Nosodes are homeopathic immunizations.The treatment using these are called Biotherapy or immunotherapy
The term nosode was introduced by Dr Hering. The first nosode Psorinum was introduced in 1828.
Nosode is prepared from causative agent (an agent which causes the pathology) such as inactivated identical disease products of human, animal or vegetable origin, or cultures of micro-organisms (bacteria, virus, fungi)
As per Dr Nancy Malik " Nosodes are not a routine prescription (prescribed infrequently) and are generally prescribed in the chronic conditions in 200c potency or above under specific circumstances listed below or as preventive medicine for infectious disease (homeopathic vaccines) in acute diseases"
Quoting NCCAM website, Dr Vikas Sharma says “ Certain homeopathic products (called “nosodes” or “homeopathic immunizations”) have been promoted by some as substitutes for conventional immunizations, but data to support such claims is lacking.”
However Dr Nancy Malik says there is sufficient research evidence to the contrary that Nosodes are effective
Another form of homeopathic immunization formula is available in the form of specialty drops from Dr Reckeweg R88 anti viral drops. It contains attenuated form derivatives of various viruses like Herpes simplex, Coxsackie, Diphterinum, Mononucleosis or Epstein baar, Influencinum, Herpes Zoster, Morbillinum, Poliomyelitis, V-Grippe. Reckeweg says the highly dilute form contains the energy of the viruses to stimulate the immune system and increases natural defense against virus
|Source||Nosode prepared from causative agent||Nosode Name|
|breast cancer tumour tissue||Carcinosinum|
|lysated stock obtained from serosity of furrows of the itch||Psorinum|
|pus of tuberculosis abscess in lungs||Tuberculinum bovinum|
|diplococcus pneumoniae found in saliva||Pneumococcinum|
|autolysate filtered from liver and heart of a duck||Oscillococcinum|
|lysate of Leptospira||Leptospira|
|Staphylococcinum||endotoxins of staphylococcus|
Prominent Nosodes and their indications
Psorinum: The main indication for Psorinum is general asthenia, anorexia. The patient has a very poor resistance to acute diseases and there has been a progressive decrease of vitality in the chronic case. The patient has a low vitality, a poor circulation and is hypersensitive to cold. The patient has a very unhealthy looking skin with a greasy face, or a tendency to acute acne and other similar skin eruptions. Their appearance is characteristic. They are usually thin ectomorphic. They always have a very harsh, dry, cold skin, which gives the impression of being dirty. They are particularly susceptible to wind or working in water
Tuberculinum (bacillinum) The second most common nosode used is Tuberculinum. It is essential to be mindful that the Tuberculinum temperature reaction is very characteristic. Tuberculinum patients are sensitive to extreme heat, and are particularly sensitive to any lack of oxygen in the atmosphere. Characteristic in all Tuberculinum patients is the fact that they feel better moving about. Another characteristic is a change of temperament, from very good tempered to being an individual who is very disagreeable, angry or weeping easily. Tuberculinum is sometimes very useful in adolescent children. School children's headaches usually respond very well to a dose of Tuberculinum
Medorrhinum There are two types of cases with Medorrhinum indications. The commonest is the patient with a chronic tracheo-bronchitis, with or without asthmatic attacks. The next commonest is the with soft tissue rheumatism (fibrositis). It is not easy to distinguish between Medorrhinum and Thuja occidentalis patients, as their personality, their reactions and symptoms are very similar. A person who does not respond to Thuja occidentalis and yet it has all the indications for it, will probably be helped with Medorrhinum. The distinguishing modalities for Medorrhinum are; amelioration from lying on the abdomen, amelioration from sea air and a 5 a.m aggravation
Syphilinum (Lueticum) The next common nosode used is Syphilinum. There are certain type of cases with indications for Syphilinum (apart from a definitive syphilitic history). But where there is a syphilitic history, particularly in the history of the patient, it is more than likely that a dose of will be needed during the course of treatment. . Indications for Syphilinum may occur also in arthritic cases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatic patients that have responded to Phytolacca decandra very often progress to Mercurius and then on to Syphilinum. Some ulcers of the legs that have the typical appearance of Carbo vegetabilis such as the chronic, atrophic ulcers respond to Syphilinum
Bowel nosodes The next commonest used are the bowel nosodes. The kind of case likely to need a bowel nosode is one, where there is a low grade toxemia, chronic headaches and chronic gastro-intestinal symptoms. If such a case does not respond to treatment with one of the four common nosode, a polyvalent bowel nosode may be used.
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