Treating disease

Immune mediated diseases, Skin disease and atopy, Interdigital dermatitis, Allergies, Otitis externa, Anal gland disease, Cancer, Mast Cell tumour, Osteosarcoma, Adenocarcinoma, Haemangiosarcoma, Mammary cancer, Squamous cell carcinoma, Corneal ulceration, Glaucoma, Progressive retinal atrophy, Cataracts, Diabetes, Arthritis, Cushings disease, Addisons disease, Hyperthyroidism, Hypothyroidism, Pyometra, Vaginitis, Prostate and testicular disease, White Shaker syndrome, Epilepsy, Granulomatous meningoencephalitis, Encephalitis, Meningitis, Neuropathy, Heart/Cardiac disease, Kidney/Renal failure, Liver/Hepatic disease  etc, etc………….. This page could be filled with such an endless list of medical conditions that it would read like spam.

I am often asked why I don’t put up postings about the pathogenesis of disease and the types of diseases that can be managed homeopathically.

The reason for this is two-fold.
There are already many excellent sites where one can obtain good information about the type of disease their pet is experiencing and more importantly, I, and veterinary homeopaths like me, treat individuals with disease and not diseases by themselves. This means that almost every case will receive a different remedy even though they may have the same disease. It is, therefore, impossible to describe treatments for diseases as it is not advisable to use standardised treatments that will not be suited to each individual case. Also, even though many animals with the same disease will have the same signs, there are distinctive individual symptoms that are used to select homeopathic remedies.

In short, ALL of the above conditions can be managed homeopathically, often to the point of cure in cases that are ideally suited.

I feel obliged, at this point, to warn against purchasing remedies through the internet that are marketed for specific diseases. These are very often dangerous ‘cocktails’ of multiple remedies that, separately, have been useful in managing the disease in some animals.

Please be aware that this is NOT good homeopathic practice and goes directly against the teachings of classical homeopathy as taught by Samuel Hahnemann and all who follow his teachings.

Examples of this type of ‘cocktail’ product will have labels such as canine Cushings disease formula or diabetes support, kidney disease mix and the like.
Most people who use these products are unaware of the potential risks and believe that natural remedies cannot be harmful. That is a false premise.

There are no diseases that cannot be treated homeopathically but no disease will be properly managed by these types of mixtures in the long term and I have spent many long hours assisting these animals to recover from this form of overmedication.  These quick fixes will always attract testimonials and some happy customers, which I will not deny, and the reason for this is that the power of homeopathy is, indeed, very real. Within those mixtures of remedies is usually the one ingredient that the individual needs to effect a change, however, all the other components of the mixture can cause problems with confusing the healing and blocking further progression to a full cure. It is also quite common, in these cases,  that many different mixtures are used concurrently.

Following good homeopathic prescribing principles would result in one remedy being administered that would cover ALL symptoms of illness in the patient, negating the need for multiple medicines.
It is completely understandable that when we have a diagnosis, especially one that engenders fear and worry, we search for more information and we seek a cure to disease. Homeopathic practice seeks to identify the causative factors in each individual case and so the treatment will differ in each case.

The most important factors in disease management can, however, be universal. Supportive measures such as optimum nutrition and organ support are the same in all cases. Every disease and every individual requires the best possible nutrition and environment in which to heal.

So regardless of whether your pet has heart, liver, kidney, pancreas, intestinal, skin, or endocrine disease, there is a homeopathic program that can be designed to support them to cure if cure is possible and there is a wealth of good information available on almost any aspect of these conditions. The difficulty is that we don’t always know where to start or what to believe.

By far the most important thing for you to do, as an owner, is to feed your animals appropriately so that healing can be augmented through optimal nutrition.

The best information can be found by searching for raw food diets, evolutionary feeding programs and various other postings on this site and the links attached.

Holistic Veterinarians like Drs  Chris Day , Clare Middle and Richard Pitcairn amongst others will often post articles pertaining to specific disease management and optimal nutrition.

I hope this helps.

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