Drug Side-Effects & Homeopathic Detox

Words: Dr Deborah OLENEV

So many people in the world are struggling terribly from the side-effects of Western medicine — be they be benzodiazepines, such as —

  • Diazepam [Valium]
  • Alprazolam [Xanax]
  • Lorazepam [Ativan]
  • Clonazepam [Klonopin]
  • Temazepam [Restoril].

These are commonly prescribed for anxiety, insomnia, seizures, muscle spasms and alcohol withdrawal.

Or SSRIs, such as —

  • Fluoxetine [Prozac]
  • Sertraline [Zoloft]
  • Citalopram [Celexa]
  • Escitalopram [Lexapro]
  • Paroxetine [Paxil]
  • Fluvoxamine [Luvox].

These are commonly prescribed for depression and anxiety disorder.

Or, opioids, such as —

  • Morphine
  • Oxycodone
  • Hydrocodone.

Or, any of the other classes of drugs that have been devastating world.

The suffering I have seen with some of my clients who take these medications is truly horrifying. When the poor patient doesn’t improve from one of the medicines, the doctors ‘up’ the dose [giving more of something that doesn’t work; but, does that make it work?]. Or, they switch to one of the other medicines in its class, with equally damaging results. We have a world full of desperately sick people, whose ‘normal’ diseases, are compounded by the abnormal side-effects of such synthetic drugs:

SSRIs & Benzodiazepines

Both SSRIs [selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors] and benzodiazepines can have serious side-effects, particularly with long-term use, or misuse. Here are some of the serious side-effects associated with each —

Serotonin Syndrome. Symptoms: agitation, hallucinations, rapid heart rate, fever, excessive sweating, shivering, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea.

Cause. Excessive accumulation of serotonin in the brain, often due to drug interactions, or overdose.

Suicidal Thoughts & Behaviours. Particularly in young adults, teenagers, and children during the initial treatment period, or when doses are adjusted [And, this is considered worth the risk of the drug?].

Bleeding Risks. Increased risk of bleeding, especially gastrointestinal bleeding, particularly when taken with NSAIDs, aspirin, or other anticoagulants.

Cause. Hyponatremia, or low levels of sodium in the blood, which can cause headache, difficulty in concentrating, memory impairment, confusion, weakness, and unsteadiness. This can lead to more severe consequences like seizures, or coma.

Mania & Hypomania. In individuals with bipolar disorder, SSRIs can trigger manic, or hypomanic episodes.

Sexual Dysfunction. Persistent problems with sexual function, including reduced libido, anorgasmia [difficulty achieving orgasm], and erectile dysfunction.

Serious Side-Effects Of Benzodiazepines

Dependence & Withdrawal. Physical and psychological dependence can develop with long-term use. Withdrawal symptoms can be severe. They include anxiety, agitation, tremors and seizures; in extreme cases, delirium.

Respiratory Depression. High doses, especially when combined with other central nervous system depressants, like alcohol, or opioids, can lead to dangerously slowed, or stopped breathing.

Cognitive Impairment. Long-term use can result in memory problems, reduced cognitive function, and difficulty concentrating.

Paradoxical Reactions. Some individuals may experience increased anxiety, agitation, aggression, and even hallucinations.

Motor Vehicle Accidents. Impaired motor skills and slowed reaction times increase the risk of accidents, particularly in elderly individuals.

Falls and Fractures. Increased risk of falls, particularly in older adults, which can lead to fractures and other serious injuries.

Tolerance. Over time, higher doses may be needed to achieve the same therapeutic effect, while increasing the risk of overdose and dependence.

Homeopathic Detox: CEASE Therapy

Now to get to the ‘heart of the matter’ of what I really want to talk about.

All of the above was introduction, or setting the stage. What I want to is what can we do to help people who are experiencing severe symptoms from all classes of Western medicines.

Dr Tinus Smits, MD, published a book called Autism Beyond Despair [CEASE Therapy] in 2000. He died shortly after the book was published, but he set the stage for a lot of further investigation on how to treat people in the modern world, whose ‘natural’ diseases are compounded by man-made drugs, vaccines and environmental toxins.

He understood that Classical Homeopathy as taught by Dr Samuel Hahnemann, MD, the founder of homeopathy, alone could not correct the types of imbalances and/or the unusual and strange diseases which have been cropping up and overtaking mankind.

There are a lot of people working in this field currently, such as Dr Ton Jansen, MD, who wrote Fighting Fire With Fire: Homeopathic Detox Therapy, and Dr Manfred Mueller [Homeopathicassociates.com].

There is also a book on the subject of autism and how to detoxify autistic children — Healing Complex Children with Homeopathy, by Dr Angelica Leake, ND.

Dr Jerry M Kantor, Lic Ac, CCH, MMHS, wrote a book, Autism Reversal Toolbox, which talks more about detoxing with the CEASE Protocol. I’ve given links to all of these books at Homeopathic Educational Services.

I diverged from the subject at hand, which is how to detox from Western medicines by referring you to books on how to detox autism. How that divergence came about is that autism is the most obvious category of illnesses attributed to the state of medicine in the world today. This is a man-made illness caused by excessive vaccination, employment of mass medicine on the general public, poorly thought out implementation of vaccinations, such as giving babies ten, or more, vaccines at a time, and other general stupidity.

Environmental factors also contribute to this, such as excessive exposure to fluoride, in the water, toothpastes, fire retardant clothing, our salad greens washed in fluoridated water, our salt contaminated with fluoride and so forth.

Let’s now bring in the phthalates, which further screw things up. Phthalates are products made from polyvinyl chloride [PVC], which are used to make plastic harder, or softer. It is found in personal care products, such as shampoos and soaps; in household detergents; adhesives and packaging materials; medical device tubing; dairy farms, where the milk runs down plastic tubing; plastic food wraps; building materials; car interiors, including dashboards and upholstery.

Again I diverge. What I really want to talk about is how to detoxify from any of the countless things in our environment, which are affecting our children, our endocrine, or hormonal, system and our general health.

Traditional CEASE Protocol & Dr Deborah Olenev’s Alternative Method

Dr Smits recommended creating a time line and detoxing everything that a mother, or her baby, has taken, who is now afflicted with autism. Rather than detoxifying in chronological order, Dr Jansen recommends figuring out what was the substance that caused the most problems. This means at what point did the health change. These would be the substances most likely needing to be detoxed, and don’t waste your time on detoxifying everything that was taken.

Traditional CEASE Protocol

The traditional protocol is to give the person four potencies of the substance you are wanting to detox. The sequence can be 12C, 30C, 200C, or 1M; or you can start with 30C, 200C, 1M and 10M.

In the traditional method the remedies would be given twice a week at the first level; let’s say, the 12C, twice a week at the second level; let’s say, the 30C, twice a week at the third level; let’s say, the 200C, twice a week at the fourth level; let’s say, the 1M, and then on the weekend, as Dr Jansen recommends, giving what is perceived to be the constitutional, or totality remedy. Then at the end of this cycle you detox the next substance. Hopefully, this detox protocol should result in improvement in the person’s health.

After this the next cycle can be started with a new substance. Some prescribers detox multiple substances at a time.

Dr Deborah Olenev’s Methodology

I am an intuitive, so I do not do anything via a methodology, or programmed sequence. Why? The reason is that we are spiritual beings in human form, and bringing people to health is a spiritual, not an intellectual, or ego -based process.

I will give you an example. I am treating a teenage boy who became autistic right after receiving the following vaccines all at one time when he was 15 months old. I will call this teenager Richard [not his real name].

  • Hepatitis A&B
  • Varicella vaccine [chickenpox vaccine]
  • MMR vaccine
  • Hib vaccine
  • Conj vacine
  • DTap vaccine
  • IPV vaccine [polio vaccine].

He promptly lost use of language and deteriorated in all ways after this. He has been responding well to Colchicum autumnale, for his extreme aversion to the sight and smell of food, and a few other remedies, but they haven’t made the slightest impact on the autism itself, though they have helped his general health greatly.

I ordered the vaccine remedies in the 30C and 200C potencies from Hahnemann Laboratories in California. The laboratory did not have the Conj vaccine, or the Hepatitis A and B, but they had the others. Instead of choosing one of the vaccines at random, or choosing a combination vaccine I tested Richard on the remedies. Testing is a spiritual process that I do, whereby I make myself a pendulum, and communicate with my atman, or my indwelling God and ask whether a remedy is right for the person. I have been meditating for more than four decades, and I have been granted this ability.

Of all of the above, the only remedy that he resonated with was the IPV vaccine, which is against polio. I would never have expected this result, but that is what happened.

Administration Of The Medicine

I could have followed the traditional protocol of administering the remedy twice a week as a dry dose, or given it in water. Instead, what I did was prescribe the remedy as a room dose. The instructions were for the child to be exposed to the Polio 30C and Colchicum 200C for one hour a day for three days, and then I asked his mom to put the remedies away. In two weeks we decided to discuss about his response to the remedies and test whether it is a good time to go up to the Polio 200C, which would be step two in the traditional detox sequence.

We are doing this detox in a careful manner and at a slower pace than in the traditional CEASE Protocol. I do not have a follow-up yet on Richard’s response to the first level of the detox.

Where To Purchase Detox Remedies?

There are various pharmacies that carry these remedies:

  • Hahnemann Laboratories [US]
  • Helios Pharmacy [UK]
  • Hahnemann Apotheek [Netherlands]
  • Homeopathic Resources Online

NB: Readers, in India, may consult their professional homeopathic physician for guidance and treatment vis-à-vis detox remedies.

Dr DEBORAH OLENEV, CCH, RSHom [NA], is a Classical Homeopath based in Mountain View, California, US. She treats people from all over the world via phone and video conferencing. Dr Olenev has had a passion for homeopathy for nearly forty years and has been in private practice since 1991. She has a vast knowledge of homeopathic Materia Medica, and integrates homeopathy with herbal medicine too. She is the owner of First Aid Cream, where she teaches about and sells homeopathic first-aid creams. She has several years of experience treating autistic children and people of all ages for all manner of health conditions.

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