Biotherapeutic Drainage is a treatment modality that includes UNDA numbered compounds (or simply UNDAs), a collection of 76 remedies made from diluted plant and mineral substances. Each numbered compound has an affinity for particular organs, systems, and functions in the body. Biotherapeutic drainage is not part of the basic education offered at naturopathic college, so practitioners must complete additional education.
UNDAs are usually prescribed 3 at a time with a focus on a particular organ system and/or function in the body. UNDAs are not supplements or herbs; they are prescribed in courses with breaks between. Each course of treatment builds upon previous courses.
UNDAs can be used to treat both acute and chronic concerns and can be used in conjunction with other naturopathic treatment modalities, often improving the effect of other treatments by ensuring optimal health of relevant organs, systems, and functions. UNDAs are particularly useful in situations where other therapies are contraindicated and gentler care is needed (eg: pregnancy, breast-feeding, advanced age, hypersensitive patients, debility, chronic/degenerative disease) and in situations where previous or current therapies are not yielding expected results.
Kate Whimster, ND is trained in Biotherapeutic Drainage and use this treatment modality as appropriate.