Pets, as family members, are very much a part of the family dynamic, and dependent upon people for choosing their care. As our loyal friends (and biggest fans), they deserve the finest care available.
Homeopathy offers wonderfully safe solutions for a broad spectrum of health problems perplexing pets as well as patients. The genius of homeopathy is in its serial dilutions, which move it from the biochemical to the bioenergetic treatment realm. This unique potentization process in homeopathy has led to some criticism by certain scientists who lack perception beyond the molecule, to claim that homeopathy could only be placebo in its actions. Yet history clearly shows that children, infants and animals consistently demonstrate the greatest results with homeopathy. I call this the “reverse placebo effect.”
The difference is that infants and animals don’t have the capacity to identify themselves with the health condition they are experiencing. As people, when we grow and develop mentally, we have a tendency to personally identify ourselves with any diseases we experience, calling them names like my arthritis, my allergies, my sciatica, etc. This is especially true with chronic conditions and conditions that have run generationally in our families. When this happens, the disease can becomes a part of our nature and who we are. That’s why homeopathy works so well with animals and children: they have no negative self-images or associations or attachments with a disease to overcome.
Common Veterinary Conditions
New breakthroughs in homeopathy have made it easier and more effective to use as the first choice in maximizing our best friends’ health. Common health problems affecting our animals today can be simply and safely corrected with homeopathy.
• Skin problems
• Compulsive barking
• Bladder incontinence
• Pet body odor
• Appetite control
• Bad breath
• Excessive drooling
• Foul gas
• Urinary tract infections
Legal and Regulatory Issues
I know, with the growing interests in the chiropractic care of animals, that state laws governing veterinary chiropractic are both challenging and in the process of changing. Veterinarians are very aggressive about their turf and own any treatment to our four legged friends, including chiropractic or even, perhaps, homeopathy. I believe the best way to address these issues is to join them rather than fight them.
Dr. Bill Inman is a veterinarian teaching VOM animal adjusting techniques to both DC’s and DVM’s. He has developed a unique win-win approach to this perplexing issue, called a “veterinary affiliate program” that addresses the problems associated with both the chiropractic and homeopathic care of animals. Perhaps the most important reason for associating yourself with a vet is the immediate transfer of legal and professional liability to the veterinary practitioner. Other benefits include:
1. The benefit of differential diagnosis for discovering other diseases by the vet that may complicate or compromise chiropractic care.
2. Use of the veterinary office and facilities including X-ray equipment designed for animal use and staff for assistance and restraint of the animal and processing. Use of sedation/anesthesia when needed.
3. Team approach for optimal results and care of the patient.
4. Increased case load, income, client compliance, additional pet and human referrals and reputation as a visiting expert.
5. Independence of HMO’s, insurance companies and third party managed care.
Most DC’s doing this have multiple veterinary affiliates wanting their services. With the growing awareness and desire for safe, natural alternative health care, the public wants the same for their animals and this includes chiropractic and homeopathy. The wise veterinarian sees the market and the demands of their patients’ owners for alternative care. They can either go back to school and develop themselves or simply and painlessly bring you the alternative practitioner.
Less than 15% of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) graduates in veterinary acupuncture regularly practice acupuncture. It is much easier for the vets to bring in alternative specialists than to change their routines in practice.
The American Veterinary Chiropractic Association (AVCA) approves three 200-hour certification programs. They train both DC’s and DVM’s and are well organized and structured from both an educational and regulatory perspective, working through colleges and state licensing boards.
The affiliate program is a win-win for both practitioners. 90% of the time, a referred client is a lost client. Keeping veterinary clients within the clinic prevents this loss. Both parties receive enhanced professional images and PR benefits.
Our best friends deserve the best care possible. They enrich our lives enormously, and it’s well within our reach to see that we reciprocate the relationship. Homeopathy can help us to do just that. TAC
Frank J. King, Jr., is a nationally recognized researcher, author and lecturer on homeopathy. In addition, Dr. King is the founder and director of King Bio Pharmaceuticals, a registered homeopathic manufacturing company dedicated to completing chiropractic destiny with the marriage of homeopathy. Dr. King offers, complimentary to all Doctors of Chiropractic, his turnkey procedural system for the high volume practice called, The Chiropractic Enhancer system (CES). It is so easy to use that you can successfully apply homeopathy in your practice using any company’s products in one day. Call King Bio Pharma-ceuticals, Asheville, N.C. 1-800-543-3245 or e-mail: [email protected].