What is homeopathy?

For over 200 years, homoeopathy has been recognised as a safe, gentle, effective, but most of all rational system of medicine. At a time when the use of aggressive and highly toxic compounds as medicines was based on unsubstantiated theories, Samuel Hahnemann instituted a system of therapeutics at the end of the 18th century, founded on close observation of the effects of small amounts of medicinal substances on healthy people. Today, the system Hahnemann founded is bringing health benefits to millions around the world, including the British Royal Family.

Homeopathy works by assisting the body’s own powers of self-healing, rather than brushing them aside or overriding them, as conventional medical treatments often do. Though not necessarily implying therapeutic superiority (timely conventional medical intervention is often vital in accident and emergency situations), homeopathy has often proved invaluable in the treatment of chronic illnesses, where the best efforts of conventional medicine have failed. Consequently, homeopathy and conventional medicine should be seen as complementary, ideally each fully available to patients and health practitioners as part of a spectrum of therapeutic possibilities.

Homoeopaths use a holistic approach to health which means that as well as noting a patient’s physical symptoms, their mental and emotional states may be considered just as important in ascertaining the underlying nature of the disease (often written and pronounced as ‘dis-ease’).
From this perspective, viruses and bacteria may not be the only causative disease factors – they are opportunistic organisms that take advantage of the body’s lowered immune system and defences. Similarly, fevers, skin eruptions, vomiting, or headaches are not the disease either – they represent the body’s attempts at re-establishing harmony, which in so doing gives rise to these symptoms. Thus, the goal of homeopathy is to support the patient’s immune system while assisting it in its attempts to restore balance.

This is reflected in homeopathy’s principles, some of which hark back to an earlier and more ancient appreciation of health and dis-ease. Samuel Hahnemann, the discoverer (some think, the re-discoverer) of homeopathy towards the end of the 18th Century, used Hippocrates’ Principle of Similars, referred to as ‘like cures like’. In other words, a remedy produces in a healthy person, the same symptoms as those from which a sick person might suffer.

For example, someone suffering with a hot, dry, delirious fever might be treated with a dose of belladonna which produces precisely these symptoms in a healthy person. But, in order to avoid the toxic effects of the drug and any concomitant aggravations or ‘side-effects’ that might arise from them, the remedy is usually diluted (in some cases, out of all molecular existence), and then strongly agitated. This process, which homoeopaths call potentisation, far from weakening the remedy, is thought to increase its curative powers, while reducing any aggravation of the patient’s condition.

1.   Homotoxicology & Physiological Regulating Medicine

Homotoxicology, or anti-homotoxic medicine, is a mid-20th century ‘upgrade’ of homeopathy formulated by Dr Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg. Increased stress, sedentary life-styles, processed foods, over-use of pharmaceuticals (e.g., antibiotics), lack of exercise, and environmental pollutants (e.g., dental mercury) all make modern life more toxic than in Hahnemann’s day. Reckeweg combined homeopathic principles with conventional bio-medicine, developing the notion of the body as a holistic cellular ‘ecosystem’.

Here, disease symptoms are considered the outward manifestations of the body’s difficulty neutralising and excreting toxins. These toxins can accumulate outside cells and poison them, upsetting the homeostatic balance of the whole ‘ecosystem’. As the body’s difficulties increase, diseases sequence through well-defined symptom-expressing phases; ranging from acute (inflammatory), through chronic, and finally to life-threatening changes.

Homotoxicological preparations are complex mixtures of remedies (see www.heel.com) designed to help restore the body’s homeostatic balance at the organ and cellular levels, so better performing its essential tasks of neutralisation, excretion, and protecting cells against toxic damage, i.e., organ and cell support and drainage.

Physiological Regulating Medicine (PRM, also known as the Guna method: www.gunainc.com), is the latest ‘upgrade’, integrating homeopathy, homotoxicology, nutrition and ‘psycho-neuro-endocrine-immunology’ or PNEI. This describes how homeostatic balance is maintained at the biochemical level, via ultra-sensitive ligand-receptor biochemical feedback mechanisms. PNEI involves minute amounts of cellular communication molecules, e.g., hormones, neuro-peptides, interleukins, and growth factors.

PRM follows the same holistic ecological principles of homotoxicology, with modern knowledge of its governing PNEI biochemical feedback ‘network’. So PRM remedies also contain homeopathic preparations of cellular communication molecules at the minute amounts they appear in the body.

Dental fillings are an amalgam of at least three different metals besides mercury, including copper, silver, and tin. Each metal has a different electrical potential. This amalgam bathed in electrolytes (saliva, tissue fluids etc), acts like a battery, releasing tiny amounts of the metals, causing the metallic taste many patients report. Mercury suppresses the immune system, interferes with inflammatory PNEI processes, while acting as a potent anti-microbial. Removing dental mercury therefore can sometimes leave the body vulnerable to infections.

So, apart from assisting the body in sequestering and excreting mercury, homotoxicology/PRM during filling removal aims to prepare and help rejuvenate the body’s suppressed immune system. In addition, other dental problems (e.g., those involving the temporomandibular joint – TMJ) may also benefit during dental treatment from homeopathy, homotoxicology, and PRM, alongside acupuncture, and cranio-sacral therapy.

  1. 2.  Remedies: some ‘serving suggestions’

Mercury causes damage to delicate phospho-lipid membranes that surround each of our body’s cells. This releases a cascade of cell communication molecules (enzymes and interleukins) to be released, leading to on-going inflammatory processes that ultimately upset the PNEI balance, and hence the immune system.

In addition, mercury further weakens the immune system by binding to naturally-occurring chelator molecules (e.g., glutathione and sulphur-containing proteins) vital for combating oxidative stress. Consequently, mercury can have wide-ranging toxic effects on the body.

To help combat mercury toxicity, we use homotoxicological/PRM preparations and micro-nutrients before and after mercury removal, as well as for other dental and related problems.

I begin by taking your detailed case-history. This can take an hour or more, as I will need to know as much about you as possible to assess your case properly. Apart from the dental or other reasons you have come to the clinic, I will need to know details and your experience of past illnesses; your general state of health and levels of energy; food and temperature preferences, and how you live and feel within and about yourself.

Based on my findings, I will prescribe various complex preparations, including homeopathic remedies, and tissue salts that can help your body’s excretory processes, your general level of immune function, and to begin to address any imbalances resulting from life-style and the dental problems that have brought you to The Ella Clinic. Here is just a sample of some of the remedies you might be prescribed, and some of the conditions they might help  – the list is BY NO MEANS exhaustive or set in stone, and will vary from case to case:-

HOMOTOXICOLOGY*(Liquids & Pills)

PRM†(Liquids & Pills)

TISSUE SALTS‡ (Soft Pills)

Micronutrient combinations







Chlorella Help sequester and excrete mercury from the body Citomix Supports immune system in acute/chronic  inflammatory infections Comb H +Kali Mur Support for issues of toxicity around mercury in amalgam
Detox Kit Primes liver, kidneys, and lymphatic system for body detox Eubioflor For intestinal dysbiosis e.g., antibiotic treatment Comb R Support for post-treatment dental problems
Engystol Helps activate non-specific immune system after Hg removal Guna Cell Helps stimulate cellular metabolism
Merc  Heel In the event of skin and mucosal eruptions after Hg removal Guna Matrix Helps detox extra-cellular spaces where toxins accumulate
Traumeel Injuries, e.g., post-op inflammation, oedema, etc Guna Fem/ Male Helps rebalance PNEI axis in women/men.
Ubichinon Comp Stimulates immune system against toxins blocking  enzymatic pathways *Homotoxicology remedies  made by Heel in Germany and supplied in the UK by Biopathica Ltd:
†PRM remedies made by Guna in Italy and supplied in the UK by Cyto-Solutions Ltd;
‡Micro-nutrient tissue salts by New Era and can be obtained from any good
chemist, or health-food outlet, e.g., Holland & Barrett, The Nutricentre (London)
Co-enzyme Comp Helps reactivate blocked  enzyme systems in degenerative Dx

Lionel Milgrom, Homeopath LCH MARH RHom BSc MSc PhD CChem FRSC

The Ella Clinic, 106 Harley St London W1G 7JE

Phone: 020 7935 5281 & 020 8450 8760; Mob: 07970 852156

E-mail: lionel.milgrom@hotmail.com; Web: www.lionelmilgrom.com