The Health Corner Vol. 13 – Drainage II

In the last article, I began to discuss drainage and its part in the health process. We saw that drainage is a major part of the first phase, and is also involved in the second phase of the body’s defense system. Without drainage, the body would not have the means to rid itself of toxins and would become ill.

Think of drainage as the sanitation system of a city. We all know that if this system was in some way compromised it would only be a short time before the city would experience a back up of wastes, thus making its inhabitants susceptible to sickness and disease.

This concept can be applied to the body in that waste is constantly being produced within it. If this waste is not removed, its buildup can have deleterious effects on the health of the body. Drainage keeps the toxins the body encounters from building up and also works to remove them. In other words, drainage is the solution to the pollution problems in the body.

Drainage is, in fact, intrinsic to both the homeopathic and the naturopathic principals. But this is not so in the allopathic (traditional medicine) realm, because that discipline emphasizes symptom suppression instead. Unfortunately, symptom suppression can do much more harm than good where drainage is concerned. If a patient’s illness is related to a malfunction in drainage, the allopathic doctor is not likely to detect it, as he or she is only equipped to look at and treat the patient’s symptoms. Thus, the cause of the symptoms goes unnoticed, many times much to the detriment of the patient’s health.

I, myself, have many times tested a patient and found that they needed drainage as a part of their program. But sometimes, the patient will call after a few days, or report at their next appointment that they felt worse instead of better after taking the necessary supplements. I explain that their program is working, but the drainage part of it may need to be increased. Sometimes it is also necessary to reduce the rest of the program and let drainage take center stage. In fact, the Nutrition Response Testing protocol says that if an individual tests for four or more drainage products it is best to halt the rest of the program entirely and work only with the patient’s drainage. Once the body indicates that drainage is sufficient, the full program can be reinstated.

As a trained practitioner of Nutrition Response Testing, I have been taught to recognise when my patients are in need of drainage and how to implement the necessary program to help them improve their health. It is also my goal to help my patients look at the drainage process for what it is, a natural bodily response to the presence of toxins that needs to be facilitated instead of ignored or inadvertently suppressed in favor of symptom management.

I have come to believe that proper drainage is vital to good health. This is why I have endeavored to give you a fuller understanding of the drainage process with regards to the health/sickness continuum. And I hope you have found this information helpful in understanding your own personal health.

Until we meet again…

Here’s to your good health!