Homeopathic Drainage Treatment. Part 4

In sub-acute cases or in children or young people perhaps two or three courses of monthly treatment may be necessary after which the patient is clinically well. However, in chronic cases, particularly in adults, it has been my experience that often 8 to 12 monthly courses are required before the patient is well enough for homeopathic prescription medications to be stopped. While still in practice, I used to explain to patients at the beginning of treatment that homeopathy could not be expected to cure in perhaps three months a chronic condition such as arthritis or dyspepsia that the patient may have had for 10 years and which had not been cured by orthodox medicine in that time.

Once the patient becomes clinically well, he or she may remain so for months and, particularly in the case of children, sometimes for years. Symptoms might then return and the patient should be encouraged to return for homeopathic treatment. It has been my experience over the years that a patient might perhaps need 12 months of homeopathic treatment to become clinically well. Then the patient might remain well for six months. After symptoms return a further six month course of treatment might give the patient another period of perhaps 10 months of being well. As the periods of intermittent homeopathic treatment continue, an adult patient with a chronic condition might eventually obtain periods of up to three years of being clinically well. In children this period of up to three years of freedom from symptoms is usually reached much more quickly, still depending on how long the child has had the condition before homeopathic treatment was started.

Drainage treatment is not based on theoretical speculations but on practical experience. Vannier used it for 38 years from 1912 to 1950 before he published his method (de Ruyter 1994, p. 48). I have successfully used drainage treatment since I read about it in 1950.

Low homeopathic potencies such as 3X and 2X are not really homeopathic remedies but are herbal remedies (if they are made from herbs) and drugs (if they are made from other materials). They have true pharmacological actions. So like other pharmacological and herbal drugs they may have side effects which are not just ‘remedy aggravations’. It is best not to use homeopathic remedies in lower than 6X potencies if one wants to avoid problems.

It was Vannier’s recommendation that if the nosode Tuberculinum was the most prominent one among the patient’s nosodes, then Tuberculinum 200C should not be used during the first course of treatment. Instead I have always used the nosode Marmorek C200 during the first monthly course (de Ruyter 1994, pp. 58 & 144). According to Dr. Vannier this helps to prevent or greatly minimize any possible remedy aggravations.