Homopathic Drainage A Guide to Homeopathy is the latest work from Dr. Michel Bouko Levy, MD. This is not just another book on drainage remedies but rather includes the vision of a homeopath who made this a specialty for many years, taking it to an entirely new level. Written in an abbreviated, almost outline style, this book introduces a number of concepts which allow a systemic approach to prescribing drainage remedies.
Dr. Bouko Levy introduces the Line of Life concept, meaning the various stages a person goes through from their intra-uterine life to birth, adulthood and death. Each stage is associated with a particular reactive mode and particular remedies and cell salts.
The Wheel of Emunctories
An emunctory is made of both an organ and the canalisulus (a small channel or duct.) Drainage involves activating organ functions and toxin elimination. To cure chronic disease it is necessary to re-establish mute emunctories (emotional outlets also). When a patient has pain at some location, this is the place chosen as a replacement emunctory by the chronic disease. The Wheel of Emunctories is about where the drainage is required (digestive system, respiratory etc.) The emunctories are related to the constitution, reactive mode and line of life, so all these factors need to be considered when prescribing.
Dr. Bouko Levy also covers Schusslers tissue salts, including the action of the various salts and associated remedies. In the next section, 17 essential homeopathic remedies are discussed in some detail, along with their Central, Companion and Satellite Remedies. The book touches on Phytogemotherapy, Organotherapy, Oligotherapy and much more.
Dr. Bouko Levy sees the individual in terms of both her constitution and reactive mode.
The book addresses constitution, temperament and reactive modes, which are the characteristic ways one reacts to surrounding influences. The four reactive modes are the Psoric, Tuberculinic, Sycotic and Luetic. Each reactive mode is associated with specific miasms and nosodes, as well as certain etiologies, modalities and mentals.
Of reactive modes, psora relates to the balance of what comes in (eg. food, stress) and what goes out (stool etc.) The tubercular involves extreme sensitivity and defects in mineralization. The sycotic mode is about slowed down metabolic function, which intoxicates reticular endothelial tissue. Lastly, the luetic mode is marked by asymmetery, disharmony and ulcerative and sclerotic processes.
Sometimes patients are not healthy enough to sustain their simillimum. Rather than palliation in such circumstances, it appears there may be a way to cure with the help of this drainage method. This is a concept book, rather than a how to manual. Some of the language is awkward, probably due to the translation, and one has to reach to gather the meaning. This work just barely touches on the brilliance of the man, and to put all this into practice would probably require further reading or viewing one or more of his courses on CD.