Homeopathic veterinary oncology: the homeopathic remedy as exclusive and not complementary therapy
Proceedings ECIM Congress, Florence 21-22 September 2012 p. 92
For these degenarive pathologies, conventional medicine and surgery do not represent long term solution and are often invasive with significant side effects. The author presented four cases of dogs with emoangiosarcoma, histiocytoma, papillary adenocarcinoma of the tubules bronchial and bronchial carcinoma.
The purpose of this paper is to describe four clinical cases of animals that benefited from taking the homeopathic remedy prescribed according to the homeopathic method. It should be noted that at least in these very serious condition in which it is objectively difficult to trace the history of the symptoms, the prescription was based on symptoms gathered at the time of the clinical predominant.
The traditional homeopathy get a great benefit from the progress of diagnostics: ultrasound scans, magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography, and biochemical profiles tumor markers help the homeopath in the diagnosis, assessment of the evolution of the disease and monitoring of therapeutic effects. In the therapeutic context, the homeopathic prescription is more comprehensive of the typical symptoms of the disease but also of the uniqueness of the patient with its physical and characterial details.
Homeopathy is a medicine not only complementary but also an alternative to the conventional one. The clinical cases concerned severe forms of cancer treated with homeopathy in order to not cause side effects and to obtain evident beneficial effects on patients. The main parameters considered were the prolongation of life compared to his expectations and the quality of life.
Clinical case o fan animal's companionship (dog)
M. Sciarri, L. Pecchia
Proceedings ECIM Congress, Florence 21-22 September 2012 p. 91
The authors reported a case concerning a 16 years old dog suffering from cough and chronic bronchitis that was previously treated with conventional therapy consisting of corticosteroids, bronchodilators and antibiotics without obtaining an improvement in symptoms. The patient was monitored for over a year with blood tests, chest X-rays in double projection and echocardiography to detect heart problems or secondary pulmonary hypertension. The improvement of the disease occurred only after the introduction of homeopathy, precisely Spongia. The dog after a relapse had been treated with conventional therapy again without success and had again found improvements when he returned to the homeopathic treatment. A year later, the patient lived well with the problem, there was an improvement of the bronchial tree confirmed by X-ray, blood tests and echocardiography resulted normal.
Application of the "method of complexity" in veterinary homeopathy: a case study of Rex the dog suffering from leishmaniasis
A. Rettagliati, F. Pisseri, R. Tomassini
Proceedings ECIM Congress, Florence 21-22 September 2012 p. 167
The authors illustrate the "method of complexity" in veterinary homeopathy. This method uses a dynamic and complex setting to point out relations between the patient and its environment, the relationship with humans and with the subjects of the same species or of different ones. They highlighted the reading of the patient's experience in terms of "processes", as actions that are not as a set of isolated elements ("homeopathic symptoms"). It is essential to have a good knowledge of ethology of the species observed, to be able to highlight which particular attitudes are speci?c and not distinctive of the species. The homeopathic clinical application of this method involves the use of concepts such as "theme" and "homeopathic family". In this article the authors explain these concepts.
Canine leishmaniasis is a protozoan-caused disease that can be transmitted to humans. The clinical evolution of the disease is variable. The homeopathic approach can be alternative or complementary depending to the characteristics of the diseases. The clinical case refers of a 4-year-old dog (German shepherd), which resulted leishmaniasis positive, with dermatitis, gastrointestinal disorders and significant blood analysis as clinical signs. Zincum Iodatum was administered and for the next 5 years it was in good health, with normal blood analysis, and relapses were resolved.
An ethological discussion of reportorial mental symptoms in veterinary homeopathy
M. Antoni, F. Pisseri
Proceedings ECIM Congress, Florence 21-22 September 2012 p. 166
In veterinary homeopathy there is the problem of repertorial homeopathic symptoms that refer to humans creating confusion because some behaviours that are considered pathological for humans are normal for animals. Hysterical pregnancy with consequent lactation in dogs represents an example. The difference is more evident in the study of the mind's symptoms that, if not put in relation with the species, can lead to a wrong choice of the homeopathic remedy. Repertorial symptoms such as dictatorial can almost never be referred to aggressive behaviour in a dog. Even more obvious is to assign the feeling of being forsaken to a dog, which expresses destructive behaviour when it remains alone, while, on the contrary, the behaviour is caused by several reasons such as frustration. In order to correctly interpret the mental symptoms of the homeopathic repertory, it is important the good knowledge of the species' ethology. It is also necessary to contextualise and correlate each symptoms, according to a systemic approach. A useful collaboration, from an integrated medicine viewpoint, takes place between the veterinarian skilled in behaviour and the one in homeopathy. The synergic action of two systemic medicines will leading to a quicker recovery. The examination of short clinical cases, aimed to highlight the most common differences of ethological meaning in humans and animals, concerning some repertorial mental symptoms.
Treatment of a case of chronic lymphocytic dermatitis of the nose and hyperplastic chronic gingivitis in a Labrador Retriever using the "Complexity method"
Proceedings ECIM Congress, Florence 21-22 September 2012 p. 167
The author illustrates the 'Complexity method' in homeopathic veterinary medicine. The method considers the relation between the patient, surrounding environment and his/her past living experiences, seen as a 'dynamic and complex' whole, to identify the main themes which typify the patient and, subsequently, the family of remedy. The concept of 'family', in fact, refers to a group of remedies gathered by a set of fundamental themes, those describe the interactions between the patient and the ecosystem. Therefore, the theme is a dynamic concept through which single symptom correlate and harmonize with each other (coherent symptoms) and provide the physician with indications of the adaptive capacities and strategies used by the patient.
This case refers to an 8- year-old Labrador that, for 4 years, has been showing signs of a severe chronic lymphocytic dermatitis of the nose and a moderate hyperplastic gingivitis. From a careful examination of the case, by using the homeopathic 'method of complexity' and repertorisation, the remedy Silicea-diluted 6LM was administered to the patient (6 drop twice a day for 3 weeks). The treatment included also Calendula of?cinalis TM packs diluted in water and Calendula of?cinalis cream.
Follow-up showed that the lesions on the nose improved, gums back to normal, a good physical state and a stable mental demeanour.
Animal and humans in the homeopathic repertory, PDF download
F. Schroyens, B Horning
Veronica Carstens- Stiftung
Textbook of Veterinary Homeopathy
Homeopathy, Volume 94, Issue 4, October 2005, Pages 259-260
This is an introductory textbook to homeopathy directed to practitioners and articulated in two large sections, where the first deals with theory and the second with practice. The first section describes the origin and the principles of homeopathy, whilst the second is divided into the various anatomical systems and considers emergency cases as well as behavioural problems. Some of the main remedies for different pathologies are listed.