Homeopathy is not limited by the need to know the eitology and pathogenesis of of chronic musculoskeletal conditions, in order to offer effective treatment. Modern medicine is so limited by its lack of understanding, as is stated in the abstract (below). Another advantage for Homeopathic treatment is that is proved on healthy humans.
Homeopathy already accepts as true, the stated info in the abstract (below), regarding the true nature of the variety of destruction processes in the Locomotor System (LS) and the existence of positive feedback with system-wide disturbances in nervous and vascular conductivities, and how by self-organization,the body modifies itself to survive more efficiently, and how the Systemic Destruction (SD) disturbs the LS structural integrity.
From the Abstract (below): The LS is the largest system of the body amounting to the majority of its mass; it is a “house”, where all the other organs and systems live. Muscles at rest contain 1/4 of the whole blood volume, 1/5 of the total blood flow passes through them, which dramatically increases during exercise and may exceed 4/5 of the total blood flow. That is why disturbance of blood circulation in muscles due to the LS systemic destruction affects blood and lymph circulation in the whole body. Blood stagnation takes place not only in muscles, but in the other LS elements, organs and body systems as well, pathologic deposits and thrombi can be formed in the vessels, inflammatory processes begin. This results in blood pressure disorders, headaches, somatoform autonomic dysfunction, chronic fatigue, constant malaise, and individual’s irritability for no apparent cause. Early detection of deviations from the normal state of these subsystems and application of adequate external corrective actions (taking into account the control objectives of these subsystems) will enable elimination of causes of future pathologies. End Quote.
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that works on the whole human system without causing side-effects. We will now describe how we have used homeopathic remedies to restore normal functions.
Here we apply systems sciences to analyze the human Locomotor System and develop a general theory that reveals the systemic destructive process in the Locomotor System (LS), linking together all its disorders. The systemic destruction involves adaptation and self-organization processes in the locomotor system, whose side
Locomotor System (LS) disorders affect a vast majority of people at some time in their life bringing pain, functional limitations, social and economic implications. Modern medicine cannot offer prevention and effective treatment for most chronic musculoskeletal conditions, because their etiology and pathogenesis are unknown. This is due to the lack of systemic understanding of the locomotor system functioning in both healthy and unhealthy states. Here we apply systems sciences to analyze the human locomotor system and develop a general theory that reveals the systemic destructive process in the locomotor system, linking together all its disorders. The systemic destruction involves adaptation and self-organization processes in the locomotor system, whose side effects introduce a true nature of the variety of destruction processes in the locomotor system Most chronic musculoskeletal conditions are just manifestations and consequences of this process. On the basis of our theoretical findings, we developed the world’s first technology that effectively counteracts the systemic destruction and improves the Locomotor System (LS) state at any age, also preventing problems in nervous and cardiovascular systems.
Normal LS anatomic state = normal muscle tone. Initial deviation from the reference state = Change (from the reference) in muscle tone. ADAPTATION: If non-anatomic loads persist for a long time, to minimize energy costs of maintaining stable position, LS SELF-ORGANIZATION is performed by changing the tissues composition and properties. Hypertonic muscles are gradually hardened, hypotonic muscles are gradually atrophied. Locomotor Control System (LCS) reaction = Systemic response in blood circulation and disturbances in LS tissues, micro-circulation and metabolism, increased deviations of composition, properties and shape and results in further change in muscle tone, muscle hardening and atrophy and appearance of persistent non-anatomic loads, change in load balance, deviation of the new stable position from the reference position, possible deformation and injury of LS elements.
Note that what is being considered is LS functioning and pathology in a general form. This abstraction from specific conditions and diagnoses made it possible to fully employ the systems approach and reveal the true nature of the variety of destruction processes in the locomotor system, which unfold in space and time during the whole individual’s life.
We would like to stress an extremely important point, which is new to medicine: these organic changes in muscles take place not because of some reasons, but are purposefully initiated by the LCS to reduce continuous energy consumption of the human body. By self-organization,the body modifies itself to survive more efficiently. The fact that muscle atrophy can take place not only because of their underutilization, but can be initiated by the LCS due to lack of support afferentation (as) was discovered in space medicine back in the 1970’s, however the connection with the LCS control objectives (particularly, energy costs minimization) had not been revealed.The opposite process –the purposeful muscle hardening that substitutes chronic hypertonicity–has never been described previously. Its discovery is the result of our many years’ practical workwith thousands of patients with various LS pathologies. It is important to understand that boththese phenomena (muscle hardening and atrophy) are manifestations of the same general LS self-organization process.Organic changes in muscles and nonanatomic loads on bones and other LS elements disturb nervous and vascular conductivities in both these and adjacent elements. This consequently disturbs microcirculation and metabolism in LS elements tissues, which eventually leads to increase of destructive changes in the already destructed LS elements and appearance of such changes in adjacent elements that were normal prior to this moment. This way, new (systemic, i.e. caused by the processes inside the system) deviations appear in the LS, which again change the LS load balance, initiate a new stage of adaptation and self-organization, so introducing a positive feedback loop into this process. Thus, the adaptation and self-organizationprocesses caused by the very first initiating nonsystemic deviation exhibit a positive feedbackwith system-wide disturbances in nervous and vascular conductivities. The SD disturbs the LS structural integrity. Many non-bearing elements (muscles) becomebearing ones that limits the individual’s motor activity, while bearing elements (bones, ligaments, etc.) properties partially degrade that weakens the LS support function. At advanced SD stages, LS elements, which are not sufficiently nourished through the organically degenerated muscles, are severely affected: bones (osteoporosis), tendons (tendinitis), cartilages (osteoarthritis); joints range of motion is restricted accordingly. This restriction is caused neither by joint locks due to muscle spasm (muscles cannot have chronic spasm as this contradicts the energy costs minimization objective, spasmed muscles eventually exhibit organic degeneration), nor by disturbance of the central nervous regulation (muscle imbalance), nor by meniscoiden trapment or joint subluxation; it is a consequence of organic pathology in the whole LS. That is why such conditions cannot be eliminated by massage, acupuncture, CNS retraining with exercise therapy or kinesiotherapy, instant manipulations, etc., which explains ineffectiveness of these methods in treating chronic LS pathologies. The LS systemic destructive process is opposed by the natural self-repair process in the body that consists in adaptation and self-organization of its other subsystems, which are negatively affected by the SD (nervous and cardiovascular systems in the first place). The self-repair decelerates the SD, however, due to limitation in the body resources it cannot stop the SD completely. In the course of systemic destruction, destructive organic changes accumulate in the LS.They gradually make the LS go out of the healthy state that is manifested by visual body imperfections, discomfort, etc. After a certain verge is crossed, clinical symptoms appear: pain, inflammation, cartilage tissue degeneration, etc. At this stage such a condition is categorized as a disorder and only now it enters the medical field of view. Body mobility and ability to perform heavy physical work are progressively degraded that may eventually lead to disability, i.e. LS functional failure. LS deformities develop according to the same scenario: from various body imperfections inherent to almost every human to severe curvatures, which begin in the childhood and are manifestations of early SD generalization (kyphosis, scoliosis of higher degrees). In this respect, the theory of the LS systemic destruction may be considered as the universal LS deformation theory, which modern orthopedics lacks so much. Not seeing the specific causes of pathology and not knowing about the SD process producing it, physicians consider these disorders as independent, multifactorial, with an indeterminate etiology. The theory of the LS systemic destruction presents new and crucial for the clinical medicine concept of the systemic degeneration (profound organic change) of the LS structure, which develops from the first years of the individual’s life and usually precedes spinal disorders. Moreover, most spinal disorders(except injury cases) are consequences of the SD.
Discussion: As the result of many years of practical research we conclude that, despite the apparent difference in the prevalent chronic musculoskeletal conditions, all of them are interconnected by the single systemic destructive process in the locomotor system and they are just its evident manifestations. The SD is the major cause of intervertebral disk herniation, spinal instability joints functional limitations, musculoskeletal pain (including back pain and myofascial trigger points), scoliosis, kyphosis, simply anatomically incorrect (distorted) body contours, disproportions of its parts, and many consequent neurological and vascular disorders that are manifested by headaches, abnormal blood pressure and heart rate, tissue ischemia, strokes, heart attacks, impaired function of internal organs, mental disorders, chronic fatigue syndrome, etc. The SD can cause muscle atrophy, osteoporosis, premature skin ageing on the face and body,wrinkles formation. An individual with the SD in a generalized stage constantly feels the“burden” of his/her body and chronic discomfort that worsen with physical activity and in the morning. The SD phenomenon also manifests itself by a persistent, chronic clinical course of the disorder, wherever it is located, by regularity of exacerbations and its practical incurability by all known methods. And no matter which specific diagnosis a patient has, which nerve roots are entrapped or which joints have degenerative changes –the pathology pursues the patient and aggravates during the whole his/her life. Because there are a lot of initiating and intensifying factors of the SD and some of them appear in life of every human, it is impossible to avoid the SD. The only thing an individual can make is stick to an optimal motor mode to avoid fixing muscle hypo-and hypertonicity, which occur during long-term preservation of static postures, overloading by physical work and sports,etc. An individual should periodically change body positions without staying for a long time in any of them, uniformly load all the muscles in the body with non-intensive workload to prevent them from overwork or prolonged inactivity. The SD is not a disorder itself, but a universal mechanism of the LS deterioration ... in the general systemic destructive process. When considering the LS, one needs to remember that the LS always works as an integral system and always suffers also as an integral system. Therefore it is impossible to cure separately disorders of its parts without systemic influence on the whole LS. Moreover, as the LS systemic pathology is essentially organic and accumulates in the whole body during the whole life, it is impossible to eliminate it quickly or even instantly (by manipulations or surgery). In any case, it takes a long time (weeks, months) to restore the anatomically normal composition and properties of tissues of the elements in the whole LS. Our results are not just a plain theory, they have direct practical implications. It is impossible to stop the SD, however the same mechanisms of adaptation and self-organizationcan be employed to counteract it. To solve this problem, on the basis of the LS systemic destruction theory we developed the world’s first technology for diagnostics and correction of the LS anatomic state – the Systemic Reconstructive Therapy (SRT) in the general systemic destructive process. The SRT intensifies the body self-repair processes and solves a broad range of problems of external correction of the LS anatomic state, which the body cannot solve on its own. During SRT development we discovered reversibility of organic changes in the LS elements tissues under external corrective influences.The SRT does not treat specific disorders directly, but it is a universal technology for restoration and maintenance of the normal LS anatomic state. A rehabilitologist always acts systematically: regardless of the individual’s specific complaints he/she always examines the whole LS (since the systemic organic pathology is present in every individual’s LS) and then performs its systemic reconstruction trying to bring the LS state to the normal LS anatomic state as close as possible. The rehabilitologist creates the necessary conditions and controls the body self-repair process aimed at reversing organic changes in the LS elements tissues and their shape restoration, and gradually repositions LS elements in the spatial structure accordingly. As the LS state approaches the normal anatomic state, SD manifestations and consequences disappear automatically as the result of removal of the cause. Consequently, the functioning of LS elements and segments is normalized, a full range of their motion is restored, musculoskeletal pain disappears, LS deformities and visual body imperfections are eliminated, functioning of other organs and body systems is improved – the individual becomes much healthier in general. Such correction is possible at any age. The SD organically alters the whole human body, the SRT allows to alter it in the opposite direction using only human hands, without drugs, surgery or any device. Our experience has proven that the SRT is a highly effective physical rehabilitation technology for the human LS. Perhaps not less, but even more important is that SRT may and should be applied, when the LS is still practically healthy and an individual has no complaints yet. This provides effective prevention of future disorders, elimination of their origins. Because the SD progresses in every individual’s LS from the first years of life, it should be counteracted before severe manifestations appear. If the LS anatomic state is being corrected since the early childhood, it is possible to raise a healthy individual with a proportional and beautiful body, and then maintain it in this state, preventing emergence of pathologies. The SD theory links the LS systemic pathology with pathologies of the nervous and cardiovascular systems, it is evident ... that they reinforce each other. Understanding of this interconnection may become the key to prevention of the cardiovascular system disorders that are the world’s leading cause of death. The LS is the largest system of the body amounting to the majority of its mass; it is a “house”, where all the other organs and systems live. Muscles at rest contain 1/4 of the whole blood volume, 1/5 of the total blood flow passes through them, which dramatically increases during exercise and may exceed 4/5 of the total blood flow. That is why disturbance of blood circulation in muscles due to the LS systemic destruction affects blood and lymph circulation in the whole body. Blood stagnation takes place not only in muscles, but in the other LS elements, organs and body systems as well, pathologic deposits and thrombi can be formed in the vessels, inflammatory processes begin. This results in blood pressure disorders, headaches, somatoform autonomic dysfunction, chronic fatigue, constant malaise, and individual’s irritability for no apparent cause; for this reason antidepressants are often prescribed to people who do not actually need them. Restoring normal circulation in the LS using the SRT, makes it possible to significantly improve the overall condition of the cardiovascular system and prevent occurrence of these and other more dangerous conditions such as heart attacks and strokes that is confirmed by our long-term practice.The approach to study of the LS pathology based on an interdisciplinary synthesis of knowledge about functioning of complex systems that we applied, by analogy with the systems biology and systems medicine may be called systems orthopedics. The same approachcan be used to study other subsystems of the body, which have similar principles of functioning.In these subsystems, adaptation and self-organization processes under the control of the corresponding control systems also take place in response to various disturbances. Early detection of deviations from the normal state of these subsystems and application of adequate external corrective actions (taking into account the control objectives of these subsystems) will enable elimination of causes of future pathologies, just like the SRT does. This new area of systems research of the locomotor system and the whole human body is now one of the most urgent and requires involvement of experts from various fields of science.
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