of Organic Pathology
This 6 step organization of cellular
or organ-wide strategies to detoxify and heal is based on
the work of the German dentist, medical doctor and homeopath
H. H. Reckeweg. What follows is a typical succession of steps
our body will coordinate.
At first our body will try radical steps
to remove toxins. Later steps merely try to hold or minimize
and slow the progression of toxicity and regression of vital
energy. The Chinese model of six stages first discussed in
the Shang Han Lun in the 2nd century before Christ is a similar
formulation of the struggle between the toxic and chaotic
or rigid and entropic forces and the forces of righteous qi,
the correct and organized potential of the human.
The first Excretion phase is an activation
of a dramatic cleanup measure. I liken it to cleaning the
driveway by squirting water out of a hose and flushing it
to the curb. Sweat, tears, urine, mucus and any other physiological
fluid whose increased production might flush toxins out of
the body can be strategically used to detoxify. Note that
sweat and fever (the next phase) are typical biologically
stereotyped and coordinated proactive efforts to rid the body
of toxins in a dramatic way. They are seen in colds or flu's.
They are seen in a stronger way in children whose lower toxic
load allows for a stronger program of detoxification. Similarly,
diarrhea or vomiting are therapeutic attempts to rid the body
Note that the first 2 phases produce
uncomfortable feelings. But suppressing these attempts to
drain toxins can prolong or complicate the course of a disease.
The cosmetic industry sells sweat inhibiting products to Americans
by promoting a fear of loss of sexual attractiveness if one's
body has an odor--ignoring the fact that some odors are known
to have an aphrodisiac effect.
Next step downhill: [
phase2 ] Next step uphill:
[ Dysfunction ]