How Homoeopathy medicine works? First of all you have to know What is Drug Proving in Homoeopathy?
“Drug Proving also termed as Homoeopathic Pathogenetic Trial (HPT) is a process in which drug substances are put into trial on healthy human volunteers and their pathogenetic effects are observed, noted and compiled as the first step to introduce the drug in the Homoeopathic Materia Medica. Proving of a drug substance is a unique process in Homoeopathy. Unlike conventional medicine where animal experimentation forms the basis of evaluation of drug pathogenesis, homoeopathic medicines are proved on healthy human volunteers, including controls, from both sexes and age group between 18-60 years. The Central Council for Research in Homoeopathy since its inception in 1978 has adopted the Drug Proving Research Program as one of its primary research areas where Council has focused on proving of indigenous drugs and fragmentarily proved drugs.” -CCRH
The details of Drug Proving methods is discussed in another articles. Here we discuss about what happend in human immunosystem during the proving?
As said above during proving of Homoeopathy medicine it’s done on healthy individual. Multiple time introduction of drugs on a healthy(i.e- Absence of any immunoresponse / symptoms &signs) person, immunosystem give Response(Positive feedback action) by producing some group of symptoms & signs.
What is the cause of this immunoresponse?
As the drugs has only molecular imprint(No mass effect) of some metals, plant or animal substance , immunosystem has no need to produce any cytotoxic T-Cells, but produce specific types of cytokines to combat the foreign imprints. As a results symptoms are arise.
Cytokines activates macrophaging activity & T-Helper cells, which triggers B-cells & Humoral immunity. Discontinuing of the drugs, with production of humoral immunoresponse & negative feedback from cytotoxic T-cell(Non production effect) & Macrophge ( No action effect) gradually disappearing the symptoms. These symptoms are become the picture of the drug, as well as the picture of the particular module of immunoresponse.
DRUGS ⇒ HEALTHY INDIVIDUAL ⇒ PARTICULAR TYPE OF IMMUNORESPONS ⇒ A GROUP OF SYMPTOMS & SIGN(IR-D)
What happens when a virus infect a human body?
Virus(Antigen) ⇒ Rise a type of immunoresponse ⇒ express a cluster of symptoms(IR-A)
HOW HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE WORKS IN ACUTE INFECTIVE DISEASES?
During treatment of infective disease by homoeopathic medicine, the Drug of Choice is selected which has simillar picture(IR-D) with immunoresponse of the antigen(IR-A).
When the medicine introduce in a infected person, already have immunoresponse of similar type, two methods are initiate in immunosystem simultaneously-
|A. NEGATIVE FEEDBACK(DOWN) REGULATION OF IMMUNORESPONSES– As the medicine introduce having only molecular imprint, T-cell produce cytokines but can not get the positive feedback signal to produce cytotoxic T-cells & initiation of Macrophaging activity. Combine effect of these three,
· Presence of similar groups of cytokines,
· Negative signal from non production of cytotoxic T-cell &
· Deactivated Macrophaging system
Produce A storong Negative feedback down regulation (control by immunoregulatory cytokines such as IL-10 & TGF-B) on present immunoresponses.
|B. TRIGGERING OF HUMORAL IMMUNITY BY T-HELPER CELL– Presence of similar cytokines ,unused in cellular immunity (skipping effect) accelerate the immediate Augmentation of activation of B-CELL & PLASMA CELL to produce specific ANTIBODY(IgM) against the pathogen.|
In mild to moderate cases, the down regulation helps the patient to get rid from symptoms.
In case of cytokine storm, this becomes a life saving mechanism.
The main thing is that if initiation of treatment can do earlier every cases can be arrest before the ARDS/ CYTOKINE STORM (THE FATAL PART) developed & the mortality rate will be significantly reduced . Otherside, initiation of specific humoral immunity neutralised the pathogen and patient become cure.
So, whatever the viral mutation & whatever the permutation & combinations of our immunity-cascade, when there are presence of such agents having proved pictures, can easily correlate with any module of antigenic immunoresponses without bias.
Here is the schematic presentation of HOW HOMOEOPATHY MEDICINE WORK IN INFECTIOUS DISEASES-
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