Medicines prepared from cultures of non lactose fermenting bacterial flora of the intestinal tract are called intestinal Bowel Nosodes. They are not the morbid product of disease, but they are classified under nosodes. It should be noted that the primary change i. The proving of bowel nosodes were not conducted in the strict Hahnemannian sense, but on clinical observation of the sick person. A bacteriologist in London discovered that certain intestinal germs belonging to non lactose fermenting gram negative coli, typhoid group, had a close connection with chronic disease and its cure. These germs are present in healthy and diseased individuals but in the latter case it is pathogenic.
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Edward Bach and continued by John Patterson and his wife, Elizabeth from until Bach discovered that certain non-lactose fermenting bacteria were more prevalent in the stool of sick people than in healthy people. This led him to type these bacteria and investigate their connection with pathology. Up until this point, these bacteria had been ignored even to the point of being unnamed and generally regarded as harmless. Initially, Bach created conventional vaccines from these cultures and administered them to patients.
However, after reading The Organon while working at the London Homeopathic Hospital in as house pathologist and assistant bacteriologist , he was struck by the connections between conventional vaccine theory and the Homeopathic Law of Similars and sought to link the two disciplines. In Bach left London on a quest to discover new natural cures which led him to Mt.
Vernon in Oxfordshire and the development of the Bach Flower Remedies. A further innovation in their own right. John Paterson , who had assisted Bach in his research, continued the work after He refined the discoveries and their clinical indications, added more remedies, formulated theory and guidelines for using the remedies in practice.
After his death in , his wife Elizabeth continued the work for nine years, collating clinical data, making presentations and writing papers.
Paterson saw the bacteria as the scavengers of disease and their presence in the stool as being of constitutional significance.
The disordered vital force of the patient alters their susceptibility and the intestinal flora changes in accordance with this. Non-lactose fermenting bacteria not are not unequivocally pathological per se, some of which serve useful functions in the breakdown of complex carbohydrates. They can make a diseased situation worse in that they tend to impair the assimilation of food, acidify the environment of the gut, making it more habitable for parasites and fungi and less so for healthier, more symbiotic bacteria.
They also produce more toxic substances as wastes such as Hydrogen Sulphide and histamines and even perforate the gut wall as they proliferate.
Lactose fermenting bacteria in the gut, such as L. He noticed that when a patient undergoing treatment was experiencing improvement and felt better in themselves, the amount of pathogenic bacteria yielded in their stool increased.
From the conventional point of view, this meant the patient had a disease and should not be feeling better at all. It contradicted the germ theory of disease espoused by Pasteur and others. Paterson concluded that the germs in the stool were the result of the action of the vital force of the patient as stimulated by the remedy administered. The patient was eliminating harmful germs as part of a curative process as his vital force strengthened. Case Strategy. These are deep-acting remedies that alter the homoeostasis of the patients digestive metabolism, with all that that entails for the assimilation of food, allergic reactions and flow of essential nutrients to the body.
A nosode should not be repeated within three months to allow for it to act. If a remedy is necessary give one from the group of medicines associated with the nosode. Similarly, mixing the nosodes can be too much change for the body to handle and may produce severe reactions, particularly when there is challenging pathology present. The Remedies. Listed below are descriptions of the major Bowel Nosodes with a mind map and description for each one.
The associated polychrests for each nosode are listed on the mind maps. No 7, No. Enterobacteriacae Moganella morganii. On a mental level there is gloomy introspection with great anxiety about health , depression that can extend to a suicidal disposition by jumping with the paradox of desiring to be alone despite being anxious and fearful while being so.
They are insomniacs who must have total darkness to sleep, to the point of wearing blindfolds. Congestion and Explosiveness are keynotes of Morgan Pure and its outstanding action is on the skin. It is famous for Dry, itching, hot, red, raw and irritating skin conditions such as acne, boils, psoriasis and excema together with dry, weeping cracks and fissures.
Their skin is sensitive especially to the sun and from wearing wool. Once can see why the leading remedy associated with this nosode is Sulphur. From congestion there is sudden explosion in the form of bilious attacks , the hot flashes of the menopause and the violent pains of renal colic and calculi. They are also prone to attacks of Jaundice, heartburn and burning pains in the stomach and throat. Kidney stones are a big indication for this remedy. Female symtoms include poils and polyps of the vulva, vagina and anus leading to painful coition.
They get offensive, corrosive Leuchorrhea in green, brown or yellow hues. They are critical and censorious with a short temper, jealous and apprehensive. Their sleep is disturbed by night terrors which make them cry out. They are nervous nail biters who, in extreme states experience nervous breakdown.
They fear crowds, like many of the Bowel Nosode pictures, and suffer from claustrophobia. Like their temperament, they have a bitter taste in their mouths. This bacteria is found in the stool of those who have suffered renal colic or kidney stones and this symptom is one of its chief indicators. They have frequent micturation and Enuresis. Their skin issues are dryer than Morgan Pure with flaky skin, psoriasis and dry cracks in the corners of their mouths and ears.
They have herpetic and urticarial eruptions on their extremities. Gastrointestinally, they are more prone to diarrhoea than constipation, which they get from emotional excitement and there is the signature extreme, smelly flatulence which causes uncomfortable distension.
They have hard, dry stool in constipation and can get itchy, painful haemmorrhoids. This really is a very irritated remedy. They have heart and circulation issues to go with the mental stress. Heart enlargement with tightness of the chest extending to the left arm in a classic angina-like syndrome.
They are woken by palpitaitons in the night which they have to move about, fart and burp to relieve. Nervy, thin, precocious children with fair hair, blue eyes, freckles and long eyelashes. They have overactive minds and undernourished bodies with poor muscular development. Phos, Silica. They are curious and eager to please, fearful of being on their own and lacking in vital heat, taking chills easily and their symptoms are worse for cold.
Despite this they do not like to be inside stuffy rooms. They may have nervous habits like sucking their thumbs, on a blanket or biting their nails. They find it hard to assimilate emotionally as they do physically, being oversensitive to reprimand and pessimistic. They can be hyperactive from food allergies from food colourings and additives. Wheat and dairy can also aggravate and this remedy can be useful in cases of Coeliac disease or lactose intolerance.
Fats also cause trouble along with sugars Ketosis. They can be flatulent and their diarrhoea can contain mucous and blood phos, merc.
This can alternate with constipation. Older children may manifest these issues with food in the form of Anorexia Nervosa. Overall, there is the tendency to malignancy with possible prognosis of tumours in adulthood. Their food sensitivities may cause them to purge in the form of projectile vomiting or attacks of acidosis in the digestive tract, leading to headaches caused by overacidity.
All of these food assimilation issues ensure that the body is not getting its required nutrients to build a strong and health body and their physical form is skinny and malnourished as a result. Emaciation is an indication for the use of this nosode.
There is a connection between antibiotic damage and Gaertner firstly in that this nosode treats condition for which antibiotics are routinely given — recurrent ear, nose and throat infections and also because slow recovery is in the picture and antibiotics contribute to this. Adults who are slow to recover after being treated extensively with antibiotics can also need this remedy. Gaertner has a desire for oatmeal. Proteus is named after the shapeshifting sea-god of Greek myth whose stench was said to be rank.
Besides being worse for storms and sun, the proteus remedy has a strong connection with the sea in its connection with chlorite metabolism and the remedy Natrum Muriaticum , or sodium chloride.
Shapesifting is a good metaphor for hysteria, a trait this remedy has in spades. With Proteus, sudden onset is the keynote. It is a violent, aggressive, spasmodic remedy with cramps, tantrums and attacks of convulsions overwhelming the nervous system from the metabolism. The patient is closed and uncommunicative, with stubbornness and fixed ideas, hence the relationship with the Muriaticum remedies.
The have a delusion of importance and may fly off the handle if questioned or opposed even to the point of violence. It has an affinity with the kidneys the adrenal fear and sudden anger and their role in chloride metabolism muriaticum.
The digestion is very sensitive and worse for eating, although overall the are better for it. Aggravated by wine and eggs but unusually, ameliorated by neat whiskey.
Photosensitivity to UV light is interesting, since UV light is used to kill pathogenic bacteria in some water purifiers. This remedy is associated with prolonged nerve strain leading to a susceptibility to febrile and convulsive conditions. One of the functions of salt in the cells is the transmission of nervous electricity which comes in sudden flashes of communication around the body. Diplococcus bacteria, like gonorrhoea, with strong affinities to the mucous membranes and the sycotic miasm. Like Gonorrhoea, infection with this bacterium results in states of chronic catarrh , placing it firmly in the province of the Sycotic Miasm, just as Bach had associated Morgan and all its skin conditions with the Psoric Miasm.
Patterson successfully used Sycotic Co. Patients who fit the picture of this remedy are beset with all sorts of fears. Of the dark, being alone and of dogs. There are convulsions and epilepsy in the picture. They wish to be noticed and approved of.
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Background: The composition of intestinal microbiota is very important in human health. Gastrointestinal disturbances are among the symptoms commonly reported by individuals diagnosed with chronic diseases, such as inflammatory bowel disease, autism, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The effects of probiotics and prebiotics for dysbiosis have been reported in many studies. Bowel nosodes are homeopathic remedies made from human gut microbiota. Objective: Bowel nosodes made from the intestinal bacteria of European patients from the s were administered to Japanese patients suffering from gastrointestinal disturbances, such as constipation and diarrhea, to determine their therapeutic efficacy.