for Horses - Homeopathy Meets Modern Medicine
Classical homeopathy started in Germany over 200
years ago and is still used today around the world. Homeopathy is
based on the principle of “like treats like” and uses the frequency
or energy from an extremely diluted sample to create a remedy.
Arnica, used to treat pain/inflammation, is one of the most widely
known homeopathic remedies.
In Germany in the early 1900s, Dr. Reckeweg founded
homotoxicology, based on the premise that disease is the result of
toxins affecting the body and that symptoms result from the body’s
attempts to neutralize and eliminate these toxins. They may be
exogenous, from outside the body such as bacteria and viruses or
endogenous, meaning they are from inside the body such as lactic
The treatment principles of homotoxicology are to
prevent more toxins and promote the elimination of existing toxins.
It does so by using blends of homeopathics from plants, minerals,
cellular catalysts, healthy organs (from pigs), allopathic
medications and pathogens. The resulting medications are very
effective and have the benefit of not being harmful to the liver,
kidney, or GI tract. Homotoxicology products may be used alone or in
combination with other medications (drugs, herbs) and treatments
(laser, shock wave, chiropractic, acupuncture) with no fear of
increased side effects or drug interactions.
Traumeel is perhaps the world’s best known
homotoxicology medication. It has multiple clinical studies
published proving its effectiveness as an anti-inflammatory and its
safety. Traumeel is available in tablets, oral drops, gel, ointment,
and injectable ampoules. Unlike steroids, which suppress the immune
system, and NSAIDs, both of which can slow down healing and have
potential side effects, Traumeel modulates the immune response and
promotes healing. Also, Traumeel may be combined with NSAIDs for a
better response than using a NSAID alone. When combining these
therapies, the NSAID dose may often be lowered which decreases risks
Guna, from Italy, and Heel, from Germany, provide
many homotoxicology medications to treat a huge variety of illnesses
Some of the common useful medications for horses
Zeel: for joint pain and arthritis
Spascupreel: for muscle spasms (sore backs)
Rendimax: for sore muscles from exercise (lactic
acid build up)
Lymphomyosot: for edema (swollen legs)
Cutis compositum: for skin problems and hives
For more information or treatment protocols, contact
your holistic veterinarian.
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