FAQ - Homotoxicologie



What is homotoxicology?


Based on homeopathy, but not quite the same thing, homotoxicology was developed by German doctor Hans-Heinrich Reckeweg (1905-1985). Basing his studies on his extensive knowledge of plants and homeopathy, he formulated remedies that combined traditional folk medicine with plant pharmacology. Homotoxicology enables deep cleansing of the body tissues, removing old toxins, disease processes and degenerative debris, leaving the fluids clean, fresh and able to function as intended. It is especially effective on what is known as the ground regulation system, or matrix, in which the fluid cells are immersed. Most interactions between regulation systems take place in the matrix, as does the storage of homotoxins, which may induce these regulations to pathologies. A deep cleansing of the tissues with Homotoxology will enhance or recover regulatory functions for immunity or endocrine functions, and helps to work intensely on optimizing health, as a complement to micronutrition.


Whereas so much molecular medicine is aimed at the cell, as if it were the sole seat of disease, Dr. Alfred Pischinger, then professor of Histology and Embryology in Vienna, saw with great insight that the extracellular fluids were the key to health. These fluids, which Pischinger called the "matrix", or ground regulation system, because it supports everything else, brings nutrition, oxygen, hormone messengers and other vital substances to the tissues and removes excretion products, toxins and the residue of old diseases.

Cells may be important but not a separate entity, because they cannot exist without being nurtured in this matrix. Reckeweg pursued Pischingerís matrix model and devised ways to use natural substances to support, clean and revitalize the extracellular matrix. Most of the classic homeopathic remedies are still there, though used slightly differently.

I have reproduced a diagram of the matrix here. It's the best I could find. I hope it sheds some light.