BIANCHI, Ivo – Repertory of Homeopathy and Homotoxicology
This new Repertory covers both historical and modern aspects of homeopathy and, most importantly, associates them in an interesting manner with conventional medicine. The bridge function of homotoxicology and its special therapeutic features, compared with classical homeopathy, are described. Homeopathic medicines are classified from constitutional medicines to nosode and organ preparations and to homeopathically adjusted allopathic medicines and catalysts, including the so-called homaccords and other composite medicines. Especially in relation to such composites, stimulation of organ functioning and their therapeutic importance and usefulness in acute phases are explained based on their similarity function, even according to findings in microbiology and pathology, which reflect symptomatologic occurrences.
In addition, and according to Bianchi, such a strategy may have value in preparing the patient for a refined homeopathic approach with single homeopathic medicines. Bianchi explains his view on specific and nonspecific stimuli, essential for understanding the logic of composites and low dilutions. He emphasizes careful history taking under the clinical aspects of homotoxicology, combined with the symptomatology customary in homeopathy. Ways of administering remedies are discussed (ie, injections), as are combined dilution levels of one starting material. Also, the logic of one or the other dilution level in prescribing is explained.