Medicine’s Fundamental Flaw
First, we’d better define cure, hadn’t we?
It turns out, homeopathy has done an excellent job of this, and every serious course of homeopathic study includes it.
Cure: the permanent restoration of health.
- the disease is eliminated
- the “whole patient” improves (feels better, looks brighter, has more energy to play, etc.)
- this betterment lasts without the continued use of medicines
If you’ve been around modern conventional medicine for any length of time and have your eyes open, you’ll not see this outcome from its use.
You see, modern medicine cannot cure patients. Not in the true sense. Never has, never will.
Lessons Learned in Practice
When I first hung out my practice shingle out in homeopathic vet medicine in the early 90’s, it didn’t take long to see a common presentation in my animals:
- My patient had been sick a long time, months, or more often, years
- Much expense had been exhausted in trying to fix the illness
- Much time had been spent on tests, treatments, and more treatments
- Regardless of time and expense, my patient was Still. Not. Well. (That’s why they showed up in my practice.)
First Lesson: Conventional Medicine Cannot Cure Disease
This became obvious, within the first year of opening my doors. At best, the disease was sort of being controlled as long as the drugs continued to be used. The dog or cat or horse was surely still suffering from the disease, and symptoms may have lessened.
But they were far from well. Far from Vital.
And, it all got worse if they stopped the drugs. In fact, their illness was slowly getting worse even while on the drugs!
What only became clear some time later was scarier:
Second Lesson: Most Disease is Man Made.
Often in the Name of Prevention!
The patient’s history told this sad story, over and over again.
- “He always stopped eating and acted sick around the first of every month.”
- “She’s been itching madly since she got her puppy shots. Not right away, but it started about a month later.”
- “I walked in with a normal healthy dog, and after spaying and vaccinating, she’s had horrible ear infections! And now they’re saying her thyroid is no longer working!”
- “My dog’s horrible itch finally ended when I started him on Apoquel. But now, it’s not working as well and I’m noticing more tumors popping up all over!”
Name the Beast: Chronic Disease
The other thing I learned, especially during my homeopathic training, is that the diseases of our day, be they animal or human, are mostly chronic ones.
Chronic disease lingers. Maddeningly. Bothersome symptoms (Itching! Painful, inflamed ears! Sore joints, etc.) that just don’t go away.
Months turn into years.
And, while present, chronic disease just drains the enthusiasm out of you, out of your animal.
Heart disease, hypo- or hyperthyroidism, allergies, arthritis, digestive upsets, autoimmune diseases, they all wear the sick down. Make them too tired to play. Act like a brake on their normally free wheeling vitality.
The “ultimates” many succumb to now (one in two dogs over six) is cancer.
Their counterpart, the acute diseases, are relatively rare.
They are, by definition:
Think of the cold or flu in you. Or a sprain in your over-eager dog. A laceration in your horse who just didn’t see that barbed wire until she hit it. The hornet stings your cat sustained when she dug into that busy hole in the grass.
[By the way, acute disease is very easily treated with homeopathy, and you can learn to do this yourself. Click here to learn how.]
Why (Smart!) Prevention is Key
With the numbers of chronically ill patients spiraling upwards and the seriousness of their outcomes growing in the past several decades, it’s become apparent that the greatest importance has to be placed on prevention.
But not the usual prevention, which is clearly causing these maddening diseases.
The dog sick at the beginning of every month? Her owner finally realized it was the heartworm meds.
The maddening itch after the puppy shots? The vaccines are responsible. The correlation often missed unless one knows it often doesn’t start for a month.
Neutering and vaccinating and now allergic inflamed ears and a malfunctioning thyroid? All too common, the combination of “instant menopause” and “immune confusion” causes widespread mayhem [Neuter or Not? And When?].
The shortcomings of even the much touted “miracle drugs” like Apoquel? An all-too familiar refrain. Before Apoquel, we saw it with Atopica, prednisone, and in cats especially, DepoMedrol.
Too Late for Prevention! Henny is Sick! For Months!
I hear you. This is the commonest scenario you tell me about. You got Henny stuck in that awful profit machine, and she’s come out damaged. After months of drugs and vet visits, there’s really no light visible at the end this tunnel, and Henny is suffering (while you slowly empty your bank account).
When I answer your distress call, it usually sounds like this:
- This is chronic disease.
- Conventional WhiteCoat medicine cannot cure it.
- It’s also most likely not DIY (do it yourself).
- You could try a major diet change (get off kibble and onto raw food)
Raw food can often help. But not always.
My Best Advice: Hire a trained Veterinary Homeopath. Curing chronic disease is possible with homeopathy, but it still takes time and close attention to details over multiple appointments.
I’ve recently put up a video on how to search out the best veterinary homeopath.
Tell it Like it Is
I realized recently a great question that brings light to the fundamental difference between the natural approach to prevention and the usual toxic and dangerous medical one:
The longer my patients are using my drug-free protocol for heartworm prevention, the healthier they become!
Now, can you say the same about your monthly pill or annual vaccinations?”
Let us know in the comments if you’ve seen either side of this equation: chronic illness coming after conventional, supposedly preventative medicine or the repair and renewal of health from turning to a more natural path.
I know I’m not alone, and your voice helps others realize they are not either.