Faculty meetings all day yesterday

Yes, it was a full day of meetings, capped off by an excellent lecture by David Owen.

In order to stretch my legs a little during the brief lunch pause, I strolled in the garden at the venue (Royal College of Physicians) and espied this wonderful flowering Hamamelis specimen (better known as Witch Hazel).

On our AVMC Facebook page (www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK), there is a series of verses on homeopathic medicines for animals, including one on Hamamelis, featuring this photo.

 

Verses on Homeopathic Medicines

On our Facebook page, we have verses and pictures of homeopathic first-aid medicines for animals.

These are intended as a handy way to remember the scope of the remedies.

It is an ongoing series.

www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK

The page of the Alternative Veterinary Medicine Centre – administered by Christopher Day.

Firework Fear in Dogs

If your dog suffers firework fear, this can ruin his life for this time of year. It is readable on your laptop or desktop computers if you download or have Adobe ADE (free).

Natural medicine offers many possible solutions or ways to help.

This ebook summarises a number of ways in which you may be able to help your dog through the use of natural medicine.

http://www.lulu.com/shop/christopher-day/firework-fear-in-dogs-a-natural-approach/ebook/product-20483090.html

www.alternativevet.org

Flu vaccine increases risk

I have long thought that vaccination over-specialises the immune system, at the expense of general immune capability.

Here’s some evidence that this theory may not be very wide of the mark:

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/09/18/flu-shot-increases-flu-illness.aspx?e_cid=20120918_DNL_art_1

Think very carefully before consenting to vaccination! Apart from the risk of serious side effects, these is a risk of increasing your susceptibility to other bugs.

www.veterinary-homeopathy.co.uk

Painkillers make headaches worse!

Relying on aspirin, ibuprofen, paracetamol or other painkillers can make your headache worse! Amazing discovery not!

Yes, of course – homeopathy has known this for over two hundred years. Hahnemann (1755-1843) wrote that suppression of symptoms only leads to aggravation of the underlying disease.

This is like taping over the oil pressure warning light on your dashboard because the flashing is distracting! Do that and see how much worse things become.

http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/346880/Painkillers-can-give-you-worse-headache-

At last, ‘they’ have made the observation – will they now look deeper and realise the reason? At present, the reason is described as ‘unexplained’!

http://www.alternativevet.org/homeopathy.htm

 

Homeopathic First-Aid for Animals

Our series of first-aid medicines is growing, over at www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK.

We have now reached medicine number 24 out of the planned 40.

HOMEOPATHIC FIRST-AID MEDICINES

24 – HYPERICUM (Hypericum perforatum)

(2nd Edition)

Prepared from the St Johns Wort plant.

Hypericum perforatum - St Johns WortHypericum’s main claim to fame, in first-aid application, is in the treatment of injury to nerves or injury to regions of the body rich in nerve endings (e.g. tail, digits, ear flaps). Typically, the pain is very intense and responds rapidly to a few doses of Hypericum. The medicine also appears to stimulate the healing of nerve damage. Typical veterinary scenarios are someone stepping upon a puppy’s toes, shutting a dog’s tail in a car door or injury to toes by abrasion.

Painful lacerations, grazes and excoriations also appear to become less painful almost immediately upon dosing with Hypericum.

In herbivore’s eating live St Johns Wort can damage the liver, leading to a condition called photosensitisation, in which white or pink skin can be burned (sometimes severely) even in subdued sunlight. Homeopathic Hypericum can bring about rapid relief from the consequent pain and appears to stimulate more rapid healing and resolution.

Recommended homeopathic potency: 6c or 30c. The frequency of dosing will depend upon the situation and upon the responses. Hypericum lotion is also available, to enable topical bathing of affected areas. The lotion is sometimes mixed with Calendula lotion.

Christopher Day MRCVS – http://www.alternativevet.org/homeopathy.htm#first-aid – August 2012

Herbal Verbals

We seem to have a series of rhymes about herbal medicines, over at www.facebook.com/AVMC.UK

Six medicines so far: comfrey, blue cohosh, dandelion, milk thistle, peppermint and marigold.

www.alternativevet.org/herbs.htm

www.veterinary-herbal.co.uk

www.holisticvetmed.co.uk

The horse

The horse is a magnificent and wild creature, yet serves mankind so well and so remarkably willingly. This is even more surprising when you think how many work with ill-fitting saddles, ill-fitted shoes, unsuitable diets and egotistical riders.

Thank heaven there are some humans who do their horses well.

Because of the amazing anomaly presented by the horse’s power and strength, bent to our will despite our treatment (some of it from ignorance, some from intent), a poem occurred to me . . .

Dedicated to all horses and ponies, everywhere

Mahatma Gandhi

The great man said:

We still have a long way to go. Let’s hope that the way we treat our planet doesn’t put a stop to us before we get there!

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www.alternativevet.org/welfare.htm

www.holisticvetmed.co.uk

www.veterinary-holistic.co.uk

www.holistic-vet.co.uk