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Short Walks for better health. How can you integrate great homeopathic care for your animals when you are going to conventional veterinarians? What should you expect from your local veterinarian and what do you have the right to request? Are homeopathic treatments antidoted by conventional veterinary care? Learning how to evaluate and choose the best for your animals.
WORKING WITH AN INTEGRATIVE VETERINARIAN
Holistic medicine takes the perspective of treating the whole animal. Even if there is a current problem, for example diarrhea or itching, a good holistic veterinarian will ask questions about what problems there have been in the past, what changes in the household or the environment may have triggered the current complaint and if there is anything that makes the current complaints better or worse. They will also evaluate the overall energy level of the animal. Their goal is to make the animal healthier for life, not just to get rid of the current symptom. They will educate you and explain what they see when physically examining your animal.
Some of the modalities that integrative veterinarians may use in addition to conventional include acupuncture, herbs, flower essences, homeopathy, chiropractic, network chiropractic, nutrition, glandulars, Reiki, Tellington touch, healing touch, long distance healing modalities. Some of these have certification programs with a year or more of courses, exams and evaluation of clinical ability. Others are either self-taught or not regulated. Some individuals are wonderful with your animal -- others great at explaining to you what is happening with your animals. A few are good in both areas. Few veterinarians are perfect, and we all have bad days. Your animal should at least be comfortable with your choice and you should be able to get your questions and concerns addressed.
Once you have done the internet work suggested above, how do you select one to start with and then how do you know if you are getting good service and what can you do to help them help your animals?
Ask the veterinarian you are interested in:
1. Ask what modalities are used?
2. What is their training?
3. Is their goal overall health or to merely treat the current complaint? This may be the most important question.
4. What organizations they belong to & how recently have they gone to conferences or taught? (Just because they belong to AHVMA, or AVH, does not mean they are trained or capable in those modalities.)
As she treats your animal, a good holistic veterinarian will usually:
1. Ask about the history, overall energy, what might have caused the current problem, the environment and what makes the symptoms better or worse.
2. Their physical exam will be gentle, complete and they will show you (you may need to ask) what they mean by “gingivitis, big lymph nodes, heart murmur”, etc.
3. They will be willing to answer your questions and explain why they are recommending a particular treatment.
4. If they recommend conventional treatments (antibiotics, prednisone, etc.) they will explain to you why they choose this over holistic, and give you a chance to request the more holistic treatment.
5. They will not do anything (vaccinate, treat) without asking you first.
6. They will recommend fewer or no vaccinations and a raw meat or at least more holistic diet.
7. They will schedule follow up appointments until your animal is really healthy.
(See symptoms of chronic disease)
What you can do to help your holistic veterinarian
1. Keep a dated journal of any problems, even little ones. Please change your hold music/messages. While on hold I get tired of hearing the lovely lady's voice repeating over and over and over every 30 seconds that she appreciates our business and someone will be back with me soon. Please change your hold music/messages. While on hold I get tired of hearing the lovely lady's voice repeating over and over and over every 30 seconds that she appreciates our business and someone will be back with me soon.
2. Write down any treatments given.
3. Call if symptoms worsen, or they are less energetic and less happy, or you have concerns.
Many people feel that they would rather give a lot of chemical preventatives for worms and viruses and food from a bag as it seems easier and some dogs do seem to thrive on this approach - like some people who smoke and drink and live a long healthy life. In 30 years of integrative practice, though, I see many people frustrated with cancer, diabetes, cushings, severe allergies and more. Many of them, when switching to the above approaches, find both improved health and even satisfaction that they are treating their dog as a member of the family. They feed from the same sources they get their ingredients. They vaccinate no more than they get. If they do not take worm preventatives all the time, they do not give it to their animals. If the label says "do not touch without gloves" they would not think of putting it on their dog's skin.
Truly it is your choice and there is no right or correct answer, just the one that makes more sense to you.
An underlying energetic imbalance. What's an obstacle to cure? #environment #vaccinations? poor food? Doggy odor is a sign of disharmony. Cats throwing up hair balls is also a sign of imbalance. Lions don't have hairballs and they lick themselves clean all the time. Homeopathy is preventative medicine. Rhus tox good for arthritis, homeopathy What is doctor's treatment after X-Ray exam? The novice does not understand individualized medicine and the constitution of each organism. What makes the animal feel better or worse? Use all holistic modalities to improve health. Homeopathic Care of Cats and Dogs. Hamilton Dr Chambreau's Journal Book Limping dog. hmmmm. What has changed in the life of the dog? When did the problem start? Check your journal to find out. Weather, hunger, thirst? Is something missing? Is something new in the life of the pet? Get a good physical exam. Did the vet watch the dog walking? :) As the vet does his evaluation, ask the doctor to explain each thing. If doctor educates you, then you can do these tests at home, too. Get retested at the VET Dr Chambreau gives classes. http://christinachambreau.com Put a note in the pet's record. What are your desires for your animal? What are the potential responses to treatment? Dogs that get heartworm medicine monthly may not really need that treatment based upon the environmental conditions. You want to know why you are giving a specific treatment. Heartworm medicine is a morning after pill! Homeopathy has remedies called Nosodes at an energetic level to help keep pet well. Dr Chambreau finds the heartworm medicine is least harmful when given when needed. However, must watch the dog and see his/her response, sensitivity, change in behavior, etc. Use herbal mosquito spray may help. Thanks to all listeners. :) Homeopathic treatment may possibly antidote regular drugs; but remedies are super strong. Read about similar and dissimilar diseases in the Organon of Medicine The only legally required vaccine is rabies every 3 years. Changed from annual to every 3 years. AVMA suggested it may be better every 3 years. You, the owner, legally of your animals. You have the power to say no vaccines. In Florida. people who breed dogs, required one set of vaccines HLP before they can sell dogs. Never feel guilty. Just do the best you can. There is no one right answer. Enjoy your animals. Enjoy life.
The principles and Art of Cure by Homœopathy
by HERBERT A. ROBERTS, M.D.
Presented by Médi-T
WE have spoken of the psoric miasm as being closely related to the deficiency disease, so called. Now on the same basis of the table of atomic weights in relation to disease conditions we are considering the problem of the venereal taints, syphilis and sycosis. Just as we find the remedies preeminently antipsoric in the lower register of atomic weights -below 53- and just as we find these closely related to the constructive elements in living tissue, so we find the elements with the highest powers of destruction in the upper and highest registers of atomic weights.
It is to be remembered that the constructive elements are, as Millikan states, "in their state of maximum stability already; they have no energy to give up in the disintegrating process. They can only be broken apart by working upon them, or by supplying energy to them..." However, when we consider the radioactive elements we find the problem an entirely different one, and necessarily their homœopathic field of action will be different. We cannot expect construction from essentially destructive forces, so long as they remain in their natural state.
Millikan tells us that the process of radioactive disintegration is a process that can take place only in the case of a very few of the very heavy elements; that radioactivity is a heat-evolving (exothermic) process; that it is self-destructive in that it gives off of itself in the process and after this process has continued a sufficient length of time the original substance is itself changed; it has become more inert and has less and less radioactive properties and powers. We are told that Uranium, after it has discharged its alpha particles for a considerable period of time (geologically considered) has become so much lighter in atomic weight that we recognize it as Thorium; this eventually is worn down into Radium, and this in turn disintegrates into Lead. Thus we see that these radioactive elements have no choice; they cannot rest in their ceaseless self-destruction, and they cannot come in contact with other substances without in turn destroying them.
We have stated that syphilis is the only miasm or stigma that actually destroys living tissue. It destroys not only soft tissues but bony tissues, and attacks the very life of the unborn child. If, after repeated abortions, a child is born to a parent having this marked taint, we frequently find the tissues so disturbed by the attack of the disease that it were better the child had died. If the child is not actually disfigured, and attains the age of puberty, we are sure to find this cruel stamp upon it. The symptoms of this miasm as they appear all down its trail have been stated in detail previously. Now we have to consider the chemical affinity of certain elements to the disease taint-in other words, the foreordained homœopathicity.
If Sulphur is the remedy that most clearly typifies the psoric classification, so Mercury is the closest remedial synonym for the syphilitic. We find Mercury in the higher range of elements; in fact, from Osmium (76) onward we may consider the proven range of the antisyphilitics. Reference to the homœopathic materia medica will give us a clear outline of the symptomatology of Osmium, Iridium, Platinum, Aurum, Mercury, Plumbum, Bismuth, Radium and Uranium. We have not sufficient provings of some of the other elements in this range. But we often find some of the remedies indicated in these conditions that come in the lower, or constructive, register. How are we to account for this?
McMillan, Thornton and Lawrence of the University of California reported before the National Academy of Sciences in 1935 that they had developed a process whereby certain of the lower elements had been made radioactive. This end was accomplished by "breaking through the enormously high energy barrier that surrounds the nucleus of the atom" and for this purpose they employed a special apparatus, perfected for the purpose, with a very low amperage and very high voltage. Copper and sodium chloride were both made artificially radioactive, and the sodium chloride remains radioactive in solution, even when injected into the tissues.
They were quoted as stating further: "A single drop of water contains enough energy to supply 200 horse power continuously for a year, but at present it takes more energy to break into the atom than is released. When this ratio can be reversed atomic energy will be available."
Millikan says of the more common and lighter elements (such as sodium, for instance): "Man can probably learn to disintegrate them, but he will always do it 'by the sweat of his brow'."
Here again we see that radioactivity and disintegration are a common thought, and this applies equally to the syphilitic stigma.
We frequently find a patient susceptible to the action of Natrum mur. in potentiated form -that is, the form in which the energies have been released by applied force in the form of succussion- who has partaken repeatedly and frequently of salt in the diet with no appreciable vital effect. Yet in the continued attack by force and motion upon the construction of the sodium atom, these energies have been released so that the substance is changed in its very essentials, and it takes on and retains an artificial radioactivity which activates it for a considerable period of time. So it is with many other substances, seemingly inert in their natural state, which take on activity under the homœopathic potentiation.
DISEASE CLASSIFICATION: SYCOSIS
SYCOSIS is generally understood to be the gonorrhœal poison. We should make the distinction clear between gonorrhœa and sycosis. Gonorrhœa is the acute infection of the gonococci, which takes from five to ten days to develop a urethritis after an exposure. During this incubation period it is purely an infection; then the local manifestations are thrown outward by Nature at the point of attack as a resentment of the vital energy to the infection. If the gonorrhœa is thoroughly and completely cured, practically no sycosis ever develops. Sycosis is established after a suppressed gonorrhœa, when the acute infection is driven in upon the vital energy by external methods of suppression, and it then becomes a systematic stigma, permeating every living cell of the organism, and transmitting its deadly destructive forces to the offspring as well as retaining the full destructiveness of its power in the original individual, and impregnating the mother of the child.
The suppressed gonorrhœal infection is very apt to first show itself in attacking the blood and producing an anemic condition, and a general catarrhal condition is set up. Oftentimes an inflammatory rheumatism develops; inflammation follows in the soft tissues, and changes in the fibre of the muscles. In fact, the whole organism becomes involved. Sometimes a stasis develops in the lymphatics; there is a swelling in the groin following the suppression and inflammation in the prostatic gland.
These are the symptoms that are first produced after a suppression, showing that the whole organism is involved and in the grip of this destructive force. Seldom do we get these constitutional symptoms when the initial gonorrhœa is cured by the homœopathically indicated remedy, and if there is any constitutional taint, it is in a mild form.
The transmission of this gonorrhœal poison, or sycotic poison, as the case may be, is transmitted in the stage into which the infecting individual has arrived. If it is a true gonorrhœal infection, true gonorrhœa will be transmitted; but if it has reached the secondary stage (which usually comes on three months after the first stage has subsided, and may be delayed a full year) the contracting party will develop the condition at the same stage as the infector.
The secondary and tertiary symptoms of sycosis can be entirely eradicated by homœopathic treatment.
In the secondary period of sycosis almost every disease that may arise takes on an inflammatory nature in some form; it may be acute, subacute or chronic, and it may vary from very mild to very malignant fevers.
We know how frequently we see cases where soon after marriage a perfectly healthy, robust girl begins to droop and becomes ill. This is because the secondary symptoms of sycosis have been transmitted to the extensive mucous surfaces of the female organs. Oftentimes it is a single organ that becomes involved, like the ovary with its cystic manifestations, or a fallopian tube manifests inflammation; again they may show a very anemic state of the blood and when this anemic condition arises it affects every part of her organism, coming on gradually, slowly, until her whole system is permeated. She becomes pallid, drawn, puffy; there is no stamina to the muscles. The anemic condition arises from this stigma because sycosis destroys the red blood cells through imperfect oxidization of food.
This may be a forerunner of carcinomatous conditions of the breast or uterus; diabetes, Bright's disease, or numerous other diseases of this type, largely dependent upon previously existing taints in her own system. Sycotic manifestations are characterized by slowness of recovery; the subject is constantly slipping backward because of the destructive character of the stigma, whenever he gets an acute manifestation.
The sycotic patient is exceedingly suspicious. The suspicion extends to the point where he dare not trust himself and he must go back and repeat what he has done or said, and wonders if he goes back and starts again. He is suspicious that he will be misunderstood, that his hearers will give the wrong meaning to what he is attempting to convey. This suspicion, when turned upon others, leads to the worst forms of jealousy of his friends, for he knows full well that he is not understood. The sycotic taint develops the worst forms of degeneracy because of the basic suspicion and jealousy, patients will resort to any and all means of vindicating themselves in stigmata, in its suspicion, its quarrelsomeness, its tendency to harm others and to harm animals. This produces the worst forms of cruelty and deceit and the worst forms of mania of any of the stigmata.
The sycotic patient is cross and irritable; he is absent minded in certain things, and finds difficulty in getting the right word; the more he looks at the word after he has written it the more strange it seems and the less confident he is that it is right. He forgets recent happenings, but remembers distant events very clearly. Sycosis like the syphilitic stigma, has the mark of self-condemnation, which is the moral reaction to the inception of the disease state.
Here, too, we find the fixed ideas as in syphilis, and in the union of the two stigmata these characteristics are much more marked; there is also the same slow mental power. The sycotic is disposed to fits of anger, and when the syphilitic taint is also present these people present the picture of the sullen, smouldering type that threaten to break out into dangerous manifestations. Sycosis, coupled with psora, is the basis of most criminal insanity and of most suicides; degenerates are sycotic or syphilitic, or result from the combined destructiveness of the two stigmata.
When some external manifestation occurs, such as a catarrhal condition, a leucorrhœa, or even the return of the menstrual period, there is a general amelioration of the mental condition. The mental condition may be much when wants or fibrous growths appear; they are always > in general from the return or breaking open of old ulcers or old sores, and markedly > by the return of acute gonorrhœal manifestations. Pains often alternate with the leucorrhœa. While there is much amelioration by eliminative processes natural eliminations, such as diarrhœa, free urination, or even perspiration, does not ameliorate.
All the miasms, of stigmata, have many head symptoms. The headache in the vertex is sycotic in its origin; or there may be frontal headache. These are < lying down and at night, especially < after midnight. There are feverish headaches of children. This patient is restless and wants to be kept in motion, which >. The head symptoms resemble the syphilitic in that they have the night aggravations, and there is the same type of vertigo at the base of the brain.
The hair falls out in circular spots; the hair of the beard falls. The sycotic scalp perspires, but there are not the moist, matting eruptions of syphilis.
Sycosis never gives a true ulcer; the sycotic manifestations are more overgrowth of tissue than destructive of tissue. There are many warts and warty growths; these are sycotic signposts. Moles and papillomata may be either syphilitic or sycotic. Deposits of gouty concretions characterize this stigma.
Arthritic troubles of the eye are a combination of sycosis and psora; there are also neuralgias which are < on change of weather, < change of barometer, < rainy weather.
The sycotic usually has a red nose with prominent capillaries. The sense of smell is lost. Children with "snuffles" are usually syphilitic or sycotic; the sycotic stigma has moist snuffles, but without ulcerations or crusts; the discharge is purulent, scanty, with the odor of fishbrine.
The fishbrine odor is characteristic of the sycotic taint, and it may appear in all the discharges, but especially in the discharges form the genital tract. The sycotic discharges, like the tubercular, are greenish or greenish-yellow.
There is often nasal stoppage due to thickening of the membranes and to enlargement of the turbinated bones. Except in acute colds the discharges are scanty. The slightest amount of discharge, however > the patient.
Hay fever conditions, which are exceedingly difficult of cure under ordinary treatment, are more easily understood when we remember that they are an expression of syphilis and latent sycosis, very often with a psoric taint. Erysipelas is a combination of he psoric and sycotic stigmata.
The sycotic patient is especially liable to rheumatic troubles, and where this taint appears, especially if there has been any attempt at suppression of the rheumatic manifestations, we find reflex troubles in the heart, with violent hammering and beating.
In the combination of sycosis and psora we get the right soil for valvular and cardiac disturbances with changes in the organic structure; these are the conditions that cause the fatalities. With these sycotic heart conditions there is none of the fear and apprehension that we find in the psoric patient. The syphilitic and sycotic heart conditions are much more dangerous than the psoric, but the psoric patient worries about his condition, takes his pulse frequently, fears death and remains quiet, while the syphilitic and sycotic patients have no mental distress, and may have no subjective heart symptoms; but they die suddenly and without warning.
If there are pains about the heart and dyspnœa, these conditions are > from gentle exercise, as show walking or riding. When there is any trouble about the heart in sycotic patients there is usually some dyspnœa. When the heart condition is of rheumatic origin, however, there is sometimes severe pain, very much < by motion. These patients have a soft, slow, easily compressible pulse; the valves are roughened, the muscles become flabby and soft, and in long-continued cases they lack power. As a rule these patients are fleshy and puffy; their obesity is the cause of their dyspnœa.
Frequently the face becomes bluish and cyanotic, sometimes with venous congestion. The cyanotic condition in these patients is not painful. The anasarcas never become very extensive, because these patients die before the anasarca has time to manifest itself to any degree; they snuff out like a candle. These conditions are very much < by high living, rich spicy food or spirituous liquors.
Meats arouse the latent sycosis as in psora. The sycotic patient should take meat sparingly, and it is better for him to use more freely of nuts, beans or cheese. Gouty conditions cannot digest meats. He craves beer, and while this is not a desirable element of his diet, it causes much less < than do wines.
He is usually < by eating any food, and > by lying on the stomach or by pressure. His taste is musty of fishy. His pains are always colicky in nature, especially in the abdomen, and they are > by bending double and by hard pressure. In fact, we hear of his colic so frequently that we get tired of the story. There are occasional diarrhœas, but always preceded and accompanied by the colic, griping and tenesmus. The stools are gushing and ejaculated forcibly. The colic and stools of Rheum., Cham. and Mag. carb. are typical of this stigma. The colicky manifestations make the patient irritable. All bowel and intestinal troubles of sycotic origin have the constant symptom of colic, whether it be in the diarrhœa, the hemorrhoids, or any other digestive manifestation; and with this there is always the marked irritability.
The sycotic child is sour-smelling in all ways; even the stools smell sour. He wants constant attention; he must be rocked or carried; his colics are > from lying on the abdomen or from pressure. Dulcamara is typically sycotic in its manifestations; it has the diarrhœa, acrid and corrosive; from getting wet; bleeding hemorrhoids with great pruritus; fishbrine smell.
In the urinary tract there are many symptoms. There is intense pain on urination; children scream from the pain. This is due to a spasmodic contraction affecting the urethra. Many diseases of the urinary tract are combined syphilis, psora and sycosis, with the last two most prominent. The diabetic patient is usually strongly tubercular, but if there is a sycotic taint as well, the condition becomes much more malignant. Bright's disease is a manifestation of all three stigmata combined. Where we find fibrous changes we may be sure there is a strong sycotic influence.
In the rectum we find many conditions of tubercular origin, as strictures, fistulæ, sinuses and pockets, but when there is the addition of the sycotic stigma the conditions are greatly aggravated, and there is much more tendency toward malignancy, for combinations of he tubercular diathesis with sycosis produce cancerous affections.
In acquired sycotic conditions represented by prostatic gland troubles there is a combination of all three stigmata.
The most frequent location of the sycotic manifestations in women is in the pelvic organs. Pelvic inflammations such as inflammation of the ovaries, inflammatory diseases of the female pelvis may be traced to this taint. In the more chronic types we get cystic degeneration of the ovaries, the uterus and the fallopian tubes. Again, the infection may pass on into the peritoneal cavity, and we find general peritonitis and general cellulitis. Appendicitis is directly traceable to sycotic influences.
To distinguish the sycotic manifestations in the abdomen, bear in mind the colicky, spasmodic and often paroxysmal pains of sycosis, the acrid discharges which corrode the skin; the stale fish or fishbrine odor of the discharges; the mottled appearance of the mucous membrane.
The attempt to suppress sycotic manifestations, especially the discharges, is very common medical practice; but suppressive measures meet with a very prompt and decided renewal of the stigmatic power and energy. After such an attempt, the destructive progress of the disease becomes much more rapid, and often seen in the disturbances of the sexual organs which lead to surgery as a way out of the difficulty, and immediately after operation, when the physician has reason to believe his patient to be on the road to recovery, there will be a sudden flaring up of the difficulty and death ensues very soon. When such a series of circumstances occurs, it is unquestionably because of the sycotic influence that may have been more or less unnoticed in the patient's condition. Often there is such a sequence of events after some injury.
Sycosis, continuing the gonorrhœal poison in its chronic state, has the rheumatic conditions that we may expect. There are tearing pains in the joints, which are < during rest, < during cold damp weather, > moving or stretching, > dry weather. There are pains in the small joints with infiltrations and deposits. Stiffness, soreness and lameness are characteristic of this stigma. The troubles in the joints, where there are deposits of lime salts as in arthritis deformans, are sycotic. The gouty diathesis has a sycotic base.
The sycotic skin manifestations tend toward overgrowth or extra deposits. The nails are ribbed or ridged and thick and heavy. Moles, warts, wine-coloured patches and other manifestations of unnaturally thickened skin belong in this classification. Skin eruptions of this stigma occur in circumscribed spots, and there are exfoliating eczemas. Psoriasis is a combination of the three stigmata, with sycosis and psora predominating. The fishscale eruptions are also a combination of the three stigmata, with the dryness of psora, the squamous character of syphilis and the overgrowth of tissue, or the thickened skin manifestations, of sycosis. Herpes zoster has a sycotic base. Malignancies of the skin are more violent and intractable in proportion as the sycotic taint is increased. Barber's itch readily develops in sycotic patients, while it rarely develops unless there is a sycotic taint.
We have all noted the tendency of some operated patients to develop stitch abscesses. This never occurs unless there is a sycotic tendency in the patient.