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Electrohomoeopathy (‘electro’ – energy, ‘homeo’ – alike, and ‘pathy’ – suffering) refers to herbal plant-based system of medicine. It involves purification of lymph and blood of the human body.
Electrohomoeopathy is rendered safe for all age groups. The energy is obtained from the plants and is processed to produce medicine for treating ailments. However, treatment is recommended based on the patient’s background. This includes susceptibility to certain allergies, history of particular disorder, or trauma. One of the most striking features of this therapy is lack of side-effects. The technique involves only the physical characteristics of the plants, ignoring the chemicals. It is hereby safe to use in all age groups.
Origin of Electrohomoeopathy
Electrohomoeopathy, also called as Mattei cure, was invented by Count Cesare Mattei in the 19th century. The term is most often confused for the use of electricity; however, this technique relies on the plant extracts that are used as therapeutics. Mattei outlined the therapeutic value of plant extracts ‘electricity’, however, his therapeutic regimen was met with controversies. Initially, the technique involved conventional methods of isolating plant products; however, with the advent of technology, various methods and procedures have been developed over due course of time.
Principles in Electrohomoeopathy
The technique works on the principle of ‘Complex Complexis Curantur‘. This implies that a complex body requires complex treatment. Essentially, the principle holds well in treatment of human ailments. Since human body is compact and complex, more than one part or organ is involved during a condition. Therefore, electrohomoeopathy is recommended to treat conditions where complex mixtures are used to treat the complex condition efficiently.
Electrohomoeopathy is based on the following four laws:
- Complex Complexis Curantur – Law of Similarity
- Combinations – Complex mixtures
- Dilution – Dose
- Temperament – Selection of the treatment based on the patient’s system: nervous, lymphatic, mixed, etc.
The technique involves more than 114 plants to treat a combination of diseases. Extracts obtained from these plants are mixed together to form different complexes that act on different types and intensity of the disease. The plants used in electrohomoeopathy are classified into nine groups (medicines).
- Angioiticos: Most specified for circulatory system. Complexes obtained from this group of plants act on the blood and lymph vessels, arteries, and veins. These complexes have been found to be beneficial in atherosclerosis, deep vein thrombosis, and coronary artery disease.
- Canceroso: Medicines obtained from this group help in degenerating cellular construction and plaque in lymph vessels; most beneficial in coronary heart disease and removing clumps.
- Febrifugo: This group of medicine is typical for inflammation, fever, infection, and disorders related to liver and spleen.
- Vermifugo: It is known to affect intestine and has a role potential role in removing intestinal worms and other infections. However, potent, this complex has not been yet studied for its role in diarrhea and splenic fever.
- Linfatico: This group has been found to play an active role in treating conditions associated with circulatory system: blood and lymph. Additionally, linfatico is beneficial in disorders related to white blood corpuscles namely hematopoiesis, neutropenia, and blood-related disorders.
- Pettorale: These have a significant role in respiratory system. This group of medicine is found to effectively treat respiratory disorders, degeneration in lungs, and asbestosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, and chronic bronchitis.
- Venereo: This group of medicine is found to have an overall generalized role in treating conditions.
- Scrofoloso: Used for scrofulous and metabolism disorders.
- Special (Slass And Synthesis): This group includes two different subgroups. Slass is predominantly used as laxatives to treat disorders related to intestines and pancreas, Synthesis group is focused on treating conditions related to tissue degeneration and terminal illness.
Objectives And Benefits Of Electrohomoeopathy
Electrohomoeopathy treatment is based on the law of temperament: lymphatic, nervous, mixed or a combination of these. Plant extracts used (in combinations) based on the type and characteristic of the condition. The therapy has been especially effective in treating disorders related to circulatory, nervous, respiratory, excretory and digestive systems.
Precautions And Contraindications
The technique employs plant products that are used in various conditions. All the products are physical in nature and do not involve any chemicals. However, some people might be hypersensitive toward some of the combinations. Therefore, it is recommended to consult a doctor before initiating the therapy.
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3. Alberto Lodispoto, ‘L’Electromiopathie du Comte Cesare Mattei’, Zeitschrift für Klassische Homöopathie (English abstract) 1971; 15: 130-135