Homeopathy is a medical system that was developed in Germany more than 200 years ago by Samuel Hahnemann. It’s based on two central theories:
Homeopathic products come from plants (such as red onion, arnica [mountain herb], poison ivy, belladonna [deadly nightshade], and stinging nettle), minerals (such as white arsenic), or animals (such as crushed whole bees). Homeopathic products are often made as sugar pellets to be placed under the tongue; they may also be in other forms, such as ointments, gels, drops, creams, and tablets. Treatments are “individualized” or tailored to each animal—it’s common for different animals with the same condition to receive different treatments. Homeopathy uses a different diagnostic system for assigning treatments to individuals and recognizes clinical patterns of signs and symptoms that are different from those of conventional medicine. This is a branch of medicine where minute details about the animal from appetite preferences, thirst, fears/phobias, temporal occurrence of symptoms, concomitant symptoms, and things that help or aggravate the animals conditions to name a few help select the correct remedy. Intake on the patient often takes an hour. Individualizing the remedy can take hours of reperatorizing. This is a gentle medicine where patience is tantamount but the cure of disease not just palliation is possible.