Introduction to Holistic Medicine

Holistic and complimentary therapies aim to restore the body to its natural state of health.

Conventional medicine acts on the symptoms of a disease but often this does not address the underlying cause. There is a great deal of research showing that belief systems and toxic emotions are behind the disease process. By taking a person as a whole and looking at their individual issues it can be possible to let go of these issues and in doing this free up energy that can allow the physical body to heal.

For instance Health Kinesiology can find where there are imbalances in the system (body) and help remove them and Reference Point Therapy is a wonderful tool that can be used to find the origin of a feeling and by finding it and acknowledging it allowing it to clear. I have put together this page to help new clients find their way to what feels comfortable for them, so that you may familiarise yourself with what is “out there.”

What is Vibrational Medicine

Usually when people hear the word vibration they think of something “out there” or “airy fairy” because we have been taught to see things on a physical level. The human body is an organism composed of various systems. These systems are made up of organ groupings. The organs are composed of tissue. The tissue is made up of cells. The cells are composed of compounds. The compounds are made up of molecules, and these molecules, comprising everything within our bodies, are made up of atoms.

An atom combines a nucleus of protons and neutrons. Orbiting the nucleus are electrons. The spin of these electrons is what gives a subtance its vibrational frequency.

No two substances on the planet have the same exact electronic spin (vibration). Our bodies recognise substances based on their atomic structure and/ or vibration frequency.

Vibrational medicine is resonance medicine. Here is a simple and familiar experiment which demonstrates resonance: If you have two grand pianos in a room and you strike a chord on one of the pianos, and then lift the lid on the second grand piano, you will see that the same chord is vibrating on the second grand piano. This is “resonance.” Two things resonate if they contain the same vibrational factors. Have you ever used or heard the term “I really resonated with him/ her/ that.”

There are specific studies showing the frequency of healthy tissue verses diseased tissue and much has been documented on the subject.

Through Health Kinesiology, we are able to see what substances “resonate” with the body. These can be microbes such as viruses which have set up camp, and are supported within the diseased body. Or, it might be a nutritional substance that the body resonated with that could help return it to its natural state of health.

Vibrational medicine is the foundation of BioEnergetic Medicine.

What is Homeopathy?

The cornerstone of Hahmemann’s homeopathic doctrine is the ancient natural “Law of Similars” – like cures like. In terms of therapeutic significance, this means that substances producing specific symptoms in large crude doses, conversely will stimulate the body’s reactive and restorative processes to alleviate those same or similar symptoms when administered in minute doses. For instance, Ipecac produces vomiting if taken in large quantities, but in minute doses it can alleviate vomiting. Poison ivy creates rashes and itching eczema, but when taken in homeopathic doses, it can help the body to overcome those same symptoms.

When using Health Kinesiology it is possible to test the suitability of supplements for the individual.

Homeopathy sees symptoms as the bodies natural response in fighting illness. Consequently, symptoms are utilized as a source of information to guide the selection of the most appropriate homeopathic remedy for a person’s specific ailments. Such remedies utilize minute amounts of natural substances to stimulate the body’s self healing processes and utilise the body’s resources to resolve symptoms rather than suppress them.

In contrast, conventional allopathic medicine perceives symptoms to be the result of the illness, and generally proceeds on the principle that disease, or a symptom of disease, is cured by using a medicine that opposes the symptoms – sometimes by direct suppressions and sometimes by an indirect route that leads to their removal. For example, in allopathic treatment of pain, drugs such as aspirin and opiates are used to relieve the pain. Opium works by dulling the central nervous system. Aspirin blocks the productions of certain inflammatory compounds that can cause pain.

Homeopathic treatment, like all truly natural therapies, seeks to mobilize the innate healing powers of the individual so that all physiological systems function at their best and the body’s innate curative powers are put to full use. All symptoms would be taken into account to find the substance that would produce the most similar symptom picture. That substance, administered in homeopathic dilution, would then stimulate the body to eliminate the underlying cause of the toxic response.

Homeopathic remedies are created by breaking down a crude substance, repeatedly diluting it and succussing or “potentizing” it. In effect, the energetic “signal” of the substance has been transferred to a carrier solution – usually a water/ alcohol mixture. Dilutions may be so high as to have no trace of the original molecular substance whatsoever. It is important to note that in homeopathy, the signal/ vibrational energy rather than the substance is considered to have the healing effect; the weakest dilutions are considered to be the most potent, working at cellular and subcellular levels in the body to stimulate its immune symptoms, and they have NO TOXIC SIDE EFFECTS. There are thousands of homeopathic remedies in use today, mostly derived from natural sources, but any substance can be made into a homeopathic remedy.


Homotoxicology is a German model of medicine. “Homo” is derived from a Latin work meaning “human.” “Toxicology” is a science that deals with toxins. Therefore “Homotoxicology” is the study of human toxicity.

There are six phases in Homotoxicology representing the phases the body uses either to eliminate toxins or deposit them in some part of the body in an attempt to maintain health. The six phases are:

  • Excretion
  • Reaction
  • Deposition
  • Impregnation
  • Degeneration
  • Neoplasm

Here is an example of how the phases work. Phase 1 is where the body comes into contact with a toxin through such means as inhalation or ingestion.

  • In phase 1 the body would try to excrete the toxin by sneezing, coughing, sweating, vomiting, or pushing it through the urine and faeces. If the body is unsuccessful at excreting the toxin then it moves to phase 2.
  • In Phase 2 the body begins to react to the toxin through inflammation. Here is where the body produces a fever, mucus, swelling etc. This is the natural process the body uses to move the toxin back to phase 1 where it can be excreted. If this process is stopped for any the body moves to phase 3.
  • In phase 3, the body takes the toxin and deposits it somewhere in the body. The innate logic behind this is that when it gets enough resources the body will go back to the toxin and move it out through phase 2. If this doesn’t happen and a new toxin comes in, the body will move to phase 4.
  • Phase 4 is the impregnation phase. This is created when the body places one toxin on top of another toxin. Now the area is unable to continue to function and moves to phase 5.
  • Phase 5 is the degeneration phase. This is where the body stops functioning properly and begins to break down. Many people die in phase 5. Some of the disease processes that are listed in phase 5 are fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, lupus, tuberculosis and heart attacks. Some people move through phase 5 without symptoms other than fatigue. If the body continues to accumulate toxins, it will eventually move to phase 6.
  • Phase 6 is neoplasm, also known as the cancer phase.


If the body has what it needs, it can move in reverse order through the phases and eventually excrete the toxins. Health Kinesiology can help us see which toxins the energy of the body resonates with and what support it needs to move them out.

Dealing with the underlying emotional issues as well can help enormously with this whole process.

© Brigitte Hackney 2012