December 21, 2009
Homotoxicology, every heard of it? If you have not, your not alone. Homotoxicology has only recently been introduced to the integrative veterinary medical field. Homotoxicology is considered a blending of clinical and homeopathic medicine and utilizes clinical science to develop a treatment protocol based in homeopathy.
The Institute for Traditional Acupuncture and Herbology tells us that the goal of treatment in homotoxicology is to detoxify the body and restore the body’s natural biorhythms. For those with health challenges, homotoxicology maintains that health cannot be achieved without ridding the body of toxins. Many practitioners of natural medicine feel that ALL disease is the build up of toxins in the system at the cellular level.
Homotoxicology involves using homeopathic remedies to facilitate the removal of toxins and stimulate the body’s capacity to heal itself. This type of medicine explores the whole body and searches for a way to put the body back into a state of balance, away from a state of chronic toxicity.
In the animal body, homotoxicology focuses on treating the clinical signs that arise in an animal in a way the removes toxins while also treating the symptoms such as pain and inflammation. The use of botanical medicines alone as well as paired with other alternative treatments such as Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Low Level Laser Therapy have been shown to have significant positive effects. Animals auto Immune Diseases such as Lupus, Hyper and Hypo-thyroidism as well as Addison's and Cushing's disease appear to respond very well in to homotoxicology treatments.
In the Denver/Boulder Area, Dr. Michelle Reynolds at Boulder's Natural Animal is one of a few Doctor's of Veterinary Medicine working hard to bring Homotoxicology to the veterinary medical field. If you have an animal, exotic or otherwise that may benefit from homotoxicology or any other form of natural medicine, it might be a good idea to look into this exciting new form of treatment.To read more on this subject visit the Boulder's Natural Animal website.