30 July 04 at 10:24 | IP Logged
As the Dalai Lama says ‘Humans
must face death, old age and disease as well as natural
disasters that are beyond our control. But these sufferings
are quite sufficient for us. Why should we create other
problems due to our own ideology, just different ways of
I should post something on this list as I was being quoted
Regarding the statements I do not test for Thyroid disease,
this is not the case. Either I just dont use the lab concerned
for that, or the cases are a referral with diagnosis from the
primary care Vet.
I am no longer at Kingley Vet Centre. Instead I now focus
exclusively on Homeopathy and Acupuncture for both Animals and
Humans at the address below.
particular area of interest is Endocrine Cancers and their
Homoepathic treatment. I beleive this is the way forward to
double blind prove the method and am currently working with a
University to develop trials over the next few years assuming
funding can be found. One area will be Feline
I have reported many cases of Feline Hyperthyroidism that have
responded well to Homoepathy. The protocol I use is to combine
Flor de Peidra. Iodum and Thyroidinum 30c and dose twice daily
indefinately. The ideas for this are not entirely my own,
coming from the works of Jouanny and Khalsa, modified further
by my experience (and I have a good caseload being CVS for a
Cat Charity). I would also give a constitutional treatment if
clearly detectable. However, I have also reported that the
treatment is not 100% (more like 60%) successful, and if the
case is not clearly responding well within 6 weeks I would
seek alternate solutions. It is also not a permanent "cure" as
symptoms will recur if treatment is withdrawn. I do in some
cases work in conjunction with some local Vets to use a very
minimal dose of Neo-mercazole or Felimazole alongside the
Homoepathy. This avoids the side effects of the drugs, and
seems a sensible solution. I have also in some cases operated
to remove an affected gland, and then used Homeopathy
successfully in early cases of relapse should the other side
develop a problem.
The message really is that there are no
hard and fast rules other than to seek the best solution for
the case and definately not allowing the patient to suffer for
chuck remedies at a case one has never seen, without obvious
sounding improvements, is to my mind unethical. Assuming Wim
is a Vet I hope he is liasing with the primary care Vet at all
not advise on any cases over the Internet, unless I am first
liasing with the local Vet and all parties are happy with the
approach, and they accept that it is not as ideal as seeing
strongly suggest in this case that a qualified, forward
thinking Homeopathic Vet is consulted asap before the patient
suffers further problems.
Mark Elliott BVSc.
VetMFHom. MRCVS. MIPsiMed.
The Centre for
Integrated and Holistic Medicine
Street, Westbourne, Emsworth, W.
Tel: 01243 389911 Fax: 01243 373710,