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The herbal approach to detoxification is based upon the premise that the human body is a self healing and homeostatic organism, and that the therapist simply has to support normal processes. The body has a wonderfully effective and astoundingly complex mechanism for ridding the body waste and poisons. This can be helped by using basic, simple and safe herbs as long as the eliminative process are addressed as a whole and not just the colon.
This means that whenever such a program is undertaken, ensure that all organs of elimination are being helped at the same time. In addition always help the specific area of the body that you conclude has been under most toxic pressure. Examples would be the lungs in a tobacco smoker or the liver in someone with alcohol related problems. Details of how to work with detoxification in these examples and other specifics are given in the appropriate sections.
To summarize :
Support the whole process of elimination.
Specific support for overly taxed organs.
Alleviate symptoms and address any pathologies that are also present.
Actions & Elimination
There are actions whose physiological impact makes them especially indicated for the support of the different pathways of elimination in the body. Please review these actions.
- Digestive system & colon: aperient/laxative
- Kidneys & urinary system: diuretic
- Liver & blood: hepatic, alterative
- Lymphatic system: alterative, lymphatic tonic
- Skin: diaphoretic, alterative
- Respiratory system: expectorant, pulmonary, anti-catarrhal
- Systemic Support: tonic, alterative, adaptogen, anti-microbial
This does specify which herb or even mention any remedy. The choice of appropriate plants is left up to the skill and insight of the practitioner. Using the actions model it is relatively straight forward to formulate a prescription that is effective in prompting the bodies eliminative work whilst also being uniquely suited for the unique individual.
The ancient Chinese believed that there is a universal life energy called Chi or Qi present in every living creature. This energy is said to circulate throughout the body along specific pathways that are called meridians. As long as this energy flows freely throughout the meridians, health is maintained, but once the flow of energy is blocked, the system is disrupted and pain and illness occur. Imagine rivers that flood and cause disasters or an electrical grid short-circuiting that causes blackouts. Acupuncture works to “re-program” and restore normal functions by stimulating certain points on the meridians in order to free up the Chi energy.
Holistic medicine is the art and science of healing that addresses the whole person - body, mind, and spirit. The practice of holistic medicine integrates conventional and alternative therapies to prevent and treat disease, and most importantly, to promote optimal helath. This condition of holistic health is defined as the unlimited and unimpeded free flow of life force energy through body, mind, and spirit.
Holistic medicine encompasses all safe and appropriate modalities of diagnosis and treatment. It includes analysis of physical, nutritional, environmental, emotional, spiritual and lifestyle elements. Holistic medicine focuses upon patient education and participation in the healing process.
Did you know...
Every 6 seconds, a person dies from diabetes (50 million)*
More about Type-1 Diabetes and Cow's Milk:
For quite some time the link between juvenile onset diabetes (type 1) and cow’s milk consumption has been noted in the scientific literature. You can view 12 such references on our page on Cow Milk. In genetically susceptible individuals the consumption of cow’s milk may trigger an autoimmune destruction of the beta cells in the pancreas which produce insulin. A new study, published in the journal Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, has shed light on a possible new mechanism behind this connection.
For more on this study, please click here
Cow's milk and other early nutritional influences
There is evidence dating back to the 1980s that prolonged breast-feeding offers modest protection against later development of type 1 diabetes. This could mean either that breast milk is protective or that constituents of cow's milk products or other factors in infant feeds might in some way predispose to diabetes. The focus on cow's milk was supported by animal studies in which diabetes-prone rodents fed with hydrolysed milk (hydrolysis disrupts its constituent proteins) had a lower risk of diabetes. These observations prompted a major intervention study called TRIGR in which neonates have been randomized to standard or modified feeds upon weaning. The trial has completed recruitment, and has reported lower levels of diabetes-related autoantibodies in children who avoided cow's milk, but it has yet to be seen whether they will have a lower rate of diabetes.
All diabetics have a common fluke parasite, Eurytrema pancreaticum, the pancreatic fluke of cattle, in their own pancreas. It seems likely that we get it from cattle, repeatedly, by eating their meat or dairy products in a raw state. It is not hard to kill with a zapper but because of its infective stages in our food supply we can immediately be reinfected.
Eurytrema will not settle and multiply in our pancreas without the presence of wood alcohol (methanol). Methanol pollution pervades our food supply -- it is found in processed food including bottled water, artificial sweetener, soda pop, baby formula and powdered drinks of all kinds including health food varieties. I presume wood alcohol is used to wash equipment used in manufacturing. If your child has diabetes, use nothing out of a can, package or bottle except regular milk, and no processed foods.
By killing this parasite and removing wood alcohol from the diet, the need for insulin can be cut in half in three weeks (or sooner!).
Be vigilant with your blood sugar checks. The pancreas with its tiny islets that produce insulin recovers very quickly. Even if 90% of them were destroyed, requiring daily insulin shots, half of them can recover or regenerate so insulin is no longer necessary. The insulin shot itself may be polluted with wood alcohol (this is an especially cruel irony -- the treatment itself is worsening the condition). Test it yourself, using the wood alcohol in automotive fluids (windshield washer) or from a a pint store, as a test substance. Try different brands of insulin until you find one that is free of methanol.