Homotoxicologists homeopaths, homotoxins and remedies. Let’s find out who homotoxicological doctors are and how they do their job
What does ‘homotoxicological’ mean?
The word “homotoxicology” encompasses the study of the effects that some toxins, called “homotoxins“, have on the human being and contemplates the appropriate homeopathic treatment.
The state of health and disease, from a homotoxicological point of view, depends on the struggle that our body engages to eliminate excess homotoxins. If these prove to be too aggressive, homotoxicological therapy will tend to stimulate the natural self-healing mechanism of the human body by increasing a specific immune response.
Among the homotoxicological doctors should certainly be remembered Hans Reckeweg, a German homeopath. Reckeweg introduces the concept of homotoxin and makes it the pivot on which its theory of purification of the organism revolves.
Homotoxins can be endogenous or exogenous in nature. They can be represented by waste from our metabolism that is not expelled correctly or they can be external agents that we breathe or ingest: simple bacteria and viruses, synthetic drugs, preservatives, dyes and food additives, insecticides or pesticides. All this is homotoxic and must be expelled. If the body cannot naturally perform this function, it must be helped.
Becoming homotoxicological doctors
To become a homeopath, it is mandatory to specialize after earning a degree in general medicine. After the specialization, there follows a period of internship and at least two years of practice, a sine qua non condition for registration in the Register. The specialization in homeopathic medicine is a possible choice that the doctor can take, in addition to that in anthroposophic medicine and that in homotoxicology.
The specialization to become a homeopath provides for a minimum of 600 hours of internship-training, both theoretical and practical, as well as various seminars. At the end of the course a diploma or certificate is issued. In order to practice the profession of homeopath independently, a practice experience of at least two years is required, through which it then becomes possible to register with the National Register of Homeopathic Doctors.