There are literally thousands of reasons to use homeopathy. As a safe, effective method of treatment, homeopathy really is amazing. Here are just a few of the reasons I hold it near and dear to my heart.
Homeopathic medicines (aka remedies) are certainly the best thing since sliced bread and unquestionably right up there with the cat’s pajamas!
#1 HOMEOPATHY IS ONE OF THE BEST GREEN MEDICINES AROUND.
Like all Green Medicines, it treats body, mind and spirit in a way that’s always ecologically sustainable. No need to worry about toxic metabolites poisoning our water, food and air. Never. Homeopathic medicines are made using only the smallest amounts of plant, animal or mineral material with negligible environmental impact, making them an exceptionally economical way to treat thousands and thousands of individuals. This means there will never be a lack of medicines, or a need for hoarding. No worries about hunting into extinction the rarest of plants or animals for our medicines. No synthetic chemicals or excipients that can cause allergies and long-term illnesses are ever added to homeopathic remedies. And it can be used, in many cases, with conventional medicine and surgery.
#2 HOMEOPATHY TREATS THE UNIQUE INDIVIDUAL, NOT THE DISEASE.
For each unique individual, with unique medical issues, homeopathy finds specific solutions. One size does not fit all. For example, with ten cases of diabetes, there might be eight or ten different remedies chosen, each fitting the unique characteristics of the patient, not just the issue of elevated blood sugar. Every patient could have a different remedy, but the same diagnosis. This is individualized medicine at its finest.
#3 HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE AFFORDABLE AND EASILY AVAILABLE.
There’s no need to support Big Pharma’s inflated quarterly profits. Remedies are easy to find worldwide (used by millions) and are appropriate for even the tightest budgets.
#4 IN ACUTE SITUATIONS, HOMEOPATHY IS FASTER THAN A SPEEDING BULLET.
Working directly on the energetic system of the body (also called the ‘Vital Force’ or ‘Life Force’) the impossibly fast healing response can stop acute illness or trauma in its tracks, sometimes within seconds or minutes. This is the alchemy of homeopathy’s transformative power. It changes illness (lead) into wellness (gold) - a ‘gold’ more valuable than physical gold.
#5 HOMEOPATHY IS USEFUL FOR ANIMALS, HUMANS, PLANTS, INSECTS AND MAYBE ALIENS.
It’s hard to believe that you can treat such a wide array of beings. But, as energetic beings, we’re all part of the same the Life Force. And because homeopathy works on the energetic level, it can treat and help no matter what the species and frankly, no matter what the issue.
#6 HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT IS NEVER WORSE THAN THE ILLNESS.
You can dose your animal with pellets. Dissolve a few pellets in water in a dropper bottle or in milk or cream. This makes the treatment easy, and even fun, rather than a battle of wills. Paws down, homeopathy is the easiest medicine to give your dog. Just ask her what she prefers!
#7 PORTABLE AND VERSATILE – IT'S EASY TO LEARN HOW TO TAKE AND USE HOMEOPATHY ANYWHERE.
What other kind of medicine allows you to carry 50 medicines in a small box for hundreds of medical situations while traveling, hiking or attending special events? Any other type of treatment would require schlepping around huge non-portable equipment and a vast array of medicines only prescribed by doctors. As long as you have a homeopathic kit, you have a solution, even in the most remote areas of the world.
#8 HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES CAN BE USED WITH CONVENTIONAL MEDICINE.
Broken bones, bleeding, punctures, sprains, vomiting and diarrhea are all treatable with homeopathic remedies. Since it’s not a good idea to throw the baby out with the bath, conventional medicine can’t be beat for its diagnostics, surgery and emergency support. Interlaced with homeopathic medicine, you can expect brilliant results. Even in chronic disease conditions, recovering from surgeries, rehabilitation or any other ailment where a conventional approach is the most desirable option, homeopathy and other vitalistic medicines (herbs, acupuncture, hands on healing, etc) can support and augment faster healing. There is no need to make difficult choices. Use all options available while understanding that conventional medicine, with its purely physical approach, is only one avenue for healing.
#9 PROFOUND, DEEP, PERMANENT CURES ARE ALWAYS THE GOAL OF HOMEOPATHY.
The intention of a homeopathic practitioner is always to support a truly complete and permanent cure that involves body, mind/behavior and spirit. The entire well-being of the animal must improve for a complete return to vitality. If that’s not possible, then providing comfort, relief from pain, and optimum functionality is the goal. Commercial medicine (my phrase for "western" medicine) has created the current acceptance of living with chronic ailments for years or even a lifetime, never remembering that a truly vital animal lives relatively free of ongoing debilitating disease. When an illness occurs in an animal that is strong and vital, homeopathy and other vitalistic medicines help stimulate the body’s natural mechanisms for a return to deep health.
#10 HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES ARE NEVER TESTED ON ANIMALS. NEVER!
Homeopathy’s founder, Dr Samuel Hahnemann, was a man of immense compassion and would never endorse the experimentation on lab beagles, primates, cats, rodents or any other animal to prove homeopathy’s effectiveness. There’s no need to create synthetic diseases in laboratory animals. No need to inject animals with or feed them toxicants or perform diabolical surgeries on them. Never. Period. Homeopathic remedies have always been tested on the homeopaths themselves, or on willing human volunteers rather than unknowing innocents. Yeah!
#11 HOMEOPATHY WILL NEVER CREATE DRUG ADDICTIONS OR "SIDE EFFECTS."
At most, dependency can result if remedies are used as a palliative medication where, if stopped, symptoms will return. No detoxification is needed after long term homeopathy use as with other dangerous drugs because there is no physical substance. Side effects have nothing "side" about them. That’s a clever marketing euphemism for the "direct effects" of a medication. Powerful conventional drugs can cause powerful addictions with lasting consequences. We have been conditioned to accept side effects as part of the cost of suppressing those nasty ailments. Killing fleas and ticks on your dog with the possibility of causing itching, vomiting, seizures and death has become acceptable risks for the War on Parasites. Oh, my!
#12 NO DESTRUCTION OF OUR CO-HABITANTS, THE MICROBIOME, ARE CAUSED BY THE PRODUCTION OF HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES.
Unlike antibiotics, homeopathic remedies are not capable of destroying the delicate balance we maintain with our microbial inhabitants. On the contrary, homeopathic remedies can help re-establish the balance of friendly microbes often compromised after antibiotics.
#13 HOMEOPATHY CONNECTS THE DOTS BETWEEN ALL SYMPTOMS, EVEN THOSE SEEMINGLY UNRELATED.
No matter how small, or distant in time, homeopathy finds connections and relationships between symptoms throughout the course of an animal’s life. The ear infections in a sweet dog that were suppressed with antibiotics and steroids are not disconnected when he turns into Kujo, killer dog. There is one body, one lifetime, making all symptoms interrelated, all connected.
#14 YOU DON’T HAVE TO BELIEVE IN HOMEOPATHY! OUR PETS DON’T.
There’s no religion or belief system behind the use of homeopathic remedies. And, clearly, there is no placebo effect in our animals affecting the outcome. So, for all the naysayers who think homeopathy is voodoo, and just a placebo, ask your dog what she or he thinks about it - dew claw up for liking these energy medicines.
#15 HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES PROVIDE SUPPORT TO WHATEVER NEEDS SUPPORTING.
If your dog needs detoxing, remedies can help the liver or kidneys. If your cat needs immune support, remedies will help fortify the immune system. If she needs help balancing anxiety or grief, remedies will help calm her emotions. If her spirit and body has been abused or neglected, remedies will help clear the abuse, allowing healing and the release of emotional or spiritual pain. Homeopathic remedies stimulate the innate healing power of the body to do what it already knows to do - maintain a life in the most balance and health possible.
#16 HOMEOPATHY TREATMENTS ARE ALWAYS BASED ON R-E-S-P-E-C-T - FIND OUT WHAT IT MEANS TO ME!
Homeopathy is rooted in respect for the innate healing ability of the body. This healing practice was developed with the understanding that all symptoms come from our magnificent power to heal, balance and self-correct. The expression of any symptom is never random and is always part of the self-healing process. Homeopathy allows all symptoms to be expressed without judgment or the need to suppress. Now that’s real respect!
#17 ANYONE CAN LEARN TO USE HOMEOPATHIC REMEDIES!
You don’t have to be a homeopathic practitioner, have a medical degree or certification, to use homeopathic remedies. There are ample books, online webinars and courses for lay people. Having a few reference books and a basic homeopathic kit can save your animal from suffering and your budget from shrinking. Once you dive in, you’ll never be without your remedies!