Homotoxicology is a scientifically proven and extensively researched medical practice, that studies the influences of toxic substances in the human body, where symptoms and disease are seen as a result of the biological resistance to toxic substances (homotoxins).
It is a modern form of homeopathy and happens to be the most prescribed form of natural medicine in Germany, where it has been used for over 50 years.The term homeopathy comes from the Greek words homeo, meaning similar, and pathos, meaning suffering or disease. Homeopathy is a method of medical treatment designed to stimulate the body's own healing processes in order to cure illnesses. Homeopathy is based on the concept of "like cures like" in that substances may create symptoms they can also relieve.
Therefore, homeopathic remedies, which usually contain a dilution of the ailment being treated, stimulate the condition and a subsequent self-healing response. Another way to view "like cures like" is that symptoms are part of the body's attempt to heal itself. For example, a fever can develop as a result of an immune response to an infection and a cough may help to eliminate mucus.