Homotoxicology views disease as a process within humans - and antihomotoxic preparations are therefore designed to deal with the distinct stages of an illness. The guiding diagnostic and prescriptive tool used in homotoxicology is known as the Six-Phase Table(download here).
The Six-Phase Table is a field matrix reflecting medical experience based on careful observation and empirical learning. It is a phase-by-phase arrangement of disorders with no direct relationship between them. No causal pathogenetic link between disorders can be inferred. The structure of the table makes it suitable for developing a prediction system giving a better assessment of the possibilities for a vicariation effect.
|Excretion phase||In this phase the body's defensive system is intact and can excrete homotoxins in various ways such as through diarrhoea or rhinitis (a runny nose).|
|Inflammation phase||If excretion is not sufficient, the body has an inflammatory response (such as a fever) in an attempt to neutralise toxins.|
|Deposition phase||If homotoxins are not sufficiently excreted and continue to flow into the body, the toxic products are stored in the extracellular space. This phase often occurs without symptoms.|
|Impregnation phase||Once toxins have invaded the cell and the toxins themselves become part of the connective tissue and matrix. Increasingly severe symptoms are typical of this stage and indicate damage to organ cells.|
|Degeneration||Abundant toxins within the cells destroy large cellular groups within an organ, resulting in organ degeneration.|
|Differentiation||Illnesses in this phase are characterised by the creation of undifferentiated, non-specialised cell forms. Malignant diseases lie at the end of this phase.|