Examining The Best Alternative Medicine


Alternative medicine is enjoying a boom as people start to take control of their own lives. As an alternative medical practitioner, a homeopath, I am very excited about this. When people take control of their lives, there's no limit to what becomes possible. The limitations occur when you hand over that control to others. No one else but you, has your own best interests so much to heart.

Once you start taking control of your own life, you begin to question what is good for your family, including your pets.

There are many different alternative medicine modalities about and you've got to do a bit of research to decide what's more appropriate. There's homeopathy, reiki, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, osteopathy, chiropractic, herbs, acupuncture, flower essences, or pressure, massage, Bowen therapy, to mention just a few. Many of these modalities will only be able to work in a small way. For instance (and I'm no masseuse, so could be wrong), massage will probably only be good for strained muscles. And, although some can act on a deep level, they can be slow to show results, such as flower essences.

Commercial dog food have few regulations and even fewer which are enforced. From the poor quality 'meat' by-products, to the nutritionless filler, to the dangerous preservatives, your dog is slowly being poisoned. Label claims of 'preservative free' or 'natural' are largely meaningless.

Once you start feeding your dog a wholesome and REALLY natural food, you'll see vast improvements in health. Sometimes, that's all you need.

But sometimes, you got to do more. Then you need to scour what's available in alternative medicine for dogs.

As a homeopath, you could say I'm biased (I agree!), But out of them all, the alternative medicine for dogs I consider has the greatest scope and depth of real healing, is homeopathy.

Homeopathy has the potential to deal with ailments as diverse as ligament damage, to heart disease, from an embedded grass seed to depression. The only areas where I consider medical services are required is the establishment of a broken bone and the stitching up of extensive wounds.

I do not know of any other alternative medicine for dogs, where all this is possible. And homeopathy addresses the cause, rather than the effect.

Lets look at only for a minute. Imagine a woman has just given birth, and has since developed haemorrhoids, or piles. Now there is a common homeopathic remedy for piles called Hamamelis. And this may well help. But it's unlikely to cure. So you might have to keep taking it for a very long time.

There's another common homeopathic remedy called Pulsatilla. And this helps with many ailments that develop from childbirth, including piles. Taking Pulsatilla is most likely to cure them for good.

One of the things I love about treating animals is their desire to assist in the choosing of the right remedy. Most dogs are pretty outgoing and will make it very clear when you have selected the right remedy-they will lick the bottle, your hand, or their lips, they will sit expectantly and wag their tail, they will look interested and attentive.

If, on the other side, you selected the wrong remedy, they will turn their head away, walk off, maybe even snarl at you if you persist.

Once you have gained a little bit of an understanding of what is available, choosing an holistic vet, for the more difficult ailments, who practices alternative medicine for dogs becomes easier, and you become involved with your dog's treatment.

11/21/2014 19:12:50
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