Classical homeopathy is a medical treatment that
aims to restore balance to the body through the use
of non-toxic medicine (homeopathic remedies). The
idea is to treat the patient as a whole, rather than
treating just the disease. Samuel Hahnemann, a
German physician, developed homeopathy about 200
years ago. He worked with the idea that "like cures
like". Each homeopathic remedy covers a variety of
symptoms. The physician matches the symptoms covered
by the remedy with the symptoms the patient is
experiencing. This includes all symptoms, physical
as well as mental. You do not chose the remedy for
the disease that the patient has but rather for the
specific symptoms the individual patient
What is a remedy?
Homeopathic remedies are dilutions made
from common (and not so common) substances that
would often be toxic or distasteful in an undiluted
form. The substance (such as an herb, a plant, a
mineral, etc.) is put into a solution of an
established chemical strength and then is diluted in
a standardized procedure to produce a potentized,
not-toxic medicine. For example, the remedy Apis 30C
is made from bee venom that is serially diluted 1
part venom to 99 parts diluent (water or alcohol) 30
times. Apis 200C is serially diluted 200 times.
What happens after an animal takes a
Often the first change is an improvement in
attitude and energy because homeopathic healing
works from the inside out. Over time, with a
correctly chosen remedy, the body will begin to
resolve its symptoms. In chronic disease it may take
3-4 weeks to fully notice and evaluate the change.
Homeopathic follow-ups are generally scheduled every
4 weeks. Follow-ups involve evaluating the response
to the remedy and deciding if the remedy should be
repeated, if the remedy should be changed or if
nothing should be done because healing is still
Would you like to know more?
Refer to the following books:
- Homeopathy. Beyond Flat Earth Medicine.
Timothy R. Dooley, N.D., M.D.
- Dr. Pitcairn's Complete Guide to Natural
Health for Dogs and Cats. Richard H. Pitcairn,
D.V.M., PhD & Susan Hubble Pitcairn.