The use of homeopathic medicines in curing non-communicable diseases can be explained by the use of the theory of immunology only which could not be done only by the use of the doctrine of homeopathy “like cures like or Similia Similibus Curantur”. If we could assist the system of homeopathy by the concept of “antigen-antibody” of immunology, it would have been easier for the ancient and modern schools of medicine to join hands in treating diseases by the attenuated forms of pathogenetic natural substances together with bacterial endotoxins which was developed by Jules T Freund (vide Freund’s complete and incomplete adjuvants). The followers of modern medicine failed to accept the concept of immunostimulation by the use of adjuvants due to the failure to apply the adjuvants by the injectable form, which was successful for the animal model. If the oral use of the adjuvants used in homeopathy could be made acceptable to the followers of modern medicine, the impediments of the concept of immunomodulation due to the failure of the application of the concept of immunostimulation by injectable form of adjuvants could have been overcome. Instead of using the artificially developed cytokines, if the cytokines could have been developed in human body by the application of attenuated adjuvants of homeopathy, the adverse reactions caused by the application of injectable form of cytokines in treating various viral diseases could have been eliminated with success in curing viral diseases like hepatitis, etc. This concept of homeopathic use of attenuated natural pathogenetic drugs from the early stage of diseases before the immune system has suffered great amount of damage caused by powerful immuno-suppressive drugs used in allopathy, it would have helped the scientists of modern medicine to avoid various therapeutic approaches which is causing diseases to be more incurable and economically more costly to be treated and making people less productive due to repeated and prolonged diseases.
Homeopathy can prevent and cure the following Auto-immune Diseases.
Auto-immune diseases are produced when bacteria and viruses enter into human body and take shelter in various organs inside cells. When they accumulate in large numbers, the immune system produce antibodies to attack and destroy them. During this process of action, they by mistake produce antibodies against the cells inside which the viruses have taken shelter. These antibodies destroy the viruses together with the cells. This can take place against the Kidneys and cause a disease named Glomerulonephritis. This disease is very commonly found and the only treatment is using steroids named Prednisolone injection, which slowly damages the kidneys and the next step is dialysis and kidney transplantation. These are all expensive treatments and involve a huge amount of money for the people as well as for the nation.
The following is a list of Auto-immune diseases which are caused by the viral attacks, which damages various organs and the conventional treatment is almost the same, that is to use the steroids to suppress or make the immune system inactive so that the body cannot produce the antibodies to destroy the viruses as well as the cells giving shelter to the viruses. These Auto-immune diseases are the majority of the diseases called non-communicable diseases, which make millions of people disabled and destroy their capability to contribute to the economy of the nations of the world. Some of the Auto-immune diseases are:
Autoimmune thrombocytopenic purpura, Autoimmune urticaria, Autoimmune pancreatitis, Autoimmune hepatitis, Autoimmune hemolytic anemia, Autoimmune aplastic anemia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Alopecia areata, Berger’s disease, Diabetes mellitus type 1, Discoid lupus erythematosus, Celiac disease, Glomerulonephritis, Gastritis, Myasthenia gravis, Rheumatic fever, Rheumatoid arthritis, Vitiligo, Psoriatic arthritis, Psoriasis, Systemic Lupus erythematosus (SLE), etc.
If Homeopathic treatment is applied for all these diseases before the viruses can enter deep into the cells and excite the immune system to make wrong decision to destroy the cells containing the viruses, that is before the onset of the process of autoimmunity, (which means the immune system acts against one’s own self), there would have been no occurrence of so many diseases and no loss of so many lives and consequently no loss of national and global exchequer.
To achieve this goal to combat Auto-immune diseases, the homeopathic practitioners should not feel disturbed by the cumbersome names of the diseases. We shall have to remember only few aspects, such as:
(1) The Auto-immune diseases are caused by repeated suppression of symptoms like fever, pain, etc. from our early life by the application of anti-pyretic (anti-fever), anti-allergic, anti-diarrheal, medicines of conventional (allopathic) system of medicine, which prevents the killing of bacteria and viruses.
(2) Suppression of skin diseases like eczema, dandruff, etc. by non-steroidal or steroidal ointments; ear, nose and eye drops, etc. which stop the process of elimination of toxic substances.
(3) Surgical removal of organs like tonsils, appendix, gall bladder, etc. which damages normal functioning of the immune system.
(4) Use of cosmetics for screening sunrays and help anti-aging, which destroys saprophytes (healthy bacteria).
Above all, all the diseases from the early life should be treated homeopathically and it possible, would be parents should be treated, even at the time of pregnancy, by homeopathy to prevent bacteria and viruses from entering into the fetus by crossing the placental barrier.
For those, who are already attacked with Auto-immunity, can be treated and cured by homeopathy by selecting medicines which arouses the reactive vitality of the system to bring the suppressed symptoms to the surface (as Dr. H. C Allen wrote in his book “ The Materia Medica Of Nosodes”), and to apply homeopathic medicine based on the new symptoms.
In this way, we can achieve the goal of keeping the mischievous micro-organisms from entering and establishing their domain inside our healthy human body, to confuse our intelligent immune system to take wrong decisions to generate antibodies to destroy our vital cells instead of viruses.
There is an old adage, “A stitch in time saves nine.” When a child suffers from allergic symptoms, if we apply anti allergic drugs, the symptoms subside but the intensity of diseases increase day by day and we ultimately take the help of steroids, which damages the capacity of the immune system to fight bacteria and viruses and their toxic products. This helps the children to be attacked with more virulent viruses and become store house of toxic deposits. This leads our children towards more severe diseases and end up in cancerous diseases.
Instead of using anti allergic drugs, if we use homeopathic medicines which help the liver to digest the toxins and throw them off through the excretory system, the toxins cannot reach the skin to produce allergic symptoms and child will grow up with a healthy immune system to fight with all types of bacteria and viruses which lead us towards cancer by changing the DNA of healthy human cells.
If we, the homeopathic practitioners can convince the people about this simple beneficial aspect of homeopathy, the modern hospitals would not be crowded with sick people all over the world.
The suppression of the toxins by the help of anti allergic drugs compels our physiological system to be saturated with toxic substances which cause the kidneys to produce renin to excite the heart to raise the blood pressure of human body to help increase the flow of blood through the kidneys and to get free from toxic products.
At that time, if we use Rauwolfia Serpentina, Berberis Vulgaris, Thalaspi bursa pastoris, etc. homeopathic drugs, the blood will be free from toxic substances and the kidneys will stop production of renin and the blood pressure will become normal (vide internet for Renin-angiotensin system).
But according to the conventional medicine, medicines are used for vasodilation, ACE inhibition, calcium channel blocking, etc. which does not help to throw off the toxin like homeopathic medication and cause damage to the kidneys.This leads the people to go for the expensive system of treatment called hemodialysis. When innocent people start taking anti-hypertensive drugs for decreasing blood pressure, they do not know the ultimate goal of kidney failure and the painful expensive process of hemodialysis.
This is a sheer process of causing damage to the national economy and productivity of human population (To be continued).
The offensive role of allopathy should be clearly explained to make people really understand the need of homeopathy to make people free from diseases. If we do not understand how allopathy actually cause harm to human body by giving quick relief from sufferings from diseases. General people are not given this information which is deceiving people and make them inclined towards allopathy. The followers of homeopathy are trying to play a role of amicable and friendly with the followers of allopathic system. They do not want to express the harmful effects of allopathic system to the general mass of people. This is because the allopathic community has made the homeopathic community demoralized by some aspects like the non existence of medicinal substance in ultra diluted homeopathic medicines. This theory has made the homeopathic community believe that they are actually deceiving people by giving them placebo i.e. plain water without any medicine, which means that in the name of treatment, the homeopathic doctors are actually cheating people. This inferiority complex has made homeopathic doctors to think themselves as criminals and a low grade of people without the sense of morality.
Now we are going to expose certain facts about medical science which will help the homeopathic doctors with a new feeling of confidence about the true evaluation of the beneficial role of homeopathy. For this, we have to know something about the science of immunology. According to this science, our body is kept clean from bacteria and viruses and other toxic substances, which are the major cause of diseases, by a substance called cytokines. There are many types of cytokines, each one has a especial type of function. These cytokines exist in our body in very microscopic small size, and in a very diluted form called picomolar (10-12) concentrations. These cytokines become more powerful and active in greater dilutions. From this information we come to know that, when the scientists tried to apply these cytokines in high concentration, the function of these cytokines became very toxic and damaged organs like liver, etc. In case of hepatitis, when the cytokine named interferon was applied, the hepatitis virus was found to be destroyed but the liver was damaged causing cirrhosis of liver. This caused the liver specialists to stop the use of interferon in Bangladesh. Like this we can see many instances where increase in dilution caused the effectiveness of medicinal substances rather than the increase of concentration. This approves the beneficial effect of using phytotoxins (toxin from plants) in homeopathic drugs like the use of Podophylum in high dilution at a greater intensity than the concentrated form in the mother tincture, not preferred in homeopathy.
Understanding homeopathy in the light of immunology, to develop an alternative medicinal formula, to overcome the impediments of immunology and homeopathy, to combat diseases due to immunological disorders.
(For more than a century, the homeopaths tried to establish homeopathy as scientific method to cure diseases, but failed to do so. The doctrines of organan were based on some hypothetical concepts which could not be explained on a scientific basis. In order to establish homeopathy on a more dependable ground for the benefit of suffering humanity, we decided to take a different approach which is going to be explained in this text.
An alternative approach to explain homeopathy in the light of immunology
to make it acceptable to the followers of modern allopathic system of medicine and to show them how homeopathy can be used in the fields where modern allopathic medications like cytokines, failed to achieve their desired goals to combat diseases caused by immunological disorders. This article was presented at the four international seminars held in Bangladesh in the year 2000).
Efforts to increase the capacity of the immune system, to keep human body free from diseases by the method of detoxification, started from the development of the science of immunology. The bone marrow, which produces blood cells, is the source of that capacity of the immune system to combat external invaders. Due to various reasons, especially due to lack of exposure to the Ultra violet rays from solar radiation, the bone marrow gets weaker and produces weak and inefficient blood cells like the farm animals. No medicine has yet been developed in any system of medicine, which can make the bone marrow healthier and stronger to generate healthy and efficient blood cells to fight foreign micro-organisms.
The failure on the part of the scientists to increase the efficiency of bone marrow to produce healthy blood cells, has compelled them to develop the system of controlling the receptors, enzymes, ion-channels
and the carrier molecules with the help of medicines called channel blockers, inhibitors, etc. By controlling these bio-chemical processes in the cells, with the help of drugs, majority of the diseases caused by
immunological disorders like hypertension, hyperacidity, gastric ulcer, allergy, etc. arebeing controlled now a days.
But this method of palliation is short acting and needs regular use of drugs. These drugs do not help to detoxify the human body but keep the disease symptoms under control and help people to lead an apparently
normal life. But a careful study shows that the intensity of the diseases go on increasing which require to increase the dosage of drugs. In the long run, due to controlling various natural processes of the physiological system by external means of medication, the complexity of the diseases go on increasing and various organs like kidney, liver, heart, etc. gradually get damaged and ultimately stop functioning properly. But people are happy with these palliative drugs due to the prompt relief they get from this mode of medication and also due to their ignorance about the damage which is being done to the immune system by this mode of treatment, which is the root cause of all the malignant incurable diseases from cold allergy, asthma, diabetes, cancer, etc. called diseases due to immunological disorders.
But if we consider the curative action obtained by the use of the naturopathic medicines in the systems of Ayurveda (Herbal) & homeopathic medicine, we can find that the curative processes are long lasting which
keep the human body free from the burden of toxins and people enjoy much more healthier disease free life without the tendency of getting attacked with the malignant and deadly diseases mentioned above. From our observation, it appears that the curative processes rendered by those naturopathic systems might have acted like the systems proved by the scientist Dr. Jules T. Freund in the year 1942, who used the adjuvants in the injectable form to obtain the process of immunostimulation in animal models but was found to be highly toxic for human use (vide internet for “Freund’s complete adjuvant”). Freund’s system of immunostimulation or immunomodulation could not be used extensively on human body due to the failure to develop adjuvants suitable for parenteral (injectable) use for human being. Experiments were carried out by the scientists, to find adjuvants suitable for parenteral (injectable) use for a period of 20 years and was then abandoned forever. The failure to utilize such an ideal method of cure by detoxification by modulating the immune system with the help of natural toxic substances, stopped the way of utilizing the toxic substances as modulators of the T and B-cells, to take measures to identify and eliminate the disease producing toxins called antigens in the language of immunology.
But the scientists found out substances called cytokines produced in human body to control the immune system. These cytokines are now produced in-vitro and used for controlling immune system. But after
clinical trials, they are found to be toxic and almost failed to do the task of immunomodulation to detoxify and make human body disease free, like the naturally generated cytokines produced by the immune system in-vivo in case of any attack from micro-organisms. Our attempt is to compare the ancient oral use of toxic drugs from plants, minerals, animals and bacterial origin with the use of Freund’s complete adjuvant.
If the oral use of toxic drugs of naturopathic systems can be proved to be an alternative to the injectable method of Freund’s complete adjuvant for the process of immunopotentiation, the impediments of
modern medicine to use the ideal method of cure by the help of detoxification could be overcome. This effort to give a scientific explanation of the ancient systems of naturopathy, will help to avoid the use of palliative and immunosuppressive drugs and will stop the process of gradual degradation of the immune system leading towards the immuno-compromised condition of human body prone to be attacked with viruses like HIV, bird flu, mad cow disease and other malignant diseases and will save billions of dollars in health care research globally.
In the ancient times, all the systems of medicine, including the allopathic system, used the toxic substances obtained from natural sources of plants, minerals, chemicals, animals and bacterial origin (vide the book
of Materia Medica by William Hale-White 1935 edition). But they did not have the clear conception about how those natural toxic substances helped to cure diseases, due to their lack of knowledge about immunology. In order to increase the curative effect, scientists of conventional medicine tried to isolate the alkaloids from plants which increased the toxic effects of the drugs further, which produced medicinal aggravation called drug disease, which was reduced by the system of attenuation developed by homeopathy. With the discovery of bacteria and antibiotics, the followers of germ theory became more confident about their concept over the concept of the followers of naturopathy. Simultaneously, a new branch of medicine named immunology was developed which discovered the systems of vaccination. This brought a great success for the followers of germ theory. But the scientists of modern medicine still faced great hindrance to deal with the non-infections diseases, which consisted of majority of the diseases from allergy to cancer. Scientists found out that the immune system, which helped to keep the human body free from antigens or toxins to maintain healthy life, sometimes failed to act with accuracy.
The over or under activity of the immune system developed various illnesses caused by reactions like (i) hypersensitivity, (ii) Cytotoxicity, (iii) Immune complexity, (iv) autoimmunity & (v) immunodeficiency. The bulk of non-infectious diseases are caused by these five reactions of immune system, which we are going to explain in brief. The white blood cells are known to the common people as the soldiers of defense mechanism, which keep the human body free from foreign invaders with their act of scavenging. These white blood cells (WBC) possess an inherent capacity to differentiate and identify the toxic and non-toxic ingredients of human body. While destroying the toxic ingredients, they sometimes excite the healthy cells to produce substances called histamine which cause allergy, this reaction is called Hypersensitivity reaction Sometimes they destroy healthy cells and cause anemia, that reaction is called cytotoxic reaction. Sometimes they combine with toxic substances called immune complex substances, which damage adjacent healthy tissues and cause diseases like eczema, psoriasis, leprosy, hepatitis, rheumatoid arthritis, liver cirrhosis and even cancer, etc., which is called Immune complex reaction. Sometimes the army of defense system makes mistakes and begins to destroy substances like insulin and cause diabetes and other deadly diseases like SLE, glomerulonephritis, infertility, etc. This reaction is called autoimmunity. The fifth reaction is caused when
the defense mechanism becomes totally inactive allows the invaders to enter into the human body and roam about freely and render the person subjected to the continuous processes of diseases beginning from cold
allergy to cancer, this reaction is called immunodeficiency.
To handle the diseases caused by these five reactions called immunological disorders, scientists developed anti-allergic drugs and also drugs called steroid etc., to suppress the immune system to stop the over-activity of the defense forces. To increase the under activity called immunodeficiency, they developed immunoglobulin (IG) to apply from external sources, which is very expensive and not very much accurate in activity.
The other method is called bone marrow transplantation which is both expensive and risky. This failure on the part of the scientists of conventional medicine to control the immunological disorders by the method of detoxification, could be overcome by the oral application of natural toxic substances as is done in the naturopathic systems of medicine together with the oral use of the products of bacterial endotoxins used in homeopathy. This mode of application of combined form of antigenic (toxic) substances resembles the system of application of Freund’s complete adjuvant (toxic natural substances with the bacterial product). The difference lies only in the mode of administration. The naturopathic systems like Ayurveda (herbal) system do not use the bacterial products, which is only done in homeopathy. This similarity of alternative mode of application of the Freund’s complete adjuvant was observed by us in the year 1973 and we named the
homeopathic use of natural toxins with the bacterial products as combined oral micro-immunotherapy (COMIT) previously named as Dynamised Micro-immunotherapy by Dr. O. A. Julian. But this concept of immunomodulation probably acted in the humoral and cellular level and could not fulfill the task of bone marrow stimulation, which is the actual site of origin of immunological activity, where the products used as adjuvants could not reach to fulfill the purpose of rectification of the controlling center of the immune mechanism. In our research, this point was taken into consideration and the modified concept of oral immunomodulation based on Freund’s concept of immunomodulation with the help of adjuvants was modified by making the use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium in the minute dose together with the natural herbal and the bacterial products simultaneously. This made the breakthrough in achieving the effect of bone marrow stimulation which could not be achieved by the use of natural herbal and bacterial products alone. The use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium in the minute dose together with the natural and the bacterial products simultaneously as is done in homeopathy, makes it more competent in curing diseases by the immune system than any other systems of medicine. This makes homeopathy superior to the system of modern conventional medicine, which failed to achieve its desired goal of immunomodulation with the help of cytokines (vide internet). This is possible by homeopathy because it can achieve the effect of bone marrow stimulation. The use of various toxic substances in the attenuated oral formmakes homeopathy effective in modulating the immune system in the humoral,cellular and medullar levels i.e. antibody mediated, cell mediated and bone marrow (stem cell) mediated immune reactions respectively.The use of radioactive products like Uranium and Radium for the purpose of bone marrow stimulation was made more effective and with less medicinal aggravation by the use of two other homeopathic medicines named X-ray and Sol, both developed by Dr. Bernhardt Fincke MD (vide A Dictionary of Practical Materia Medica by Dr. John Henry Clarke MD).
The systematic use of the above mentioned homeopathic medicines based on the concept of homeopathic symptomatology together with the concept of immunomodulation in immunology for the purpose of total annihilation of the genetically inherited toxicity called miasmatic defects in classical homeopathy, gave us tremendous success in curing diseases due to immunological disorders, which is beyond the imagination to be achieved by classical homeopathy alone.
The purpose of these article is to make the homeopathic community aware about the concept of homeopathic cure in the light of immunology, which was initiated by Dr. O A Julian of France, who died in 1984. After his demise, nobody came forward to take the initiative of explaining homeopathic cure in the light of “Dynamized Micro-immunotherapy” or modern immunology.
I believe, this scientific explanation of the principle of homeopathy postulated by the dictum “Similia Similibus Curantur” will help the followers of modern medicine to realize the concept of homeopathy for which they are trying to reach the goal of stimulating the immune system to destroy the living and non-living toxins by the help of cytokines called interferons and interleukins.
It is a matter of great tragedy that, the scientists of modern medicine could not accept the approach of oral application as they did in case of polio vaccine to avoid the harmful effect of injectable form of polio vaccine, which caused serious paralytic effect for millions of children worldwide.
I believe, my effort to create awareness among the followers of conventional medicine regarding the oral application of diluted natural toxins by the system of selection by symptom analogy adopted in homeopathy, will help their conscience to be aroused to understand the detrimental effect of using cytokines in massive doses by the parenteral or injectable route.
This minor change of their decision will help save billions of people from the destructive effect of using the alternative approach of using immuno-suppressive drugs instead of immunomodulation or
Perhaps you are not aware of the fact that, our body is gradually losing its capacity to fight diseases. The of developed a kind of substance named cytokines to increase that capacity but failed to achieve success.
Due to this failure, we are gradually proceeding towards a serious physical condition when our body cannot maintain its purity and become full of toxic substances. In that situation the healthy human cells are converted into harmful cells called
called Homeomodulation which can resist the process of malignancy successfully, which we are going to narrate in detail. or cancer cells. These harmful cells slowly kill us and no medicine can resist that process of death. We have developed a new system
When people get sick, they go to the doctors and take medicine according to his suggestions. But people never bother to know the complicated processes which cause the diseases. We are going to narrate the facts behind the real cause of most of the obstinate diseases which we do not know. We shall show that the real causes are very much different from what we generally know about the cause of the diseases. To understand the actual cause of disease, we shall have to know something about a science called Immunology which deals with the .
In this is a defense mechanism which protects us from the attack of foreign microorganisms called bacteria and viruses. These foreign invaders enter into our body to have their food and shelter and for reproduction. During this process, they produce some toxic substances which disturb the normal functioning of the organs like liver, kidney, etc. of our body. A human body cannot tolerate this pollution and begin to destroy the toxins. Thus a fight starts inside our body, which creates some uneasy feelings like fever, pain, headache, diarrhea etc. We call these feelings dis-ease.
If somebody has a strong and efficient immune system, the duration of this fight will last for a short time or will be negligible. So a man with a healthy immune system will never experience diseased condition in his life time. The efficiency of immune system depends on the capacity of the white blood cells to destroy the foreign invaders. These white blood cells are generated inside the bone marrow. If a man has healthy bone marrow, his white blood cells will be healthy and capable of destroying the foreign invaders without a prolonged war. So to keep a man healthy, the scientists should have something which can penetrate the bone and can make the bone marrow healthy.
But there is not a single substance which can do this job. Yes, no medical
scientist has yet been successful to identify and develop a substance which can
perform this great task of stimulating the bone marrow which is the root of the
origin of the immune system.
The failure to develop such a substance has compelled the scientists to adopt an
alternative way to keep the painful symptoms of disease under control by the
application of medicines called palliative drugs, which does not eliminate the
cause of the disease i.e. the microorganisms. Rather it damages the strength of
the immune system further helping more powerful microorganisms to enter and
create more severe diseases. Based on this information, we are going to explain how we can avoid this process of treating diseases, without causing any harm to the human body.
I, as the researcher in alternative medicine and immunology, have been observing the progress of conventional allopathic medicine and came to learn about the impediments caused by the mode of application of the cytokines. Instead of, oral application of substances which can stimulate the bone marrow to produce the correct type of blood to generate the exact quantity of cytokines required to fight and destroy the exact type of microorganisms, the scientists of immunotherapy applied an externally produced cytokine in a massive dose by the parenteral (injectable) route which caused the damaged to the existing capacity of the immune system, instead of rejuvenating it.Considering these facts, we began to search some natural substances which can act as oral adjuvants to generate the correct type of cytokines by the immune system without causing the detrimental
effect like the artificially produced cytokines. This search began in the year
1983 and we could select and identify few substances which can play the role of
alternative to the injectable form of immunotherapy. This helped us to make a
breakthrough in curing most obstinate incurable diseases which could have never been attained in the history of medicine. About the complete findings, we shall be sharing with the fellow researchers in near future.