Biotherapeutic Drainage

Many people focus their healthcare on diet or stress factors but elimination of toxic residues is just as important. When toxins accumulate, the cells and tissues no longer function as they should, leading to acute and chronic diseases.

Biotherapeutic drainage is the process of detoxifying the body by opening the routes of elimination and discharging toxic accumulations. These toxins may come from inside the body as the waste products of organisms or normal cell activity. They may also be introduced from the outside into the body. Sources of toxic products include polluted water and air and chemicals in food and drugs.

The body first tries to eliminate toxins through the primary routes of elimination.

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Primary Routes of Elimination:

  • Liver**
  • Kidney*
  • Digestive tract
  • Lungs
  • Skin (sweat)

If these systems are not functioning as they should then the body looks for alternative ways to save vital organs from toxicity. It then trys to eliminate through the secondary routes of elimination.

Secondary Routes of Elimination:

  • Skin - as skin eruptions, itching, inflammation
  • Mucus Membranes:
    • Respiratory tract - as colds, mucus, infections, chronic phlegm
    • Genitourinary tract as discharges, infections, heavy periods, prostatitis

When toxins cannot be eliminated a process of inflammation is set up to “burn them off” by the immune system. In the mucus membranes this can result in swelling, congestion, discharge, redness or infections. In the skin, itch, rashes and eruptions can result.

If the body still cannot eliminate toxins through these avenues then it will attempt to deposit them where they will not damage vital organs. For example in:

    • skin as moles, skin tags, cysts, age spots
    • joints leading to arthritis
    • fat cells contributing to obesity
    • connective tissue as benign tumors

We use the term “biotherapeutic drainage” to differentiate this process from regular detoxification. In drainage, we first consider the primary routes of elimination and ensure they are working well. A prescription will often contain remedies to support these elimination systems. This helps to prevent common side effects of detoxification, such as fatigue, headaches and low energy levels.

Biotherapeutic drainage is done using remedies called Unda Numbers. The Unda numbers are combinations of homeopathic and herbal remedies which have been formulated to target different organs and systems of the body. Once there, their action is to stimulate release of toxins from the cells and tissues and to support proper function and repair. Due to their various actions, the remedies are often combined to synergistically promote healing.

Biotherapeutic drainage can be used in conjunction with other forms of treatment and will not interfere with medications. It is helpful for most conditions and for overall enhancement of health and well-being.

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Janice Potter • Naturopathic Physician • Kelowna • 250-762-5100