From biotherapies to bioformulasTM

Dr. Garber’s bioformulasTM, derived from the three homeopathic biotherapies—Gemmotherapy, Lithotherapy and Organotherapy—provide relief for people and animals all along the pain and illness spectrum. Whether it’s a condition that’s temporary or something more chronic, these bioformulas have been designed to restore and realign what’s out of balance. They are effective when taken alone or when taken with other supplements, remedies, drugs, or modalities, and they do not interfere with other protocols.

Whether you’re interested in the bioformulas for your own health, or you’re a healthcare practitioner—a Naturopath, Chiropractor, Homeopath, Doctor of Oriental Medicine, or a Medical Doctor—consider the benefits of adding Dr. Garber’s remedies to your apothecary. The bioformulas do not antidote any homeopathic remedies or other medications (be it nutraceutical, supplements, pharmaceutical or herbs). And most significantly: they have no known contraindications or side effects. There are no artificial ingredients in Dr. Garber’s bioformulas, and all of the source remedies are derived from wild-harvested, organically-certified plant extracts, mineral-containing rocks and glandular tissues.

Dr. Garber’s biotherapy-based bioformulas

Currently, there are 12 bioformulas for people and 7 for animals (listed and linked below). The bioformulas are all made from the three kinds of homeopathic biotherapies, which are: 

Black Currant buds (Ribes nigrum): © Horticulture Magazine

Gemmotherapy: These certified Organic extracts stimulate the body’s immune system to function better and are derived from plant stem cells (like human stem cells only from plants). They are extracts of a plant’s embryonic tissue—the buds, seeds, shoots, rootlets, or other still-growing parts of a tree or plant. This raw material is harvested at the peak time of the plant or tree’s germination process, and this is what makes Gemmotherapy unique (and what distinguishes it from herbal extracts): most of the active constituents in the new-growth parts of plants are only there during that early stage and disappear once the plant has matured.


Most of the active constituents in the new-growth parts of plants are only there during that early stage and disappear once the plant has matured.

These Gemmotherapies, of which Dr. Garber uses as many as 30 different kinds, have so many wonderful, medicinal applications: Gemmotherapies support the functioning of all the organs in our bodies, they detoxify what is in our system, they stimulate our bodies to produce new and healthier generations of cells, and they have an affinity for specific areas of the body.

Quadratic Feldspar: © Wikimedia Commons

Lithotherapy: These mineral-rich rocks are triturated (pulverized down into a fine powder) and homeopathically potentized (bioenergetically-enhanced) and then blended into a 15% alcohol and water solution. This liquid solution allows for immediate absorption by the body’s cells, where the minerals act as catalysts for enzyme reactions to drive the energy of cells.


And while conventional homeopathic mineral remedies are made from individual minerals, the Lithotherapies in Dr. Garber’s bioformulas are made from the entire rock from which they are sourced, and so contain multiple synergistic minerals.

Lithotherapies in Dr. Garber’s bioformulas are made from the entire rock from which they are sourced, and so contain multiple synergistic minerals.


Thymus:  © J Mark Pool MD

Organotherapy: These are homeopathically prepared healthy organ or glandular tissue extracts. These tissues come from humanely-raised cows and sheep. The extracts activate the immune system and restore normal bodily functions. Although the tissues used are not certified Kosher or Halal (nor do they qualify as vegan), they are permissible for observant Jews and Muslims. The key to Organotherapies is that they help regulate and rebalance our systems and support the functions of a particular organ or gland. Kosher and Halal documentation

The homeopathic roots of the three biotherapies

The foundation for all of Dr. Garber’s bioformulas comes from homeopathy and its three biotherapies: Gemmotherapy, Lithotherapy and Organotherapy. These three therapeutics have been a part of homeopathy, going back to the mid 20th century. (In fact, the use of homeopathically prepared organ and glandular tissue dates back to 1836, a time when all homeopaths were medical doctors, it was mostly these medical practitioners who were using Organotherapy.)

And biotherapies within the integrative health community—which includes not only Homeopaths but Chiropractors, Doctors of Oriental Medicine, practitioners of integrative, functional and alternative medicine, Nutritionists, Herbalists, and others outside of the so-called allopathic medical world—have long adhered to the tenets as set down by the founder of homeopathy, Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, almost 200 years ago.

According to Dr. Hahnemann, one should only prescribe one remedy for each disease—or, as Dr. Hahnemann called it, a “dis-ease.” However, what he also recognized was that sometimes more than one “dis-ease,” can exist in the body at one time. After Dr. Garber heard Dr. Trevor Cook’s lecture on biotherapies (during Dr. Garber’s 1995 PhD studies with the Hahnemann College of Homeopathy), he had an epiphany of sorts. He’d already pored through Dr. Hahnemann’s two bibles of homeopathy, The Organon of the Art of Healing and the Materia Medica Pura. But Dr. Cook’s talk about biotherapies came as a revelation.

Biotherapies were still relatively new at the time, and, per Dr. Hahnemann’s philosophy, most homeopaths addressed each “dis-ease” with just one remedy. But Dr. Garber realized that it would not go against either the tenets of homeopathy or against Dr. Hahnemann’s own recommendations if one were to combine biotherapies as a treatment for one or two—or more—diseases occurring in the body at the same time.

Putting it all together

In classical homeopathy, then, practitioners would prescribe one remedy at a time—separately—for one “dis-ease” or condition. But Dr. Garber’s bioformulas are intended to work on different levels simultaneously. This is their great strength.

 So, when Dr. Garber combined the biotherapies of Gemmotherapy with both Lithotherapy and Organotherapy, their efficacy became that much more dramatic and powerful. When blended together, as a bioformula, these biotherapies address multiple body functions needed for effective healing—simultaneously.

This is where these bioformulas differ from other remedies—whether homeopathic, allopathic or nutraceutical.