Heel Therapeutic Index

Heel Therapeutic Index

Classical homeopathy according to Hahnemann (1811) orients itself based on the so-called ‘drug picture’ to determine the appropriate remedy. It claims that symptoms of disease behave reciprocally towards those symptoms which the healthy test person develops after  the intake of a mother tincture or a diluted substance (potency.) The principle of action which can be derived thereof is known as the Simile Principle (Similia similibus curentur = Likes may be cured by likes.) The clinical syndrome occurring in a patient can be overcome by an artificially induced, similar disease. The Aequalia Principle (Isopathy = the condition may be healed by the causative substance) can also be applied with potentised allopathic substances or partly with nosode preparations in anti-homotoxic medicine and/or with vaccines in conventional medicine.

Classical homoeopathy works with single remedies which are only partly truly single- constituent remedies, (e.g., sulphur, mercury, arsenic, etc.), or which are otherwise botanical extractions containing a highly complex mixture of numerous constituents. Repertories (lists of symptoms produced by drugs) facilitate the selection of the most appropriate remedy in homoeopathy.

Anti-homotoxic medicine usually pursues an indication-oriented approach. The anti- homotoxic remedies predominantly represent mixtures of substances of low to middle potencies. Through practical application in homoeopathy it became obvious that the use of concentrated or poisonous tinctures could damage the patient and that, therefore, they could only be used in homoeopathic dilutions, i.e., potencies. This practice was scientifically supported by Rudolf Arndt (psychiatrist, 1835-1900) and Hugo Schulz (pharmacologist, 1853- 1932) through a quantitative differentiation of the medicinal effect on bio-systems and still applies as the Arndt-Schulz Principle. It states:

  • weak stimuli stimulate the life functions (retro-action of homoeopathic preparations)
  • moderately strong stimuli accelerate them
  • strong stimuli act as inhibitors
  • the strongest stimuli suspend the life functions

Since several tissue-incompatible substances are usually involved during the development of a disease, the simultaneous use of several potentised ”antitoxins“, as present in the anti- homotoxic preparations, is justified.

Against the background of the conflicting medicinal and therapeutic concepts promulgated in humoral pathology, cellular pathology, molecular pathology, and related fields including modern cybernetics, the German physician Dr. Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg formulated Homotoxicology in 1952. This conception was developed from homoeopathy for the purpose of providing a holistic perspective on the synthesis of medical science.

Reckeweg formulated an essential tenet of Homotoxicology, as follows:

”According to Homotoxicology all of those processes, syndromes, and manifestations, which we designate as diseases, are the expression thereof that the body is combating poisons and that it wants to neutralize and excrete these poisons. The body either wins or loses the fight thereby. Those processes, which we designate as diseases, are always biological, that is natural teleological processes, which serve poison defence and detoxification.“

Referring to conventional medical indications connects anti-homotoxic medicine with allopathy, while therapy with potentised substances unites it to homoeopathy. Anti-homotoxic medicine is the connecting link between allopathic medicine and homoeopathy.

Fig. 1
Conventional medicine:

The higher the concentration, the stronger the effect (dose-effect relation; increase of side effects).

Homoeopathy:

Increase of the effect with decreasing concentration (effect optimum not definable). Anti-homotoxic medicine:

Connecting link between conventional medicine and homoeopathy.

Homotoxins

Homotoxins are all of those substances (chemical/ biochemical) and non-material influences (physical, psychical), which can cause ill health in humans. Their appearance results in regulation disorders in the organism. Every illness is due therefore to the effects of homotoxins. Homotoxins can be introduced from the exterior (exogenic homotoxins) or originate in the body itself (endogenic homotoxins).

Homotoxons

These are understood as chemical reaction products from compounds of homotoxins with each other or with other substances (e.g., products of metabolism) which neutralize the poisonous property of the homotoxins. The best example thereof is the liver, in whose cells homotoxins and metabolic products are united to detoxify the organism.

Retoxins

Deposits of homotoxins with endogenic substances, which cannot be eliminated via excretion or irritation, are designated as ”residual poisons“ (retoxins). The most important example thereof is the non-enzymatic glucosilisation of tissues and cell surfaces in case of glucose excess, as with, among others, latent diabetes mellitus.

Homotoxicosis – The Concept of Disease in Homotoxicology

Homotoxicosis is a non-physiological condition which arises after reaction of a homotoxin on cells and tissues. A homotoxicosis occurs as a humoral or cellular appearance and can be followed by morphological changes on tissues. The homotoxicosis is named after the homotoxin which triggers it. The homotoxicosis leads to defensive measures of the organism whose goal is to eliminate the homotoxins and to restore the physiological conditions when possible.

The Ground Regulation

This refers to the local regulation possibilities of the ground system along with its superimposed nervous, hormonal, and humoral regulation systems. The ground system is composed of the ground substance plus cellular, humoral, and nervous components. The ground substance (extracellular matrix) is formed of highly polymerised sugars  (proteoglycans and glycosaminoglycans) plus structural and meshing glycoproteins.

The Phase theory

The Six-Phase-Table illustrates the chronological courses of various symptoms of a disease within the framework of the ground regulation. The single phases are transient into each  other and demonstrate typical phasal indicating signs. The Six- Phase-Table is subdivided into three sections (humoral phases, matrix phases, cellular phases), each of which is subdivided into 2 phases. Two phases are allocated to the excretion principle (phases 1 + 2), the deposition principle (phases 3 + 4), and the degeneration and/or deterioration principle (phases 5 + 6). The Biological Division runs within the matrix phases.

Fig. 2: The Six-Phase-Table
The humoral phases

In the humoral phases the intracellular systems are not disturbed. The defence system is intact and can excrete the homotoxins via various paths.

Excretion PhaseThis phase contains manifestations of increased physiological excretion mechanisms.
Reaction PhaseIllnesses of this phase are marked by an exudative inflammation, which enables an accelerated excretion of toxins from the body.  
The matrix phases

In these phases the homotoxins are deposited at first in the mesh of the extracellular matrix. During the further course its structural components as well as functions are altered. In case of continuing illness increasing stress and damage of the intracellular structures result.

Deposition PhaseIn this phase the excretion mechanisms of the body are overworked and toxins are deposited in the matrix. This phase often progresses with few symptoms.  
Impregnation PhaseDiseases in this phase are characterized by the presence phase of toxins which become a part of the connective tissue and the matrix, along with changes in the structural com- ponents as well as their functions. The typically increasingly severe symptoms and signs of this phase demonstrate damage of the organ cells.  
The cellular phases

During the cellular phases of a disease, cell systems are increasingly destroyed. The defence system is no longer able to excrete the toxins out of the cells or out of the matrix by virtue of its own strength. Typical for these phases is the so-called regulation rigidity.

Degeneration PhaseDuring this phase, courses of disease cause serious damage, and destruction of larger cell groups of an organ takes place.
Dedifferentiation (neoplasm) PhaseDiseases of this phase are characterized by the development of undifferentiated, non-specialized cell forms. Malignant diseases stand at the end of this phase.
Biological Division

The Biological Division refers to the imaginary boundary between the deposition and impregnation phases. It demarcates the pure deposition in the matrix from the integration of toxins into its structural components. Whereas a simple excretion of the toxins is possible during the deposition phase, structural and functional changes are found in the impregnation phase. Thus the spontaneous endogenic excretion of the homotoxins is impeded.

Vicariation

The term ”vicariation“ refers to the transition of the indicating signs of an illness within one phase to another organ system, or the change of the fundamental symptoms and signs into another phase, with or without a change of the organ system.

Progressive vicariation: Progressive vicariation refers to an aggravation of the total  symptoms and signs of illness. Regressive vicariation: Regressive vicariation refers to an improvement of the total symptoms and signs of an illness.

A

Abdominal bloating

Abortion, threatened

Abrasions and burns

Abscesses

Achalasia

Acne rosacea

Acne vulgaris

Acrocyanosis

Addison’s disease*

Adenoid hypertrophy

Adhesions

Adiposis dolorosa

Adnexitis

Adrenal atrophy

Aging, premature

Agoraphobia

Albuminuria

Alcoholism

Allergic symptoms

Alopecia areata

Alveolitis

Alzheimer’s disease

Amenorrhea, functional

Anal fissures

Anaphylaxis*

Anemia*

Angina pectoris*

Angina tonsillaris*

Angina, ulceromembranous

Angioedema

Ankylosing spondylitis

Anorexia

Anosmia

Anthrax

Anxiety, symptoms of

Aphtha (canker sores)

Apophysitis

Appendicitis, chronic*

Arrythmia

Arteriosclerosis*

Arthritis, symptoms of

Arthritis (inflammatory, rheumatoid and traumatic)

Arthritis of the hip

Arthropathy

Ascites

Asthenia, neurocirculatory

Asthma, bronchial*

Asthma, cardiac*

Atelectasis*

Atheroma

Athlete’s heart*

Atrial fibrillation

Atrophic gastritis*

Atrophic rhinitis

Atrophic vaginitis

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

B

Back pain (lower)

Bacterial growth, disturbed

Balanitis

Bartholinitis*

Basal cell carcinoma

Basedow’s disease

Bechterew’s disease

Benign prostatic hypertrophy

Biliary colic

Blepharitis

Bone cysts

Bronchiectasis

Bronchitis

Bronchopneumonia*

Brucellosis* (undulant fever)

Bruxism (grinding or clenching of the teeth)

Bulbar paralysis, progressive

Burns, minor

Bursitis

C

Calcaneal spur

Calcium metabolism, symptoms of

Carbuncles (boils)

Carcinoma

Cardiac insufficiency,* latent

Cardiospasm

Cataract, symptoms of

Causalgia

Cellulitis, symptoms of

Cerebral injury

Cerebral ischemia

Cerebral lesions; partial, fetal, in early childhood

Cerebrosclerosis

Cerumen, excessive

Cervical headache

Cervicobrachial syndrome

Chalazion

Character disturbances

Chilblains

Chills, tendency towards

Cholangitis, cholecystitis*

Cholecystitis

Cholelithiasis

Cholesteatoma

Cholesterolaemia

Chondroma

Chondropathy

Chorea minor (Sydenham’s chorea)

Chorioiditis

Chorea minor (Sydenham’s chorea)

Chron’s disease (ileitis and colitis)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFIDS)

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

Cicatricial keloids

Cirrhosis hepatis

Claudication, intermittent (Charcot’s disease)

Colic

Colitis

Colitis, ulcerative

Complex regional pain syndrome

Concussion, minor

Collagen-vascular diseases

Collapse

Condylomas

Conjunctivitis

Constipation

Contracture, Dupuytren’s

Convulsions

Corneal opacity

Corns

Coronary diseases

Coronary heart disease

Coronary insufficiency*

Cough, croupous

Coughs

Cradle cap (seborrhea)

Cramps

Croupous coughs

Cushing’s syndrome*

Cystic fibrosis

Cystitis

Cysts

D

Dacryocystitis

Decubitus ulcers

Dedifferentiation Phases

Delirium tremens

Dementia

Dental caries

Depression, endogenous

Depression, exogenous

Depression, reactive

Dermatitis, acute

Dermatomycosis (ringworm of the nails)

Dermatosis, chronic

Desquamation

Diabetes insipidus*

Diabetes mellitus*

Diarrhea

Diphtheria*

Diathesis, exudative (swelling tendencies)

Disc prolapse

Dislocations and sprains

Disturbance of development

Dislocations and sprains

Diverticulitis

Diverticulosis

Dizziness

Douglas’ abscess

Down’s syndrome

Dropsy

Dumping syndrome (post-gastrectomy)

Duodenal ulcer

Duodenitis

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dysentery, symptoms of*

Dyslipidemia (mild to moderate)

Dysmenorrhea

Dyspepsia (gastric indigestion)

Dyspnea, functional

Dyspnoea

Dysuria

Dystonia, vegetative

Dystrophia adiposogenitalis

E

Ecthyma (pyogenic skin infection)

Eczema

Eczema, ani

Eczema, baker’s

Eczema, palpebral

Edema

Ejaculation, premature

Elephantiasis

Emaciation

Emphysema

Empyema*

Empyema of the maxillary sinus

Encephalitis*

Endocarditis*

Enteritis

Enuresis nocturna (bed wetting)

Eosinophilic pneumopathy*

Epicondylitis

Epididymitis*

Epilepsy*

Epileptiform conditions

Epistaxis* (nosebleed)

Epithelioma* (epithelia neoplasm)

Equilibrium disturbances

Erysipelas, symptoms of

Erythema multiforme

Erythrasma, symptoms of

Erysipelas

Esophagitis (See also GERD)

Eustachian tube* blockage (catarrh of the ear)

Exanthema, acute

Exanthema, drug

Excitation, conditions of hyperactivity

Excretory pancreatic failure

Exhaustion

Exophthalmos

Exostosis

Extra systole

Eye irritation

F

Facial paresis

Fat intolerance

Fatigue

Fatty infitration of liver

Fever

Fertility, disturbances of

Fibroma

Fibroma of the breast* (fibrocystic breast disease)

Fibromyalgia

Fibrositis

Fistula

Fistulae

Flatulence (See also Abdominal bloating)

Folliculitis

Focal toxicoses

Flittering scotoma

Frigidity (decreased libido)

Funicular neuralgia

Furuncular otitis

Furunculosis

G

Ganglion cyst

Gangrene, diabetic,* arteriosclerotic*

Gastralgia

Gastritis, acute*

Gastritis, atrophic

Gastritis, chronic*

Gastritis, hyperplastic*

Gastrocardiac syndrome

Gastroduodenitis

Gastroenteritis

Gastro-Esophogeal Reflux Disease (GERD)

Gastro-intestinal hemorrhage*

Geriatric indications

Gingival abscesses*

Gingivitis

Glaucoma*

Glaucoma*

Globus hystericus

Glomerulonephritis*

Glossitis (inflammation of the tongue)

Glucose intolerance

Goiter*

Gonorrhea*

Gout

Granulocytopenia*

Granuloma

H

Haemarthrosis

Haematomas

Haemorrhages

Haemorrhagic diathesis

Haemorrhoids

Halitosis

Hay fever (allergic rhinitis)

Headache

Heartburn (esophagitis)

Heel spur

Helminthiasis*

Hemarthrosis

Hematomas

Hemorrhagic diathesis*

Hemorrhoids

Hepatitis*

Hernias

Herpes, simplex and zoster

Hiccoughs

Hoarseness

Hordeolum

Hydrarthrosis

Hydrocele

Hydronephrosis

Hyperacidity

Hyperemesis

Hyperesthesia

Hyperhidrosis

Hyperlipidemia

Hypermenorrhea

Hyperoxaluria

Hypersalivation

Hypertension*

Hypertensive heart disease

Hyperthermia

Hyperthyroidism

Hypochondriasis

Hypoglycemia*

Hypomenorrhea

Hypophyseal insufficiency*

Hypoplasia mammae

Hypotension

Hypothyroidism

Hypotonia

I

Icterus

Ileitis and jejunitis

Immune deficiency

Impetigo*

Impotence, male

Incontinence, anal

Incontinence, urinary

Indigestion

Inertia, uterine

Infarct

Infection*

Infection, chronic, recurrent

Infectious diseases

Infertility

Inflammation

Influenza

Inner ear deafness*

Inoculation damage (post-vaccination symptoms).

Inoculation damage (prophylaxis of)

Insomnia

Insufficiency of lymph ststem

Intercostal neuralgia

Interdigital mycosis

Intermenstrual pain

Intermittent lameness

Intertrigo

Intestinal colic

Intestinal spasms

Intestinal stasis

Iridocyclitis*

Iron deficiency anemia

Irritable bladder

Irritable bowel syndrome

Iritis

Itch

K

Keloids

Keratitis

Keratoderma

Kidney stones

Korsakoff’s psychosis

L

Lactorrhea

Laryngitis

Lateral pharyngitis

Lateral sclerosis, amyotrophic

Lead poisoning*

Lentigo (liver spots)

Leucopenia

Leukoplakia

Leukorrhea

Lichen planus

Lipid metabolism disturbance

Lipoma

Liver abscess*

Liver damage and cirrhosis of the liver*

Liver overload, functional

Lumbago

Lupus erythematosus*

Lymphadenitis and lymphangitis

Lymphadenopathy

Lymphatism

Lymphedema

Lymphogranuloma, inguinal

M

Malaria

Macular degeneration

Malabsorption

Malaise (See also Exhaustion)

Malignant anthrax*

Mania

Mastitis

Mastodynia

Mastoiditis

Measles

Megacolon

Melancholia

Ménière’s syndrome

Meningeal reactions

Meningism

Meningitis

Menopause

Menorrhagia

Menstrual disorders

Meteorism

Metritis, parametritis

Microsporea

Migraine

Milk secretion (to promote)

Mononucleosis, infectious (glandular fever)

Morning sickness

Motion sickness

Multiple sclerosis*

Mumps

Muscular atrophy

Muscular dystrophy,* progressive

Muscular rheumatism

Myasthenia gravis*

Mycosis

Myelitis

Myocardial infarction* (as auxiliary remedies)

Myocarditis*

Myoma uteri (fibroid uterus)

Myopia

Myotonia

Myositis ossificans

Myxedema*

N

Naevi

Nasal polyps

Nephrolithiasis* (kidney stones)

Nephrosclerosis*

Nephrosis

Nephrotic syndrome*

Nervousness

Nervous system imbalances, autonomic

Neuralgia

Neurasthenia

Neuritis, optical

Neurodermatitis

Neuroma of a stump

Neurocirculatory asthenia

Neurodystrophy

Neurogenic hypotension (orthostatic hypotension).

Neuroma

Neurosis

Neurotic depression

Nevi

Nutritional disorders in infants

O

Obesity (adiposis)

Obstetrics (general)

Oedema

Oedema (swelling)

Olfactory and gustatory senses, disturbance of

Onchomycosis

Onychorrhexis

Oophoritis*

Orchitis

Organic psychosis syndrome

Ostealgia

Osteoarthritis

Osteochondrosis

Osteomalacia

Osteomyelitis*

Osteophytes of the heels

Osteoporosis

Otitis externa

Otitis media, acute*

Otoliths

Otorrhea

Otosclerosis

Ovarian cysts

Ovarian insufficiency

Ovaritis

Oxaluria

Ozena

Ozaena

P

Pain

Pancreatic failure, excretory

Pancreatic fibrosis

Pancreatitis*

Papilloma (of the bladder)

Paradentosis

Paralysis*

Paralysis, general*

Parametritis

Paraplegia*

Paresis

Parkinson’s disease*

Paronychia

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.)*

Pemphigus

Periarteritis nodosa*

Periartheritis calcaria (myositis ossificans)

Periarthritis, humeroscapular

Periarthritis, scapulohumeral

Pericarditis

Peridontosis

Peripheral vascular disease

Peritonitis

Pertussis*

Peyronie’s disease

Pfeiffer’s disease

Pharyngeal tonsils, hypertrophy of

Pharyngitis

Phlebitis

Phobias

Pityriasis versicolor

Plantar fasciitis

Plethora

Pleurisy*

Pneumoconiosis

Pneumonia*

Pneumopathy, eosinophilic

Polyarthritis

Polyneuritis

Polyneuropathy

Polyposis coli

Polyps

Polyuria

Porphyria*

Precancerous dermatitis

Precancerous state

Premenstrual syndrome

Proctitis, periproctitis

Prolapse, anal and rectal

Prolapsus ani et recti

Prolapsus uteri

Prolapse, uterine

Prostatic hypertrophy, benign

Prostatitis

Pruritus

Psittacosis

Psoriasis

Psychic symptoms

Pulmonary fibrosis

Pulmonary hemorrhage

Pulmonary tuberculosis

Pulpitis

Purpura hemorrhagica

Pyelitis and pyelonephritis*

Pylorospasm

Q

Quinsy*

R

Radiation sickness

Ranula (sublingual cysts)

Reactive depressive syndrome

Recto-uterine abscess*

Reiter’s syndrome

Renal atrophy

Renal edema*

Renal failure*

Renal secretions, disturbance of

Restless leg syndrome

Reticulocytosis

Retinal detachment*

Retinitis

Retinitis pigmentosa*

Retroflexion, uterine

Rhagades

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rhinitis

Rhinitis, acute

Rhinitis, allergic

Rhinophyma

Rhinorrhea

Rickets*

Ringworm of the nails

Roemheld’s syndrome

Rosacea

Rubella

Rubeola morbilli

S

Salpingitis

Scabies

Scarlatina

Schizoid conditions

Sciatica

Scleritis

Scleroderma

Scotoma*

Scrofulosis

Scurvy

Sebacious cyst (adenoma)

Seborrhea

Senile heart*

Sheehan’s syndrome* (pituitary insufficiency)

Shingles

Shock, conditions of, traumatic*

Shoulder-hand syndrome

Sicca syndrome

Siderosis

Silicosis

Simmond’s disease

Sinus-empyema

Sinusitis

Sinusitis, acute

Sinusitis, chronic

Sjögren’s syndrome

Sleep disturbances

Smoker’s lung

Snake bite*

Solar dermatitis

Spasms

Speech disorders

Spinal paralysis, spastic*

Spondylosis

Sports injuries

Sprains

Stasis, venous

Status asthmaticus

Status epilepticus

Stenocardia

Sterility

Stomatitis aphthosa

Strangury

Stress

Stroke* (hemorrhagic or embolic)

Struma

Strumectomy, condition after

Stumps, painful

Styloiditis (radii)

Subluxations*

Sudeck’s atrophy

Sudoresis of the feet (excessive perspiration)

Sunburn

Sunstroke

Suppuration

Sural spasms

Sweat glands, disorders of

Synovitis

T

Tabes dorsalis (tertiary syphilis)

Tachycardia, paroxysmal

Tears, excessive

Telangiectasia

Tendosynovitis

Tendovaginitis

Tenesmus of the G-I tract

Tenesmus of the urinary tract

Tennis elbow

Testicular atrophy

Tetany

Therapeutical damage

Thrombangitis obliterans

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombophlebitis

Thrush (mucocutaneous candidiasis)

Thyrotoxicosis

Thyroidectomy (cervical syndrome)

Thyroiditis

Tibia, pain in

Tic, convulsive

Tinnitus aurium

TMJ Syndrome

Tongue, burning sensation of

Tongue, condition of

Tonsillar hypertrophy

Tonsillitis

Tooth extraction

Torticollis, spasmodic

Toxoplasmosis*

Tracheitis

Travel sickness

Trichinosis

Trigeminal neuralgia

Tuberculosis of the lungs*

Tumor albicans* (fungal ball)

Tumour albus

Typhoid fever*

U

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcers, corneal

Ulcers, crural

Ulcers, duodenal (PUD)

Ulcers, lower leg

Unrest, motor

Urethral stricture

Urethritis, non-specific*

Urinary tract infection, acute

Urinary tract infection, chronic

Urticaria

Uveitis

V

Vaginal atrophy

Vaginitis

Vagotonia

Varicella

Varicose veins

Verrucae (warts)

Vertigo

Vesicular eruptions (in general and on the conjunctiva)

Veterinary medicine

Viral diseases

Vitiligo

Vitreous body, opacity of

Vomiting

W

Warts

Whooping cough

Wounds