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Prescribing on the basis of Auto-Therapy, Auto-Haemo Therapy



By James Runcie, M.B., Ch. B., M.F. Hom.

Note: In British Homeopathy Journal, 1968, the following method has been published.

The practice of Homoeopathy is intensely interesting and absorbing and not least of the reasons for this is the many approaches to this practice, which are open to one. Our interest at the moment is auto-therapy, which means, "Treating a patient with material obtained from himself and prepared homeopathically".

The orthodox approach (as you known) is:

  1. Prove the remedy by administering to healthy people and note the symptoms caused.

  2. Administer to the patient the remedy, which has caused in the healthy prover symptoms similar to the ones presenting.

  3. Experience has shown that special attention has to be paid to 

    (a) Mental symptoms,

    (b) General symptoms,

    (c) Symptoms of desires and aversions,

    (d) "Strange, rare and peculiar symptoms", as Hahnemann said.

However, there are many other approaches. Let me mention a few:

  1. The Biochemic approach, with which we connect the name of Schussler.

  2. Nosodes-Dr. Margaret Tyler taught how to use these for people "never well since having", e.g., measles, when one would give Morbillinum.

  3. Bowel nosodes prepared from the non-lactose fermenting organisms of the bowel and in this connection we think of Bach and Dr. John Paterson.

  4. The use of the emanometer makes us think of the work of Dr. William Boyd.

  5. The study of poisonings.

  6. Allergy.

  7. Organotherapy -with which we connect the name of Rademacher.

  8. Specifics

The unique method of preparing homoeopathic medicines enables one to, use anything at all, from which to produce a ยท medicine, and thus in auto therapy one can use material obtained from the Patient himself, and as all matter ceases to be present after the l2th centesimal potency, obnoxious material becomes aesthetic and agreeable, when presented as a homoeopathic medicine. One might object that giving a patient a medicine prepared from himself is really isopathic and not homoeopathic, but the medicine is so modified when potentized, that it is then similar and not identical and therefore homoeopathic.

Many homoeopaths will object to the use of "Specifics and, whereas one agrees that full case taking is the ideal, there are many " Specifics one would not like to be without, e.g.

For alveolitis-Borax

The cough of measles-Scilla

Ammoniacal urine in infants-Iodine

Pain in the heel-Medorrhinum

Blepharitis with eyelids sticking together in the morning-Jacaranda

Boils behind the neck-Kali iod

Post partum haemorrhoids-Kali carb

Epistaxis-Ferrum picricum

My method of preparing the medicine for use in auto-therapy is that of Korsakow, and the apparatus required is:

  1. A bottle for collecting the specimen to be potentized.

  2. A 1/2 oz. glass phial with stopper.

  3. Tap water.

  4. Spirit vini rect. (S.V.R.)

  5. Sacch. lact. granules.

The method of preparation assumes that a 1/2 oz. phial when half full contains approximately 100 drops of water, and when this (after having been succussed) is poured out, approximately one drop adheres to the side of the phial, and by placing the phia1 under the tap and filling up to half full one proceeds to the next higher potency. When one reaches the 30th potency one empties out the water, adds S.V.R., shakes up vigorously, pours it all out, and then fills up with Sacch. lact. granules and one has the Finished product.

Clinical Cases

  1. Retroverted gravid uterus: Mrs. F. age 31-abortion at three months pregnant. One year later became pregnant again and the uterus was found to be retroverted. L.M.P. 3rd May. Prescribed to the best of my ability-no improvement. I read up Prof. Johnstone on retroverted gravid uterus and the awesome measures advocated made me very anxious indeed. However, a vaginal swab was taken and this shaken up with tap water and the patient was given Autogenous Vaginal Swab 20 in water on 10th July i.e., when she was two month's pregnant. This removed the disagreeable symptoms of low back pain and the uterus grew up into the abdomen and the pregnancy went to full term and a bonnie baby boy was born, who is now married and has a family of his own.

  2. Septic Sebaceous Cyst: Mrs. W., presented with a septic sebaceous cyst on the anterior wall of the chest. Some sebaceous matter and pus was taken and potentized and called Seb. Sep. 30. This was given to the patient on 10th November 1949. It very quickly cleared out the cyst, much to the astonishment of the patient, who explained that previously she had had a cyst-on her shoulder, which took three months to clear under homoeopathic treatment. This one cleared in three day's.

  3. Mrs. D (age 67). History of coronary thrombosis, diseased gall bladder and has had hiatus hernia operation. Had many homoeopathic remedies. On l6th February 1967, reported having had a bad week complaining bitterly of dizziness on rising in the morning and also on moving the head. Crepitation in the neck on turning the head. Yellow tongue. Head as if it would burst. Was given Crataegus and Ruta 12 in water. Her story is, that she gave two big sneezes and passed a stone from her mouth the size of a pea, which she described as "very beautiful". It was potentized and she was given Autogenous Pharyngeal Calculus 30 on 4th March 1967, and on 30th March 1967, she reported being very much better. Not so dizzy. L. side of nose free of mucus. Now sleeps well. Still the soreness at pericardial region.

    Other medicines have been made from: Blood, Sputum, Tartar, Feces, Urine, and cases could be quoted.

In conclusion, I would say that if we could get the Simillimum every time, by means of the Hahnemannian approach, we would see results that were near miraculous and we would not require to think of any other approach; however, it is my opinion that an expert prescriber would be doing very well to get 20 per cent success in finding the Simillimum. We have often to be content with a remedy, which is reasonably similar, although not the elusive Simillimum, and some result is better than no result at all. It is therefore as an additional aid that I would present this auto-therapy and not as a method that would displace the Hahnemannian approach.

Auto-haemo Therapy

Clinical Experience by Dr. F. X. Krynicki, M.D. Detroit Mich. U.S.A.

Among the several forms of auto-haemo therapy, which involves prior dilution, is the subject of this paper. The work reported here is based on a monograph published by L. D. Rogers in 1917 in which the blood is incubated for one or more days before being reintroduced by vein puncture. Severe reactions were common and the large number of clinical conditions allegedly amenable to this form of treatment has not been born out by experience. The waiting period and reactions relegated the method to oblivion.

The procedure had potential merit if the reaction and waiting periods could be eliminated. This was accomplished by replacing incubation and dilution by potentization. Parenteral introduction of this material apparently make use of possible toxic substances in potentized form that may be present in the blood. Among such substances could be those associated with herpes zoster, urticaria, infectious monucleosis, post influential asthenia, poison ivy, drugs, eczema and any unidentified toxic substance that might be a factor in the patient's illness.

Details of potentization have been published elsewhere but are worthy of repetition. All materials are autoclaved and stored until needed. Ordinary sterilization is satisfactory if the material is to be used within six to eight weeks. Blood is drawn by vein puncture into a 20 ml syringe up to the one ml mark and distilled water to the 10 ml mark. The plunger is now withdrawn to the 15 ml mark to permit entry of air, and together with the barrel, is grasped firmly in the hand and succussed some twenty times. All but one ml of fluid is removed; water is again added, followed by succussion. This process is repeated six times to make 6x potency. One ml of this fluid is thereupon given intravenously and. the rest is stored in cool place in a rubber capped or screw top vial. The only reaction with this procedure is a rare urticaria or an increase in pruritis; if this happens to be treated. The material may be given subcutaneously but then the succussion is made with saline. It is the method of choice at the present time and the results are similar to the intravenous route.

The development of urticaria and aggravation of pruritis may be lessened by the subcutaneous route. The more generalized and the greater the degree of pruritis the smaller the first dose and higher the potency, although 7x is rarely exceeded. Injections are repeated in two or three days and up to several weeks depending on the severity of symptoms.

Clinical Notes

Pruritis ani responds particularly well to this form of therapy, and since the condition is, as a rule, of long standing, one ml of the 6x potency is given at weekly or longer intervals until complete subsidence of the symptom.

A patient with herpes zoster failed to respond to an improperly chosen remedy but had rapid amelioration of symptoms with the 6x potency of his blood. The injection was repeated as soon as improvement began to lessen usually by the fourth day. A total of six injections were given.

A patient having urticaria of several months duration was given one ml of the 6x potency: Three days later he reported that much of the itching had lessened but that blotches were about the same. Three ml was then administered, but relief again was for three days only, whereupon 3 ml of the 7x potency was given the results were much more definite with only one small patch of urticaria appearing four days later and no pruritis whatsoever. The last dose was repeated and the patient was instructed to return only should the rash or itching reappear.

The symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are well known. Of interest here is a case diagnosed at a leading medical center where blood smears taken from the patient were used for demonstration purposes.

Three ml of the patient's blood was given intravenously and repeated in two days. Marked improvement occurred almost immediately and when this began to wane five days later, a third injection was given, like the last one, subcutaneouslv. This was all the treatment given saves for the use of Kali phos for some residual weakness. In a little over three weeks from the onset of treatment, the patient was able to play eighteen holes of golf.


A modification of auto-hemotherapy originally described more than fifty years ago has been presented, and an acceptable rationale for employment of this method is offered. The well-trained homoeopath will find this method of academic interest only. The allopathic physician and the one who is not well versed in homoeopathy will obtain considerable satisfaction in using auto-haemo therapy as here described.

Dr. Sahni BS

With the advent of Vibronic theory and its machines one can make medicines up to any potency of the disease product obtained from the patient without having risk of associated infections. 

The two cases of Hepatitis C and Psoriasis presented in the Case Report sections are the examples of the above-described methods only. One can successfully and safely use these methods with Vibronic preparation methods.

Updated on: 01 Feb 2010