What is Homotoxicology?

Developed by Dr. Hans Heinrich Reckeweg, in the 1950's, homotoxicology is the study of the influence of toxins on the human organism. A German MD and homeopath, Dr Reckeweg sought to combine the strengths of classical homeopathy with modern medical science. The resulting synthesis provides a bridge between homeopathy and conventional western medicine.

In homotoxicology, diseases are considered to be ultimately caused by toxins, whether from stress, external pathogens such as allergens, pollution, toxins in food or food sensitivities, medications, radiation, bacteria, viruses or parasites, or internal processes such as histamine reactions, free radicals or metabolic imbalances (such as blood sugar).

Every illness is due therefore to the effects of homotoxins. Furthermore, disease symptoms are said to be the result of the body’s attempt to heal itself and should not necessarily be suppressed.