1. Excretion phase: characterized by physiological excretions through the tissues of the three embryonic sheets and the excretors.
2. Reaction phase: this phase is characterized by pathologically intensified reactions: fever, pain, inflammation.
3. Deposit phase: in this phase there are non-malignant deposits, which can give rise to chronic disturbances
4. Impregnation phase: it is a silent phase, during which the homotoxins penetrate the cells; cell structures and enzymes are destroyed, the functions of the cell membrane can be altered. This phase can remain latent for a long time, however producing a “locus minoris resistentiae”.
5. Degeneration phase: in this phase homotoxins destroy intracellular structures. Degeneration products begin to accumulate. In this phase the functional disorder becomes organic.
6. Neoplasm phase: neoplasms are produced. For Reckeweg the neoplasm phase represents the organism’s attempt to keep itself alive as long as possible, despite the repeated injury events of all kinds. The toxins that invade the body are condensed in the carcinoma.
The homotoxicological treatment therefore aims to remove, as much as possible, the toxins and to go in the opposite direction through the phases described above, a process that is called re-gressive vicariation.
Therefore the disease, in the homotoxicological concept, must be understood as the defensive biological expression that the body puts in place to eliminate the various toxins.
Endogenous homotoxins are the toxic waste of the intermediate metabolism while the exogenous homotoxins are the toxic waste of bacteria, viruses, pesticides, some food additives, some preservatives.
Homotoxicology uses pharmaceutical products, mainly homotoxicological compound medicines, which can be in the form of drops, vials, capsules and ointments for topical use.