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Homoeopathy as an Alternative Therapy

Horses respond well to natural homeopathic remedies and they can play a vital role in maintaining the health of your horse. Homoeopathy is a system of medicine that has been used effectively with people and animals for hundreds of years. Natural remedies are used to gently restore the patient to their highest level of mental and physical health. Homoeopathy can address acute problems, like trauma and allergic reactions. However, it is widely used to treat long-term chronic degenerative diseases like allergies, arthritis, kidney disease, diabetes, cystitis, and many behaviour problems as well.

"According to the World Health Organization, "Health is more than the absence of disease. Health is a state of optimal well-being." Optimal well-being is a concept of health that goes beyond the curing of illness to one of achieving wellness. Many of us have been brought up to believe that our health depends solely on the quality of the healthcare we receive. The truth is, your health is your responsibility. You are the only person who can make the lifestyle decisions that contribute to your well-being. You are the one who must take the steps to preserve your health and promote your wellness. Only you have the power to create wellness for yourself. Your power lies in the choices you make every day on your own behalf. Your behaviour and the choices you make in your life affect your health. You can choose to do more of what's good for you and the world around you, and to do less of what is harmful. You can choose to learn more about your health and the variety of healthcare options available. All of us have incredible inner wisdom. As you gather information and experience, you will gain confidence in using your inner knowing to follow your path to wellness." The American Holistic Health Association.

By the use of alternative therapies such as homoeopathy on the horse that is suffering from disease or has been injured or is suffering from shock, we are endeavouring to regain optimal well being into the life of the animal. There are specialist Homeopathic horse vets, (some listed below) should you seek to take this alternative course with your horse and further information on how to treat your horse with homoeopathy in the book sections.

Homeopathic Vets

Timothy W Couzens BVetMed, MRCVS, VetMFHom, CertVetAc, Veterinary Surgeon
Referral practice for complementary veterinary medicine
Herbal, Homeopathic and Nutritional Medicine, Bach Flower Remedies,
Aromatherapy and Acupuncture
The Holistic Veterinary Medicine Centre,
The Village Works, London Road,
East Hoathly
East Sussex BN8 6QA
Tel : 01825 840966
Fax: 01825 841434 (UK daytime only)
Also consultations held by appointment at Brighton

Arnica is useful as a remedy for the shock that accompanies an injury or trauma. One of the primary uses of Arnica is for muscle soreness and bruising caused by trauma or injury, but it may also be useful as an approach to overstrain.
Arnica helps to prevent the development of bruising and haemorrhage, it promotes healing and can help to prevent septic infections occurring after an injury. Arnica is helpful to a horse when it feels pain, or is predisposed to lameness or resists approach due to anticipation of pain. Head injuries can often cause persistent symptoms long after the original injury appears to be healed. Arnica is a remedy worth considering for the type of symptoms that develop after an injury and may also help to calm the horse that fears being touched as a result of an injury.
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Homoeopathy Article

"Homoeopathy is based on the law of similars which is thousands of years old, a remedy is selected which, when taken in its raw state without homoeopathic preparation, would cause the same symptoms as the illness presented. It is diluted homoeopathically and given in minute quantity , that same substance stimulates the immune system to fight the illness or disease.
Hence ' like may be cured by like.'

The extreme dilution makes homoeopathy very safe and free from harmful side-effects. Homoeopathy should not be confused with herbal as it comes not only from plants, but animal and mineral sources also giving it a huge range of applications. It is a well researched health science which has been used for thousands of years and is practised world wide.

Our pets are as susceptible as we are to stress, poor nutrition and lack of exercise. As with us, an animal's mental and emotional health is also reflected in its physical well-being . Homoeopathy takes all of these factors into account and reflects the 'personality' as well as the physical symptoms of the animal. Homoeopathy should be combined with a healthy lifestyle to achieve good health and old age.

Homoeopathy is a well-recognised and highly regarded system of natural medicine. It is very successful for the treatment of animals, with numerous additional benefits for the owner and for the progressive retailer.

Despite their size and strength, horses can be surprisingly susceptible to injuries and ailments. This is one of the factors that can make horse ownership such an expensive and sometimes fraught activity. Many horse owners now rely on homoeopathic remedies, assured that the right remedy will speed their animal's recovery without risk of the side effects associated with some conventional drugs." This article is kindly provided by Meditrina Homoeopathy for Animals.

Richard J. Holliday, DVM - "My work animals were most carefully selected and everything was done to provide them with suitable housing and with fresh green fodder, silage, and grain, all produced from fertile land. I was naturally intensely interested in watching the reaction of these well-chosen and well-fed oxen to diseases like rinderpest, septicaemia, and foot-and-mouth disease which frequently devastated the countryside. None of my animals were segregated; none were inoculated; they frequently came in contact with diseased stock. As my small farm-yard as Pusa was only separated by a low hedge from one of the large cattle-sheds on the Pusa estate, in which outbreaks of foot-and-mouth disease often occurred, I have several time seen my oxen rubbing noses with foot-and-mouth cases. Nothing happened. The healthy well-fed animals reacted to this disease exactly as suitable varieties of crops, when properly grown, did to insect and fungus pest -- no infection took place." Good nutrition can prevent disease. Good nutrition can cure disease. From Nutrition and Holistic Animal Health.

Suggested Reading

The Treatment of Horses by Homoeopathy by G. Macleod.
ISBN 184413295
George MacLeod's The Treatment of Horses by Homoeopathy is a work that should be in the hands of everyone interested in the welfare of horses. It offers a speedy and effective method of treatment which can often deal with so-called 'incurable' ailments by the use of medicines that are absolutely safe, easy to administer and have no side effects. This book is the culmination of many years' experience of a very well respected veterinary surgeon who proved that the methods used are superior to all others. The new edition of George MacLeod's classic book on the homeopathic treatment of horses has been comprehensively updated by Nick Thompson, a leading homoeopathic vet. It offers accessible advice on treating a wide range of equine diseases and disorders, including many relatively modern conditions such as post-viral fatigue, COPD and sweet itch. It also includes extended guidance on creating an effective homoeopathic first aid kit and many other helpful resources.

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