What is Biotherapeutic Drainage?
Biotherapeutic Drainage is a type of detox, both gentle yet profound, that aids in the elimination of toxins and waste products, restoring balance to the body. The main remedies used in this system are the Unda numbered compounds. Created in Switzerland by physicians in the 1920-30’s, these homeopathic drainage formulas are composed of a synergistic blend of plants and minerals that promote proper elimination of toxins and wastes. In addition to the Unda numbers, additional herbal formulations, including gemmotherapies and phytogen formulas may be used to further facilitate drainage and balance in affected organ systems.
How Does Biotherapeutic Drainage Work?
Each Unda numbered compound contains a unique blend of plants and minerals that focus on a particular organ or organ system. The plants act as guides in these formulas due to the affinity plants have for specific organ systems (e.g., Juniper for the genitourinary tract, Hawthorne for the cardiovascular system). In this way, the plants carry the mineral component to the appropriate organ system, and the mineral provides a therapeutic effect through facilitating localized enzymatic activity. Thereby, Undas aid in optimizing biochemical function at the cellular level within specific organ systems.
Who Can Benefit?
Most conditions can benefit from Biotherapeutic Drainage, including:
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Recurrent urinary tract infections
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Irritable bowel disease (Crohn’s & Ulcerative colitis)
Chronic fatigue syndrome
High blood pressure
A Few Reasons to Consider Biotherapeutic Drainage
Safe: As homeopathics, the formulas can be taken with all pharmaceuticals, herbs and supplements without caution or contraindication; therefore, they are a great adjunct to an existing treatment regimen and may help to decrease the toxic burden of medications on the body.
Targeted: Biotherapeutic Drainage therapy can focus on one particular organ system that may be most symptomatic for a person.
Gentle (yet profound): These remedies are great for all but may be especially helpful for sensitive patients who poorly tolerate medications or supplements. Kids respond very well, too.
Mental/emotional: Unda numbered compounds can be used to clear mental/emotional toxicity, using the understanding that many organs have corresponding emotional functions as well as physiological.
Balancing: They may be helpful in patients who are feeling “stuck” and have tried everything because these remedies can work to address underlying toxicity and imbalance at the cellular level. This in turn can make other therapies more effective.
Individualized: There are 76 Unda numbers in total, which allows a knowledgeable practitioner to customize treatment to the unique nature of each person’s presentation.
What Can I Expect?
After a thorough hour-long consultation, Dr. Carle will select a unique combination of Unda numbers for you, usually 3-4 formulas, possibly with some additional supplements or herbal formulas for symptom relief and to aid in the drainage process. Standard dosing is 5 drops of each Unda number taken 3x daily by mouth 10-20 minutes away from meals. At this dose, the protocol lasts approximately 3 weeks, and a follow-up visit is recommended for the 4thweek to assess your progress. At that time, a new set of Unda numbers is often chosen to continue the drainage and healing process. Each person as a unique individual responds differently to the remedies, with some noticing benefit in a few days while for many it takes months. The drainage remedies work to peel back and address layers of dysfunction and toxicity built up over many years, which often takes time. Occasionally people will experience a short-term worsening of their symptoms or the onset of a new symptom, which can be an indication that the remedies are working by disturbing the stasis that has chronically prevented healing.
Who Provides Biotherapeutic Drainage?
At the Stram Center Kirsten Carle, ND provides therapy with the Unda numbered compounds. In addition to her four-year naturopathic medical training, she participated in a yearlong Biotherapeutic Drainage mentor program with Dr. Dickson Thom, DDS, ND- the foremost expert in the Unda Numbered formulas.
Make an Appointment
If you think Biotherapeutic Drainage could help you, consider scheduling an appointment or a free 15-minute phone consultation with Kirsten Carle, ND to discuss it.
Please call the Center at 518-689-2244.