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BritishReiner 02-26-2010 04:42 PM

Homoeopathic remedies?
 
Does anyone have any experience with homoeopathic remedies? Horses that couldn't be cured by vet's, cured by homoeopaths? Natural remedies as supposed to chemical remedies? I need your stories. Please help.

If any members are homoeopaths please PM me.

roro 02-26-2010 10:11 PM

I've researched them a bit for a class and I don't believe in them at all. They are insanely diluted to a point where they have no effect, and some have none of the original ingredient at all. There is no data to back up the effect of homeopathic medicine vs plain water or a sugar pill. IMO it's a waste of money, I would focus on other things to help a horse like eating and exercise schedule and quality.

Mercedes 02-26-2010 10:32 PM

Need the stories for what?

I've had a number of animals 'saved' by homeopathy when the veterinary community had nothing to offer and expected death.

What is your current problem?

walkinthewalk 02-27-2010 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercedes (Post 564510)
Need the stories for what?

I've had a number of animals 'saved' by homeopathy when the veterinary community had nothing to offer and expected death.

Ditto that. I personally know of a late teens horse that was in the beginning stages of EPM when the lady bought him and she had no idea.

By the time he was diagnosed, her vet and farrier gave the horse less than 50-50 chance of survival.

She absolutely could not afford the very expensive drugs required for the horse, so with nothing to lose, took the natural route.

That was last summer. Last week, the horse stood for the first time "on his own", no wobbling, no shaking, no having to lean against the barn for support, to have the farrier trim him; he is kept barefoot.

It is still in question to what degree the nerve damage will ultimately repair itself, but it has already repaired itself beyond everyone's expectations.

It goes without saying that the physical and emotional time this woman spent to "will" this horse to get better was above and beyond what many people would be willing to do; not to mention being "pooh-pooh'd" by the traditional scientific community.

The word "diluted" was mentioned with regard to homeopathic products. That word exists in traditional medicinal products as well.

I would never buy a product with fillers in it. My senior horses are on arthritis meds that are phamarceutical grade, NOT animal grade.

There are some things in life that we get what we pay for. Healing products are some of them. Buy certified organic, pharmaceutical grade, and whatever-other words are out there that guarantee the product-in-question has not been diluted:-)

Mercedes 02-27-2010 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by roro (Post 564483)
I've researched them a bit for a class and I don't believe in them at all. They are insanely diluted to a point where they have no effect, and some have none of the original ingredient at all. There is no data to back up the effect of homeopathic medicine vs plain water or a sugar pill. IMO it's a waste of money, I would focus on other things to help a horse like eating and exercise schedule and quality.

This is because you don't understand how homeopathics work. They work on an 'energy' level, not a 'molecular' level, therefore the principles that apply to them are entirely different than conventional medicines, or even things like herbs.

I realize this is hard for some people to wrap their brains around, but those who have been open to the idea of something 'more', can attest they do indeed work. Whether you, or others believe is of no consequence to the rest of us. :wink:

ridergirl23 02-27-2010 08:22 PM

i have heard a lot of them say crazy things that make me think: WOW, im glad i have common sense.
if i had compeletly nothing to lose, then maybe i woud turn to them. but only AFTER i went to as many vets as possible.
personally, i have given them a chance, i really have. but hearing them say some things and listening to everything,i have lost all faith in them.

Seahorseys 02-27-2010 08:56 PM

Traditionally we don't treat our ailments, we treat the symptoms of our ailments. I think the dilution is the whole point. Homeopathics treat the disease with the same substance that could have caused the problem, but in a minute form. They use the minute form because it is believed that in that potency healing can be stimulated. (Kind of reminds me of vaccines a bit.) I wish that my trainer could voich for this thread. She has an arsenal of info of homeopathy, and her training approach is even holistic. Here I am reading Chinese medicine books and practicing Tai Chi when I thought I was "just training my horse" but I swear to God it has improved my relationship with my horse as well as my whole way of being.

wannahorse22 02-27-2010 08:59 PM

I dont understand what these are. can someone explain? is it like horse vodoo?

BritishReiner 03-12-2010 05:23 PM

I haven't been able to get onto the forum for a while, sorry :(

Thank you very much to all :)

shesinthebarn 03-13-2010 08:45 AM

Homeopathic or naturopathic? I've had great success with both. However, I've always combined treatment with traditional veterinary care. For example, our racehorses get a variety of different natural supplements (brewers yeast, Hawaiian sea salt, apple cider vinegar, aloe vera, kale, calcium citrate etc, etc) They also receive naturopathic treatments such as chiropractic, accupuncture and massage. We are looking into an osteopath as well. While we have great success with these treatments, we don't abandon veterinary care - if we have a lame horse that need it's knees done, or a horse in distress, you bet we call the vet or give the shot.
I look after my own health this way, and it has been great. I especially like osteopaths. They are amazing!


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