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Drainage Therapies

The theory behind the therapy....

Many disease-related symptoms result from a buildup of cellular wastes (metabolites) caused by poor circulation in a particular organ or organ system. All cells are surrounded by connective tissue. When left untended, toxic buildups can form on the connective tissue that obstruct the passage of nutrients through to the cells, further hindering drainage of cellular wastes.

Thus, the first therapeutic step should always be to increase circulation in an attempt to cleanse the space around cells. For example, patients who have a poor diet and do not exercise tend to have sluggish circulation. The arteriosclerotic plaque buildup in these individuals is like the waste that accrues at the banks of a slow flowing river. Increased blood flow washes waste away like a quickly moving mountain stream.

Throughout the centuries, empirical evidence has proven that specific medicinal plants will increase circulation in particular organs and organ systems. For example, Crataegus laevigata (hawthorne extract) increases circulation in the coronary vessels; and Aesculus hippocastanum (horse-chestnut or conker tree), in the extremities. Herbs that improve metabolic functions by increasing circulation are called “drainage remedies.”

Drainage remedies have two main characteristics:

  • They increase circulation in a specific area in the body.
  • They are biochemically active.

Homeopathic remedies may also be used for drainage.

Low-potency homeopathics - in particular, tinctures (1x to 4x) - can still have enough active ingredients to influence chemical reactions, and in certain combinations can be used effectively as drainage remedies. Higher potency homeopathics or “vibrational” remedies cannot cause this direct biochemical effect.

One of the most essential applications for drainage remedies is before and during any detoxification program. When using homeopathic Nosodes* and Sarcodes** (SANUM, HEEL, etc.), or other therapies such as Chelation, Liver, or Kidney detox, drainage remedies will help to eliminate waste, regenerate cells, and minimize a healing crisis.

If the patient’s system is very toxic and depleted, prescribing just Nosodes and high potency homeopathics could lead to severe reactions and toxic overloads, which can cause an uncomfortable “healing crisis.” A Nosode acts like a key opening a “toxic deposit box.” The connective tissues which have served as the “toxic deposit box” respond to the Nosode by releasing their previously stored residuals into the bloodstream and can cause unpleasant, confusing symptoms.

Drainage therapies protect organ systems and move the previously stored toxic residuals out of the body quickly and safely with minimal discomfort. It is recommended that an average drainage therapy be prescribed for two months.

Using drainage remedies during chelation therapy is a must and will also reduce stress on the kidneys and lymphatic system.


* Nosodes are homeopathically prepared remedies using pathologic tissue, micro-organisms, viral, chemical, or other disease-causing substances.
** Sarcodes are homeopathically prepared healthy organ tissue remedies.