However, detoxing also decreases susceptibility & therefore an important first step in regaining ones health. It is always better to take charge and boost a constitution before it is sick so strengthening your constitution is a great goal always.
Bio-therapeutic drainage therapy has been practiced by homeopaths since the 1700s. Even in those days before the world was as toxic as it is today, homeopaths realized that care must be given to the elimination organs, which are also called emunctories in old medical language. They would give remedies to help clear toxins from the kidneys, liver, bowel, skin, gallbladder, lungs, lymph, etc., as a way to prepare the body for constitutional treatment. They believed once the emunctories were open the constitutional remedy can work much deeper. This makes total sense to me & I think that’s why many who try homeopathy may find the remedy did not work. Modern day homeopaths must now adapt to the toxic world we are facing, because traditional constitutional treatments are becoming less & less successful. I believe that’s because most people have big layers of toxins or blockages from all the medications that are making the cells sick & the body to become backed up & unable to excrete what it needs to, in order to function optimally. I found I had to work more & more on detoxifying patients to get them well & only then would deeper acting constitutional remedies do great work. There are very few homeopaths today that understand how to use homeopathy as a modality for detoxing. This work will be the future of homeopathy, in my opinion, since we are surrounded by so many poisons.
Homeopathic remedies are safe & gentle. From time to time, a remedy may produce an aggravation, which is a temporary intensification of symptoms. This is especially true if the remedy is too strong or taken too frequently or without having the guidance from a qualified homeopath. The Food & Drug Administration regulates the manufacture & sale of homeopathic medicines.
Detox means to pull out toxins, pesticides, chemicals, & heavy metals. It is a superficial way to attempt to remove toxins. The main difference in the word detox vs. drainage is that detox does not help open the body’s elimination organs. It mainly focuses on releasing the toxins or poisons from an organ or organs, however, if the organs of elimination are working poorly then the toxins will reabsorb or cause auto-intoxication and produce a situation where you would feel worse. This is why I believe most detox therapies done by practitioners are unsafe. Also detox does not treat the terrain for the person only the specific organ that is targeted in the detox.
Bio-therapeutic drainage on the other hand, is a homeopathic system of healing that assists the body in eliminating disease-causing toxins, thus restoring proper function and balance to the organ systems and allowing profound deep healing to occur. Homeopathic drainage is a deep way to re-establish function in the body because it not only cleans out the toxins all the way down to each cell but it also opens up the emunctories or elimination pathways for the toxins to get out of the body.
Drainage has been around hundreds of years so we know it works! Bio-Therapeutic drainage uses Gemmotherapy & Phytembryotherapy, which are potent homeopathic plant extracts made from the young shoots and buds of plants with special healing properties. It also uses remedies called “UNDA Numbers,” which are homeopathic drainage liquids that are formulated according to principles from Chinese herbal medicine, and that contain powerful homeopathic remedies in synergistic combinations to open organs and to drain toxins out. Of course, in addition, I also use homeopathic cell salts to remineralize the body, lifestyle recommendations along with whole plant foods that also act as powerful medicines to aid in detoxification, regeneration and overall healing. The combination is what I call bio-therapeutic drainage.
Comparing detox and drainage is inappropriate. Drainage is a complete system that restores full function to every cell. Sadly most people in the health industry don’t know about the power of bio-therapeutic drainage or about homeopathy, which in my opinion leaves their methods unsafe since they have no real tools to open up the elimination pathways. Homeopathic drainage remedies have the ability to do both, along with other restorative functions to the cells, which is what makes this way of detoxing extremely SAFE!
All bio-therapeutic remedies help to open up the emunctories, which are another word for elimination organs, along with also discharging the toxic accumulations. Opening our body’s emunctories is one of the main focuses in bio-therapeutic drainage. The primary emunctories include kidneys/bladder, bowel, skin, & lungs. I consider the lymphatic system as a primary emunctory also even though many other don’t. The liver/gallbladder, spleen, pancreas would be a secondary emunctory. Most detox protocols do not do this important step of opening the excretory organs and are therefore very dangerous.
Because homeopathic remedies are so dilute that what remains of the substance is considered an infinitesimal dose. This allows them to enter into the cell when many other substances can’t. Also they contain powerful energy that informs the cells to release the toxins they are holding inside & which are making you sick. They release these toxins into the lymphatic system & the blood, as they are the transport system to carry them out. The lymphatic system is our bodies sewer system & most people’s lymph system is totally backed up because they have never worked on cleaning it. The lymph system relies on the kidneys to carry the waste out of the body. These days’ kidneys have to work hard 24/7 trying to remove wastes. Most people’s kidneys today are functioning way below par without even knowing it.
Lastly, homeopathic drainage is a complete system of healing. It uses remedies that contain combinations of powerful low potency homeopathic remedies in one formula that target specific organs. It also includes the use of other deeply acting homeopathic modalities such as Gemmotherapy, Phytembrotherapy, Oligotherapy and Schussler salts. The combination of these therapies help to not only open the elimination pathways and aid the toxins out of the cell, but also to reset enzymatic systems that control many functions in a healthy body. Drainage also treats the terrain of the person therefore; it is the deepest level one can work on to truly eliminate chronic problems.
This is a great question because in my opinion there is so much dangerous information on the Internet having to do with detox. First of all, I want to say that everyone is marketing their product as a detox, because it is almost a fad today. When I speak of detox I am speaking about cleaning the body out all the way down to the cellular level. It is not just about a diet, a weekend cleanse or a juice fast, although these things all aid in a detoxification process. Many people get themselves sick from the overload of toxins dumping back into their system because they read bad information or used a practitioner that doesn’t understand how to heal the body thru safe detoxification practices. For example, a person can read they should take the amalgams out of their mouth, so they go to a dentist without knowing if they are skilled at removing this extremely toxic substance from the mouth. Soon after they remove them they become extremely ill & often for years. They spend decades looking for healing & all of this was caused by not knowing how to handle such a delicate task of removing mercury safely or from not knowing what things they could have done to be sure their body rid the toxins being spilled over into their system. There is so much dangerous information out there on detox today & is hard to trust or know what is truth & what are unsafe false claims. You can learn from my courses or my podcast “Vidal Speaks” to learn more about the seriousness of detox & how life changing it can truly be when done right. My warning is to take detox seriously. When done right it is life changing!
No, everyone can benefit from homeopathy, but I do suggest working with a qualified practitioner when addressing a so-called chronic disease or when using homeopathy for detoxification.
Iridology is a very old science (discovered first in 1700s) that analyzes the iris or colored part of the eye in order to gain valuable health information. The iris tells a story that gives information about constitutional strengths & weaknesses along with the state & function of every organ in the body. It can also tell you where your toxins are being stored & therefore show changes after some years eating an unhealthy diet.
Here are some specific things you can learn from an iridology:
Here are things you will not learn from an iridology reading:
I only wish I had become competent at iridology early on in my clinical practice because it is such a useful tool to see how your treatments are working & what organs may need some attention BEFORE something bad may happen. Homeopathy is based on treating the cause & using iridology helps that happen because you can SEE the weaknesses & the problematic systems in the body. Many natural protocols are targeting symptoms without even knowing the cause, which is revealed in the iris. What a gift it is to know what systems, organs or glands you need to target with your treatment.
Iridology is a great way to learn how you can prevent conditions before they happen. Yes, it is true that prevention is much easier to treat than reversal! I love iridology!
Vibrational Mineral Mapping is a name I chose to describe the work of Mrs. Inez Perry. She was a famous homeopath with a reputation for helping many patients overcome almost any symptom or disease with her personalized treatment using specific homeopathic minerals, known as Schussler cell salts, that were based on their astrology birth chart. The original founder of this work was Dr. George Carey. He was a very well known homeopath that was the first to assign cell salt deficiencies to the astrological locations of planets like the moon & the sun at birth. Homeopathy has over 100 symptoms in our repertory, which is our huge textbook of symptoms that are affected by the moon. For example, restlessness on full moon, full moon aggravates or ameliorates, waning moon ameliorates or aggravates, head pains with full moon & many more. So the idea of the planetary energies affecting our health was not a new idea but Dr. Carey & Mrs. Perry certainly spent their lifetime energy into developing an extremely useful system to restore health.
Mrs. Perry was a student of Dr. Carey & he entrusted her to carry on his work.
After his death in 1918, Mrs. Perry spent the next 50 years furthering this science. Between the two of them, they truly discovered one of the biggest secrets of healing in modern times. Sadly, their work has been buried, likely because it is a threat to modern day money-making treatments. Fortunately, I was able to get my hands on a few of their long lost manuscript treasures, which was so fortunate, as only a few exist. I spent days & months teaching myself this lost science from their manuscripts. I don’t believe anyone else is doing this work in the world, sadly. This work allows me to determine which minerals each person needs according to their birth chart. Over time symptoms all start disappearing one by one. It can take up to 3 years for some to get the full benefit of homeopathic vibrational mineral mapping therapy. I know that can seem like a long time but many people are so mineral deficient or unable to absorb or utilize their minerals & it takes time to reverse this state. If you think of how long people have taken to destroy their body then a few years is nothing. But if you combine this mineral therapy with detox & a high raw vegan diet & a healthy lifestyle, then you can see even faster results. This study once again showed the importance of minerals for good health.
Homeopathic Self Care by Robert Ullman, ND, & Judith Reichenberg Ullman
The Complete Homeopathic Handbook by Miranda Castro
Homeopathy for Pregnancy Birth & Your Baby’s First Year by Miranda Castro
The World Traveller’s’ Manual of Homeopathy by Dr. Colin B. Lessell
Homeopathic Care for Cats & Dogs, Don Hamilton, DVM
Natural Health for Dogs & Cats, Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PhD
The Vaccine Guide by Randall Neustaedter Vaccinations?
These are my favorite. There are many more. If these don’t make you want to change to a plant-based diet then keep listening to Vidal Speaks for more proof.
Yes, here are the pharmacies I use:
www.a2zhomeopathy.com – Handy, compact kits with many good, commonly prescribed remedies. I personally own many of their kits.
www.helios.co.uk – Great prices & fast delivery even though in England. Excellent quality & stock many rare & uncommon remedies.
www.hahnemannlabs.com – Good quality & variety; prices may be higher than some other sources
Here are my favorites:
www.homeopathy.org (known as NASH)
www.homeopathicdirectory.com (known as CHC)