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What Are Drainage Remedies?

by Heather Schofield, BSc, DHMHS | Sep 01, 2014
Drainage remedies target the organs that have the primary function of managing detoxification of metabolic and exogenous waste materials. The emunctories (routes of elimination) are the organ systems that are physiologically involved in draining or removing waste material from the body...

In many respects, Germany is regarded as the birthplace of botanical and homeopathic medicine. Throughout the centuries, empirical evidence has proven that using specific medicinal herbs will increase circulation in targeted organs or organ systems and stimulate elimination of waste products. Single or combinations of these herbs will determine the organ of affinity that each remedy addresses, and these formulas have become known as drainage remedies.

Organs

Detox and drainage remedies target the organs that have the primary function of managing detoxification of metabolic and exogenous waste materials. The emunctories (routes of elimination) are the organ systems that are physiologically involved in draining or removing waste material from the body. The emunctories include the liver, kidneys, lymphatic system, bowel, lungs, skin, digestive system, stomach, pancreas, and mucous membranes. Using drainage remedies to open the organs of elimination allows for the body to achieve success in detoxification.

Nestmann Pharma manufactures both herbal drainage remedies and homeopathic drainage remedies. To be classified as a drainage remedy, two main criteria must be met: a) increase circulation in a specific organ system and b) have a biochemically active effect. In addition, drainage remedies improve metabolism and the function of the specific organ, thus increasing elimination of cellular wastes from the connective tissues and surrounding cells.

In order to use homeopathic ingredients in a drainage remedy, they must be a low potency (D potency known as decimal) to ensure that there are still biochemically active medicinal substances available to influence a biochemical reaction. Homeopathic drainage formulas contain the decimal dilutions from D1 to D12. To prepare a decimal dilution (1:10) according to Hahnemann’s system, 1 mL of the herbal mother tincture (MT) is added to 9 mL of the solvent (a mixture of alcohol and water). This solution is then succussed (the process of potenization) to make the D1 dilution. The next dilution, D2, contains 1 mL of the D1 potency plus 9 mL of the solvent and is then potentized. This process of serial dilutions and dynamization is continued to make the subsequent D3 to D12 potencies.

Nestmann

The Nestmann Pharma remedies are specially designed to stimulate the organ function (with the D1 potency) approximately 20 minutes after the remedy is administrated and the accompanying higher potencies (D2 to D12) normalize and heal the tissues. For example, Solidago relieves burning while urinating and A-Hepatica stimulates bile flow to increase liver detoxification. Based on this unique concept, Nestmann formulas work on two levels simultaneously: supplementing and healing. For this healing to occur, the recommended duration for drainage therapy is a minimum of two months. Refer to the compendium for specific dosages of each Nestmann remedy.

Drainage remedies can be used before or during any therapy. Most patients will notice symptoms related directly to a decrease in circulation in the related organ system before a condition or disease fully develops. Sluggish circulation in any organ tissue builds up cellular waste (metabolites) in the connective tissue that surrounds the cells. This cellular waste also hinders the absorption of nutrients. Naturopathic schools in Germany teach that the first step of therapy is to prescribe drainage remedies in order to increase circulation to clear the pathways to the cells. This will jump-start the detoxification process of the organ systems directly involved with elimination of waste products.

Drainage remedies are indispensable during specific therapies involving chelation and heavy metal detoxification. It reduces stress on the kidneys and vascular system and additionally, helps to minimize a healing crisis as residual toxins moving from the connective tissue into the bloodstream.

With decades of consistent therapeutic results, the drainage remedies produced by Nestmann Pharma have gained a reputation throughout Europe and North America for their superior quality and are now known as 'Medicine of Experience. What' better way is there than to rely on remedies that proved themselves to be effective and safe over decades of experience and usage!






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