Tautopathy (Tauto-same) is the method of curing or removing the bad effects of conventional drugs by means of identical potentised drugs. For. e.g., If you are suffering from the bad effects or side-effects of the antibiotic Penicillin, you can use potentised Penicillin to remove its side effects. This idea has been confirmed not only clinically by large number of homeopaths but has also been studied scientifically. There have been studies in which potentised lead and potentised arsenic have been used to promote excretion of the same substances in cases of poisoning. The results have shown that such use of potentised substances can help remove the symptoms caused by the toxicity, by enhancing the elimination of the toxin from the tissues.
Tautopathy is not based on ‘similars’. It is not homeopathy but it is pretty close to it. It is more in the realm of Isopathy. Tautopathic drugs have two advantages –
1. They can be proved like homeopathic medicines and can be assimilated in homeopathic materia medica. This provides a chance to use these medicines on the principles of homeopathy too.
2. They can be given to antidote or remove the bad effects of conventional drugs.
Long term use of allopathic or conventional drugs has often been found to work as an obstruction in providing a cure using the most similar homeopathic medicines. The administration of tautopathic medicines can help remove such obstructions and can facilitate a cure. A tautopathic medicines is not just administered on the basis of history of known drug intake, but there should be definite guiding symptoms for the selection of a medicine.
As conventional medicine has progressed the chemicals and drugs used by it have become more stronger. The more stronger a drug, the more stronger are its side effects. The long term use in chronic diseases compounds this problem. Patients with chronic disease often come to homeopaths after taking conventional medicine for many years. By the time they arrive at our office, it is often difficult to discern which symptoms of the patient are due to the disease and which are due to the drugs. There is often a layer of drug-symptoms that needs to be removed before the ‘similimum’ can work effectively. The use of tautopathic medicines can help clear the case in many such cases. Tautopathy is not an isolated system of medicine, but it is an enhanced tool for the homeopaths to use in difficult cases coming to us from the allopathic stable.
Two such medicines that have showed positive results in my practice are, Cortisonum and Roaccutane. I have used cortisonum in many difficult cases of asthma and allergic dermatitis with a history of long-term steroid inhalation or application. Such application has often moved a stuck case in the right direction. Potentised Roaccutane has helped in dealing with the cheilitis and hair-fall which results as a side-effect of this drug. Some of the patients who were given Cortisonum have reported some form of elimination reaction in which their sweat or urine becomes more offensive that usual for a few days.
There is hardly any modern ‘wonder-drug’ that does not have any serious side-effects. One has to understand that the ‘medicines’ are not part of body’s physiological requirement. The antibiotics, antipyretics, pain-killers, steroids – are all as foreign to the human body – as foreign as any other disease causing agent. The body reacts to the medicines in very much the same fashion as it reacts to the bacteria and viruses. So there is no wonder that the modern wonder-drugs, produce there own set of symptoms (drug-disease) when used for long time. Tautopathic medicines can play a vital role in countering such drug-disease or toxic symptoms produced by conventional drugs.
Preparation of Tautopathic Medicines
Tautopathic Medicines are made by potentising the conventional drugs. The process of potentization is similar to that used for homeopathic medicines, i.e., trituration and succussion. Both the decimal and centesimal scales are used.
Following are some readily available Tautopathic medicines –
|Anti rabies vaccine||Ergotin||Rastinon|
|Chlorpromazine hydrochloride||Terramycin||Triple antigen|
|Chlortetracyclin hydrochloride||Phenacetin||Vitamin A, B, C, D, K|