Homeopathy & Homotoxicology
Homeopathy & Homotoxicology
in Exeter, NH
At Holistic Animal Healing Clinic we offer another effective treatment option.
What is Homeopathy?
Homeopathy is a philosophy of medicine dating back to eighteenth-century Germany. It has since spread to Europe, India, Australia, South America, the United States, and Canada. The underlying basis of homeopathy is that ‘like cures like’ or that a substance that is capable, in toxic doses, of producing certain symptoms is also capable, in lower (safe) doses, of curing the same symptoms.
The founder of modern homeopathy, Samuel Hahnemann, speculated that homeopathic medicine has a temporary acute effect. As the body works to neutralize this effect, similar symptoms (regardless of cause) are neutralized or eliminated. Early homeopaths worked to find the minimum dose that was still therapeutic. The homeopathic formulas used on humans are the same homeopathics used for pets.
They are safe and effective on people and pets. A truly integrative veterinary clinic such as Holistic Animal Healing Clinic, Dr. Downey and Dr. Brandt understand how the use of homeopathy can benefit dogs, cats and horses and will offer that option based on each individual pet.
What is Homotoxocology?
Homotoxicology is a therapeutic branch of homeopathy, enabling deep cleaning of the body tissues, removing toxins, disease processes and degenerative debris, leaving the tissues clean and able to function as intended. Homotoxicology was originally formulated by Dr. Hans Heurich Reckeweg in Germany. The concept was inspired by homeopathy, but Reckeweg attributed diseases to the accumulation of internal and external toxins in the body. These are known as ‘homotoxins.’ So homotoxicology remedies include two, three or more homeopathics in one remedy.
Symptoms arise because of the body’s innate defense mechanism responding to these toxins. A current example of the concept ‘like cures like’ would be the use of vaccines and allergy injections to stimulate the immune system. Homotoxicology therapy can be given to pets in various forms including orally or by injection.
The doctors at Holistic Animal Healing Clinic often combine therapies in a multi-modality approach. Homotoxicology often complements, herbals and nutritional support. Also, homotoxicology can be blended with vitamin B12 for injection into acupuncture points (aquapuncture).
Can Homeopathic Treatment Help My Pet?
Homeopathy may be of value for a number of conditions. Homeopathy may be given alone or in conjunction with a medication as both Drs. Downey and Brandt feel whatever is appropriate for the needs of your pet. Homeopathic treatment are gentle and can be given to cats, dogs and horses.
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