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Homeopathic Drainage A Guide to Homeopathy: Michel Bouko Levy

Michel Bouko Levy’s book Homeopathic Drainage – A Guide to Homeopathy is reviewed by Alan V. Schmukler

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Author: Michel Bouko Levy -July 2015

Paperback – 310 pages

HDRB publishing

U.S. $95

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Homopathic Drainage – A Guide to Homeopathy is the latest work from Dr. Michel Bouko Levy, MD. This is not just another book on drainage remedies but rather includes the vision of a homeopath who made this a specialty for many years, taking it to an entirely new level. Written in an abbreviated, almost outline style, this book introduces a number of concepts which allow a systemic approach to prescribing drainage remedies.

Dr. Bouko Levy sees the individual in terms of both her constitution and reactive mode. Four basic constitutions are listed as:

Carbonic – large shape

Phosphoric – long shape

Natrum – water retention

Fluoric – asymmetry

Each is associated with a physique, basic mentality, pathological tendencies and a leading remedy.

The book next addresses reactive modes, which are the characteristic ways one reacts to surrounding influences. The four reactive modes are the Psoric, Tuberculinic, Sycotic and Luetic. Each reactive mode is associated with specific miasms and nosodes, as well as certain etiologies, modalities and mentals.

Of reactive modes, psora relates to the balance of what comes in (eg. food, stress) and what goes out (stool etc.) The tubercular involves extreme sensitivity and defects in mineralization. The sycotic mode is about slowed down metabolic function, which intoxicates reticular endothelial tissue. Lastly, the luetic mode is marked by asymmetery, disharmony and ulcerative and sclerotic processes.

Dr. Bouko Levy introduces the Line of Life concept, meaning the various stages a person goes through from their intra-uterine life to birth, adulthood and death.   Each stage is associated with a particular reactive mode and particular remedies and cell salts. An example here would help to illustrate:

The infant is psoric, but when a child starts walking and talking he expresses his Luetic Reactive Mode. Between 18-36 months he becomes Sycotic. During growth spurts he is Tuberculinic.  

The Wheel of Emunctories

An enunctory is made of both an organ and the canalisulus (a small channel or duct.) Drainage involves activating organ functions and toxin elimination. To cure chronic disease it is necessary to re-establish “mute” emunctories (emotional outlets also). When a patient has pain at some location, this is the place chosen as emunctory by the chronic disease. The Wheel of Emunctories is about where the drainage is required (digestive system, respiratory etc.) The emunctories are related to the constitution, reactive mode and line of life, so all these factors need to be considered when prescribing.

Dr. Bouko Levy also covers Schussler’s tissue salts, including the action of the various salts and associated remedies. In the next section, 17 essential homeopathic remedies are discussed in some detail, along with their Central, Companion and Satellite Remedies. The book touches on Phytogemnotherapy, Organotherapy, Oligotherapy and much more.

Sometimes patients are not healthy enough to sustain their simillimum. Rather than palliation in such circumstances, it appears there may be a way to cure with the help of this drainage method. This is a concept book, rather than a “how to” manual. Some of the language is awkward, probably due to the translation, and one has to reach to gather the meaning. This work just barely touches on the brilliance of the man, and to put all this into practice would probably require further reading or viewing one or more of his courses on CD.

This book and Dr. Levy’s courses are available at his website:

See Hpathy’s interview with Dr. Bouko Levy: Link to his interview:

About the author

Alan V. Schmukler

Alan V. Schmukler is a homeopath, Chief Editor of Homeopathy for Everyone and author of ”Homeopathy An A to Z Home Handbook”, (also in French, German, Greek, Polish and Portuguese). He is Hpathy’s resident cartoonist and also produces Hpathy’s Tips & Secrets column and homeopathy Crossword puzzles each month. Alan is a recipient of the National Center for Homeopathy Martha Oelman Community Service Award. Visit Alan at his website: Here.

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