Homeoprophylaxis and Titers
Homeoprophylaxis does not promise to raise antibody titers, but some families have reported raised titers on blood testing for some diseases using our customized titers program.
Adequate titer levels may be accepted instead of vaccines for certain diseases, subject to state laws.
Will Homeoprophylaxis Raise Titers In Blood Tests?
- The potencies used in the Children’s HP Program are not designed to raise titers.
- Homeoprophylaxis is the energetic version of a given disease. The HP remedies in the children’s HP program are so highly diluted that not a single molecule remains at the 200C and 10M potencies that are used.
- However, some Homeoprophylaxis Practitioners and families have reported cases where titers did increase with titers testing before and after using HP remedies.
- Whether or not this is attributed to HP can only be determined and tested on a case-by-case basis and in consideration of possible disease exposures simultaneously for which titers were raised.
About Titers Testing
- Blood titers can be used confirm blood antibody titers, per diseases being considered. Blood titers testing is available for: Chicken Pox, Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Haemophilus influenzae (HIB), Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Polio, Rubella and Tetanus. (see information below about titer levels per disease at the bottom on this page.)
- California State and Vaccine Titers: If you have proof of titers for a given disease, you will still need to get a medical exemption from that vaccine from a doctor saying your titers proven are high enough by a reputable lab.
- New York State and Vaccine Titers: Titers as proof of immunity are accepted ONLY for MMR Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella and Hepatitis B. All other vaccinations require proof of immunization. Titers are NOT accepted for Polio or DPT in New York. In the past, Polio titers were acceptable only if they showed immunity to all three serotypes. Since 2017, serotype 2 titers are not available in the US, so polio titers are essentially are only accepted if they were drawn before 2017 when the USA testing was still available.
What Are Antibody Titers?
In order to find out whether or not a person is immune, a blood titer can be done. A blood titer is a blood draw that is analyzed to reveal the level of antibodies present. The number of antibodies counted will determine if the person is immune to a specific antigen (i.e. a virus).
- If the antibody count is below a certain number, the person is NOT immune and are at risk for contracting and spreading the disease. This can be determined by a blood titer which will indicate the active number of antibodies present.
- If a person’s antibody count is below a certain threshold for a particular virus, they may be required to receive the vaccine based on their state law (see www.NVIC.org for vaccine exemptions by state).
- Titers that are below a certain threshold could mean that the person has not been vaccinated before for that disease, or that their antibodies are weakened.
Do Titers Mean That There Is Actual Immunity?
Antibodies are not a true standard of OVERALL immunity. Immunologists will often disagree about the actual mechanisms of long term immunity. Producing antibodies is not a guarantee that you won’t possibly still contract a disease(s).
- Some people are HIGH responders and they will produce a high level of antibodies.
- Others are LOW responders.
- Still others even NON-responders.
- Each of of these groups of people will have a different rates of possibly contracting disease(s).
Note About Hepatitis B and Titers: In hospital and medical workers who must get Hepatitis B vaccines, even after vaccination, some will be non-responders and show no antibodies at all despite the fact that they were vaccinated.
Why Are Blood Titers For Measuring Antibodies and How Are They Used?
- A titer refers to the strength or concentration of a substance in a solution.
- Testing antibody titers is done through a blood test that can identify the presence of antibodies induced by vaccinations.
- If the levels are satisfactory, the person is considered by governmental and medical authorities to have enough of a “protective antibody”. This means that they are considered to be “sufficiently immune to the disease” in terms of antibody production.
- If titers are high enough then the person could avoid vaccination(s) for those diseases if required.
- Blood antibody titers tests can be ordered for both children and adults here www.directlabs.com/HomeopathyForWomen (choose the category “VACCINATION TITERS”)
- Antibody titer tests cannot distinguish between antibodies generated by a vaccine and those generated by natural exposure to diseases through an exposure or infection such as:
- Becoming ill and recovering from the infection.
- Being exposed to someone with the infection but without having any symptoms of the disease.
- Being vaccinated.
- By any combination of the above.
Tips About Getting Titers
- If you don’t have a record of the previous vaccinations received, we suggest that you get your titers drawn first to see if titers are adequate.
- If you must be vaccinated legally, and had have PREVIOUS vaccines, measure your immunity level BEFORE getting vaccinated. Your titers might indicate a high enough immunity to a specific disease, in which case you won’t need to get vaccinated for that disease.
- Be sure to get quantitative titers, not serum titers.
- If a specific titer indicates non-immunity, then a vaccination may be required depending on your state law or organization requirements.
- We suggest that you do not get a vaccine unless you have NO legal exemption available and titers for a given diseases are not high enough.
- If you are vaccinated, titers should not be drawn until 6-8 weeks after the vaccination so that the titers have a chance to increase.
Where To Order Titers Testing
You may get blood titers from your doctor’s office or order any of these blood titer tests directly from Quest Diagnostics at this link: https://www.directlabs.com/homeopathyforwomen/OrderTests/tabid/12767/language/en-US/Default.aspx
- Bordetella Pertussis AB IgG – $109
- Diphtheria Antitoxoid Antibodies – $72
- H. Influenza B, IgG – $199
- Hepatitis A IgM Antibody – $59
- Hepatitis A Total Antibodies – $68
- Hepatitis B Core Antibody, Total – $95
- Hepatitis B Surface Ab, Qualitative – $88
- Hepatitis B Surface Antibody Immunity, Quantitative – $86
- Hepatitis B Surface Antigen w/Reflex Confirmation – $54
(for Hepatitis , order all tests on panel – particularly IgG)
- Measles Antibody (IgG) – $80
- Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Immunity Profile – $79
- Mumps Virus Antibody (IgG) – $88
- Rubella Ab IgG-Titer – $59
- Tetanus Antitoxoid – $72
- Varicella Zoster Virus (VZV) Antibodies, IgG – $68
About The Five Subclasses of Antibodies:
- Immunoglobulin A (IgA), which is found in high concentrations in the mucous membranes, particularly those lining the respiratory passages and gastrointestinal tract, as well as in saliva and tears.
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG), the most abundant type of antibody, is found in all body fluids and protects against bacterial and viral infections.
- Immunoglobulin M (IgM), which is found mainly in the blood and lymph fluid, is the first antibody to be made by the body to fight a new infection.
- Immunoglobulin E (IgE), which is associated mainly with allergic reactions (when the immune system overreacts to environmental antigens such as pollen or pet dander). It is found in the lungs, skin, and mucous membranes.
- Immunoglobulin D (IgD), which exists in small amounts in the blood, is the least understood antibody.
IgA, IgG, and IgM are often measured together. That way, they can give doctors important information about immune system functioning, especially relating to infection or autoimmune disease.
About References Ranges Showing Positive Immunity Using Antibody Titers
|Titers Test||Reference Ranges|
|Bordetella Pertussis AB IgG||10 Years||<66 IU/mL|
|11-59 Years||<43 IU/mL|
|≥60 Years||<32 IU/mL|
|Haemophilus Influenzae Type B
|Hep B Surface Qualitative||>10.99||Positive|
A Case of Raised Titers After The Administration of Measles Homeoprophylaxis in a Medical Student in Canada
- This was a case of a medical student enrolled at a college where students and staff were required to be vaccinated for measles.
- The student decided to do Homeoprophylaxis for the measles instead and drew blood titers through two different reputable labs, both before and after homeoprophylaxis for measles was given.
- Please read the except below about about measles increasing in titers after Homeoprophylaxis was for measles using the HP remedy call “Morbillinum”.
- In a story quoted below, copies of the blood antibody titers labs were provided. The labs indicated that for this person doing HP for measles using morbillinum, his titers were raised sufficiently enough to avoid mandated vaccination requirements at his university.
- His labs indicated that his titers has increased enough after Homeoprophylaxis so that he was NOT required to be vaccinated, based on the increased documented titers.
A Story About Homeoprophylaxis For Measles and Increased Titers Verified By Blood Labs
Please read the excerpt below and read more about homeoprophylaxis from the full article here at http://thenatpath.com/body/pediatrics/powerful-and-effective-alternatives-to-vaccination/
“A powerful anecdote of Homeoprophylaxis occurred recently in one of my circles. I was quite alarmed to hear that one of the major naturopathic colleges in North America, where I teach my class of Holistic Counseling, began mandating measles vaccinations during the recent measles scare. Basically, if you were a student or worker at the college and your antibody titers against measles were too low, you could not enter the campus. Needless to say, like myself, many of the naturopathic students were in an uproar and did not want to have to take the vaccine when their antibody titers proved to be lower than acceptable. One student whose low titers meant he needed the vaccine, instead took the nosode for the measles, (the remedy prepared from the disease itself) called morbilinum. Ten days later he was very pleased to see that his antibody titers had risen to satisfactory levels. He did not need to take the vaccination. With his permission to publish the results, but respecting his desire to remain anonymous, as well as removing any personal information about the clinics and doctors, here are the results before and after the remedy morbilinum was taken.
See copies of the labs below for this student, for measured blood titers for the measles.