Every day, innumerable number of viruses enter into human body in search of food and shelter and for reproduction. During their stay, they produce toxic waste and pollute the internal environment of human body. This pollution cause disturbance to the normal functioning of the organs of our body and create various diseases.
Our body is protected from the attack of these microscopic invaders by a defense mechanism called immune system. There are various components of the immune system called T-cell, B-cell, Antibody, Complement, etc. When the viruses enter into our body, a fight begins between the defense forces and the micro invaders. In order to excite the defense forces to be mobilized to begin the fight with the foreign invaders, various symptoms like fever, pain, cough, sneezing, catarrh, diarrhea, dysentery, offensive discharges, etc. begin which produce discomfort to us and we call them dis-ease or diseases. In fact, these symptoms are not diseases. Rather they are the mechanisms required by the human body to excite the total immune system to complete the total process of making the body free from toxins. Hence these symptoms are beneficial and not harmful for human body.
But the scientists of medicine tried to ease these symptoms to give relief from sufferings and developed medicines to remove those symptoms. This caused the defense system to stop the process of destruction of viruses and helped the viruses to enter deep into human body and stay for a longer period of time. This prolonged stay of viruses inside human body causes various harmful effects, because the effort of the defense system to destroy the viruses does never end. Rather it goes on and during the process of destroying viruses in the deeper regions of human body, it damages healthy cells and generates various complex diseases such as anemia, asthma, eczema, gastric ulcer, arthritis, diabetes, etc. Ultimately, there are viruses which can change the human DNA into viral DNA and produce cancer cells.
Thus we see that, the process of stopping the initial allergic symptoms to give relief from the painful symptoms such as fever, ache, cold, inflammation, allergy, etc. by palliative drugs used in conventional allopathic system of medicine, is the root cause of almost all the diseases which invite the use of palliative drugs for hypertension, diabetes, etc. causing further damage to the vital organs like kidney, liver, heart, etc.
Therefore, the system of avoiding the painful processes of detoxification by modern medicine is the real cause of creating the most complicated diseases leading towards complex and malignant diseases.
Now, let us see how the medications used in conventional and homeopathic systems of medicine act in the process of controlling the diseases caused by viruses.
During any viral attack, the human body produces two substances namely prostaglandin and histamine to generate fever, pain and other allergic symptoms to excite the immune system to mobilize the related cellular fighting forces to destroy viruses and toxins produced by viruses.
In conventional medicine, the medicinal substances named Paracetamol and antihistamine are used to destroy prostaglandin and histamine respectively, to arrest the above mentioned allergic symptoms but they do not help the immune system to destroy the viruses. As a result, the invading viruses remain unharmed and continue their process of damaging the healthy cells and produce deadly diseases.
How homeopathic cure can be explained in the light of Freund’s concept of immunopotentiation:-
To understand the curative process of homeopathic medicines, we have to understand the concept of immunopotentiation by the help of a mixture of substances called Freund’s Complete Adjuvant, developed by Dr. Jules T Freund in the year 1942. He was an immunologist, who injected some natural inorganic substances with killed mycobacteria of tuberculosis together in the body of an animal model with cancerous tumor and found that those malignant tumors disappeared. This process of stimulating the immune system by the help of some foreign substances to destroy similar toxic substances in the form of tumor could not be applied on human models due to high toxicity. After 20 years’ of research, this concept of stimulating the immune system by the help of foreign toxic substances applied in the injectable form was abandoned. But unfortunately, this idea was never applied in the oral route of administration.
But if we compare the Freund’s system with the naturopathic and homeopathic systems where we use phytotoxic substances from plants orally as medicinal substances, we find a similarity between these two systems. In spite of the difference in the mode of administration, the similarity lies in the pathogenecity of the substances used in both the systems. By comparison, we can infer that in both the systems, the toxic substances probably excited the immune system to generate the right type of antibody to destroy the toxin or antigen which caused the disease in both the animal and human models. This hypothetical concept helps us to understand the curability of toxic pathogenetic substances used not only in homeopathy or herbal system of medicine but also in the conventional system of medicine at the beginning of the nineteenth century.
This hypothetical concept of homeopathic cure by the help of immunology, will help us to understand the homeopathic concept of “Similia Similibus Curantur or Like Cures Like” postulated by Hahneman with a stronger scientific ground and will make the concept more acceptable to the followers of modern medicine.
Based on the above hypothetical explanation of homeopathic cure, we can draw a conclusion as follows:-
If we use the homeopathic medicines for the relief of early symptoms like pain, fever, cough, itching, allergy, etc., then the human body generates the right type of antibody to destroy the toxic homeopathic medicines, which destroy the homeopathic medicines as well as the invading viruses without causing prolonged symptoms of sufferings.
This effect of homeopathic drugs produced by various toxic pathogenetic (disease producing) substances can be easily understood by the system of immunopotentiation developed by Dr. Jules T Freund, mentioned above. His system of using toxic substances to excite the immune system was successful on animal model only and could not be applied on human body, parenterally i.e. by injection. But by oral application used in herbal and homeopathic systems, we can achieve the same effect of immunopotentiation without causing any harmful effect on human body. This concept of oral application of exciting the immune system by foreign toxic substances to fight diseases was not known at the time of development of homeopathic or herbal systems of medicine, which led the scientists of modern medicine to abandon the system of using toxic substances to generate the right type of cytokines to create the exact type of antibodies to destroy the toxic medicinal substances together with the naturally acquired viruses.
Thus the modified theory of immunology namely, (1) The parenteral use of Freund’s concept of immunopotentiation by the help of foreign toxic substances modified into the oral use and (2) Selection of the said toxic substances by the help of symptom analogy developed by Hahneman, will help us to remove the impediments of modern medicine to combat all types of diseases without damaging immune system by the help of palliative and immunosuppressive drugs used today.
In course of destroying the homeopathic medicinal substances, the defense system simultaneously destroys the invading viruses of similar toxic pathogenetic nature. Thus the destruction of viruses is achieved in a complete and painless way, which is not possible by the conventional system of medicine by the palliative process of medication.
This explanation of homeopathic cure was not given in the Organon of Medicine by Semuel Hahneman due to lack of development of immunology during his time.
Thus we see that with this explanation of homeopathic cure in the light of immunology, only homeopathic medication can help the scientists of medicine to eliminate deadly complex and malignant diseases from human body.