What is Bio-Therapeutic Drainage?
Many of the patients at the Weeks Clinic have the opportunity to experience the therapy of “biotherapeutic drainage” in our practice. A definition for “drainage remedies” states that they “are remedies which promote the excretory functions of a particular organ or organ system”. We use many remedies to effect drainage including drinking good water, sleep and regular exercise. In addition, we sometimes recommend UNDA homeopathic remedies to help drain target tissues or toxins so that they can function better.
The reason this biotherapeutic drainage is necessary can be compared to what you need to do before painting your house. Prior to painting your color of choice, you must wash the walls, repair the holes and then prepare the surface to receive the paint. If you paint the wall before removing impurities, the paint will soon begin to peel and will likely have to be redone before long. The same is true in healing the body. If you do not stack the cards in favor of health, the gains will only be short-lived. This is why drainage is essential to ALL health programs to help restore your body and vitality to what you want it to be. Drainage removes toxins so that the tissues can regenerate and be healthy.
How does Drainage work?
Think of drainage as the process of detoxifying the body by opening the routes of elimination (these are called “emunctories”) and discharging the toxic accumulations. These drainage routes (or emunctories as they were historically called) are separated into two categories: primary, which includes most of the abdominal organs (liver, kidney, intestines, lungs, stomach and pancreas) and secondary, which includes the other naturally existing routes of elimination such as the skin, mucus membranes, nose and genitals. Some people are ill because their natural routes of elimination may not be active and functioning at all times leading to an unnatural accumulation of toxins. These toxins in the body may be considered to be the cause of many different symptoms and diseases. That is to say that your present health concerns may be a result of toxic accumulations in your tissues.
To better understand the role of these UNDA remedies, consider the importance of opening the windows BEFORE your do a big spring house cleaning. You not only want to sweep up the mess but you want good air circulation so that the dust isn’t simply swept up into the air in one room only to settle in the corner of another room! I like to remind people that the Chinese doctors have a saying; “Do not lock the robber in the house.” This means, do not suppress the body’s detoxifying efforts with suppressive medicines. Imagine you have a robber (a disease symptom) in your attic (headache). The UNDA remedies “open the front door” so that the diseased imbalance, the “robber” can be pushed out and the body can be cleansed. Often however, rather than go out the front door, the robber will scoot into the bathroom (headache becomes another symptom like cough or sinus problem). Now we have to secure the attic and drag the robber out of the bathroom – again hoping he will scoot out the front door. This process may be easy or difficult. We need to consult after each set of UNDA remedies in order that we can determine where the robber is in your house. (Hopefully he will leave easily!)
What is a symptom?
It is a natural healing gesture. The body’s efforts to heal itself are expressed in symptoms. Imagine, for example, young Billy and Johnny both have ear infections but Billy has a fever while Johnny has no fever. Tell me, which is the sicker child? The answer is Johnny. Why would I say that? The reason is that Billy is getting better while Johnny is not responding to the infection. His system is more apathetic. A fever is (up to a certain degree!) a therapeutic remedy for the infection because bugs can’t live over a certain temperature while we can. A fever is our way of cleaning house. However, too much of a good thing can be a problem and so too can a symptom be a problem if it goes too far. For example, too high a fever can damage the neurological system of a child (as what happened with Helen Keller.)
A health care practitioner may have told you in the past that you were having a “healing crisis” in response to a remedy but we now know that this discomfort is unnecessary if UNDA biotherapeutic drainage occurs first. Do call the Weeks Clinic if you feel you are having a difficult time with a “healing crisis”.
Michel Bouko Levy of Marseilles, France, a medical doctor and a Drainage practitioner gives this explanation of Drainage: “Cleaning and fortifying of the body is maintained by the emunctories. In most cases you need to help and stimulate the organs touched by chronic disease. This is drainage.” Thus Drainage is involved not only in helping to eliminate toxic accumulation but also serves to stimulate the proper function of organs in order to improve the patients overall health.
The most complete writings on Drainage are available only in French with the best-known books written jointly by medical doctors G. Gueniot and C. Deplanque. They believe that the accumulation of toxins can be a factor in acute and chronic illness, genetic weaknesses, and chronic disease and create blockages to therapeutic treatment. In these texts, the doctors clearly outline the necessity of Drainage, as well as the actions of individual remedies in the UNDA Numbered Compounds, which are the low potency combinations popular in Drainage and used extensively in our office.
Once there has been the gentle elimination of toxins, (the walls have been washed and repaired using our painting analogy), other therapeutics are then available for use to help you achieve and maintain a level of optimal health. That is why during the beginning treatments you receive at our office, we will often utilize Drainage remedies, specifically the UNDA numbers, to start the process of cleansing and clearing your tissues of toxic accumulations which will help you on your path to a higher level of health.
How to take UNDA Number remedies.
Unless otherwise instructed:
Take 7 drops from each UNDA bottle first thing in the morning and last thing at night. Take the remedies sequentially meaning a) take one after the other and b) take the number from lowest to highest in order).
Take the first 7 drops from one bottle DIRECTLY on the tongue and hold in mouth for the count of 30 then swallow and take the next bottles in the same manner. Alternatively, you can put drops sequentially onto a plastic (non-metallic) spoon and then place them on the tongue and hold for the count of 30. The least preferable way to take the UNDA numbers is to put the 7 drops in a small amount (1 oz) of distilled water and take that liquid on the tongue where it is held for maximal absorption for the count of 30. Do NOT take all the drops from each bottle at the SAME time in the same 1 oz of water.
How will I remember to do all this?
HINT: Leave the bottles beside your bed on your bedside table and take 7 drops of each bottle sequentially the very first thing in the morning and the very last thing at night. Used in this manner the bottles last exactly 3 weeks. Therefore, you are encouraged to take the remedies for 3 weeks (until they are used up) then schedule to see Dr. Weeks for brief monthly follow-up visits in order to fine-tune the remedies for optimum drainage. Typically there will be a new series of UNDAs given to move the drainage further along or to address other tissue bloackages.