Pleomorphic remedies (also known as Isopathy / Sanum Remedies) are a form of oral therapy that rests on the belief in the fundamental mutability of form in microorganisms and that microorganisms can abruptly change from an avirulent benign form into a potentially virulent, pathogenic form. Pleomorphism proposes that an endobiont (symbiotic, primal plant germ in the erythrocyte, as named by Professor Dr. Gunther Enderlein) lives in genuine symbiosis with the host organism (the patient) with mutual benefits. Only through outer factors can the endobiont multiply and develop in a process which can considerably disturb the symbiotic equilibrium and cause dysfunction in the body.

More simply, Pleomorphism is based on the theory that every warm-blooded organism houses a primal plant germ, which can change in form through environmental influences. In the interest of a comparison, allopathic medicine (western medicine) rests on monomorphism which assigns only a single form and function to microorganisms and does not recognize cyclic developmental changes.

A lesser-known discipline formulated by Johann Joseph Wilhelm Lux in the 1830s, Isopathy is essentially a more specific subversion of homeopathy. Rather than “like cures like”, isopathy uses “exactly the same thing cures the thing.” Isopathic remedies are made from the actual cause of the illness or from its byproducts and are not directed against the disease or its symptoms, but instead support the body’s own capabilities for regeneration, whereby genuine healing processes become possible.

Gunther Enderlein (1872-1968) is often called the founder of Isopathic Medicine, though the work of Johan Joseph Wilhelm Lux and Antoine Bechamp does proceed it. Enderlein was a German zoologist and entomologist and built his research on Antoine Bechamp’s discoveries that unfavorable host and environmental conditions destabilize the host’s native microzymas. Enderlein proved that blood is not sterile, and that a microorganism can appear in various developmental stages and in diverse forms, without the loss of its specific characteristics. He came to the conclusion that the monomorphic perspective of disease conditions favored by Louis Pasteur and others could no longer be maintained and that a pleomorphic perspective more accurately reflected the disease process.

Benefits of Isopathy

Clinical experience has shown that isopathy may be used for a number of conditions and issues and that the benefits include:

  • Assist in regulating internal ecology (pH and cell respiration)
  • Regulates dysfunctions of the lymphatic system
  • Supports the GI system and its beneficial microflora
  • Supports the elimination of metabolic and decomposition product
  • Reduces the effects of biochemical stress
  • Improves immune function and microcirculation

Here’s How it Works

Isopathy is a concept based on the presence of microorganisms in our body that can change form depending on the internal environment of our body. Isopathic/pleomorphic therapy nonviolently normalizes the symbiotic equilibrium between endobiont and its organism on the basis of the species-identical organisms. Isopathic remedies help in harmonizing and treating imbalances in the body and are useful in treating various medical conditions and providing new potential treatments for different illnesses. Diseases indicate healing processes, which attempt to return a disturbed symbiosis to the original healthy condition. Whether the biological self-healing forces of the organism will win over the disease, or whether the symbiont is able to develop unchecked into a parasite, depends on the condition of the milieu in which the disturbance plays out.

If the inner milieu is damaged through unhealthy nutrition and lifestyles, with their resultant disturbance of the acid-base equilibrium, through environmental toxins, through constant infections, or through psychological depressions, our self-healing forces are incapable of restoring our symbiotic equilibrium. Therefore, the disease will manifest and damage the body. Isopathy does not work against the symptoms of a disease or the disease itself. In fact, it tries to regenerate the internal milieu by supporting the body’s capabilities. This is how it is possible to have actual healing processes.

In 1916, Enderlein discovered that primitive microorganic forms prepared in a remedy, when combined with a change in the biological terrain of the body, can cause virulent forms to return to their original avirulent condition bringing healing to the host body. He found that when the tiniest, mobile living forms of bacteria, which he called “spermits” exchanged genetic material with higher developmental organisms, the highly developed organisms became suddenly invisible, having been broken down to their primitive avirulent forms.

Using this knowledge, he developed isopathic remedies from fungal cultures. When these living remedies contact virulent microbial masses, the masses are induced to return to their avirulent form, and then leave the body through the natural organs of elimination.

A key concept within pleomorphism is the biological terrain, or inner milieu, as described by Enderlein and Bechamp. A healthy patient with a well balanced inner environment (biological terrain) is capable of restoring equilibrium and maintaining a symbiotic relationship with endobionts. In this process, the more highly developed pathogenic germs are broken down into avirulent primitive forms through the copulation described by Enderlein. However, the capacity for regenerating symbiosis is usually massively weakened through unhealthy lifestyles that are not in harmony with nature. If the internal environment or milieu is cleaned up by changing diet, balancing pH, and modifying stress, the favorable forms of microorganisms are introduced to the ones that already exist, to restore the original biological terrain and microorganism base.

“Le microbe n’est rien, le terrain est tout.”
The microbe is nothing, the terrain is everything.”


Science and Safety

Because Enderlein wrote all his publications (more than 500) in German, his important work has until now been almost completely unknown outside German-speaking countries. However, Enderlein’s research was recently summarized in English by Dr. Maria-M. Bleker (Blood Examination in Darkfield, Semmelweis-Verlag, Hoya, Germany, 1993, ISBN 3-925524-01-0). It is to be hoped that the results of Enderlein’s research will now get the attention they deserve.
sourceBlood examination in darkfield according to Professor Dr. Gunther Enderlein

Pleomorphic remedies are able to regulate all nonspecific, general symptoms that pertain to the Endobiosis complex, based on the knowledge of the mutability of microbial forms and the fact of the biological, and essential for life symbiosis between the mammal organism and the Endobiont. The immunobiological preparations contain diverse fractions of various bacterial species, such as intact cells, cellular extracts, and cell wall fragments of polysaccharides. Isopathic remedies are capable of stepping into the course of a physical immune reaction and raising the immune system’s capacity for response through their nonspecific stimulation. This takes influencing diverse subpopulations of lymphoid and phagocytizing cells which take part in the immune functions.

NYCIM + Isopathy/Pleomorphic Remedies

At the New York Center of Innovative Medicine, isopathy is one of many different treatment options considered for each patient. Our center has a fully stocked dispensary with numerous different pleomorphic remedies, each specifically tested and brought in from high-quality manufacturers from around the world. However, the use of any pleomorphic remedy is only provided to patients after an in-depth initial evaluation reveals it would be necessary for your personalized program of treatment. Because each person is unique, and their health needs are different, there is no set protocol for using homeopathy nor is the patient able to request the use of specific herbs and preparations if the medical team finds it would not be as helpful as another treatment or a specific combination of therapies. The ultimate goal is the complete restoration of health in the most efficient and safe manner, and with so many therapeutic options, it is impossible to know if any pleomorphic remedy is right for you without an initial evaluation at our clinic.

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