What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a system of medicine that stimulates the natural healing power of the body to heal itself. It is based on the Law of Similars which states that a substance that can cause symptoms in a healthy animal can be used to cure the same sypmtoms in an ill animal. The use of a homeopathic remedy, thus stimulates the body's natural ability to restore balance and bring about a return to health.
What does a Homeopathic consult involve?
A Veterinary homeopathic consultation takes into account all aspects of the case, not only symptoms but also familial, environmental and emotional issues which also play their part in the choice of a remedy. It is a holistic approach and as all individuals are unique, so is the selection of each remedy.
What is a Homeopathic remedy?
A homeopathic remedy is prepared from plant, animal or mineral sources. The remedy can come in the form of powders, pillules, tablets or drops and are most commonly administered directly into the mouth. Homeopathy is a gentle method of healing and it can be applied to all species of animals.
What type of conditions can Homeopathy treat?
Homeopathy can be very effective in both acute and chronic cases such as arthritis, dermatitis and upper respiratory conditions. As a complementary therapy, homeopathy can be used on its own or in conjunction with orthodox medicine. Trained initially as Veterinary Surgeons, a Veterinary Homeopath is best qualified to discern which cases are suitable for a homeopathic approach, a conventional approach, or a combination of both.