in Horses, Ponies, Dogs and Cats
Cancer is a common disease, appearing to become more prevalent as years go by. No particular reason for this is agreed but logic dictates that diet, vaccination, chemicals and environmental degradation must be possible players. We may even have to take account of electromagnetic frequency pollution (e.g. mobile ‘phones, cordless ‘phones and Wi-Fi).
Cancer clearly represents a deep disturbance of immune and homeostatic integrity within the body. When malignant cancer is present, the body has, by definition, gone a long way down the road of disease. It is always challenging to treat.
In natural medicine, as a holistic vet practice, we have over the years been privileged to have treated a great many cancer cases, of many different types. The mainstay of treatment has been homeopathic but herbal medicine and nutritional therapy (an organic, species-suitable natural diet at the vey least) also play their part. Medicine alone is rarely sufficient.
Of course, not all cases of cancer can be sorted but, happily, there has been a positive outcome in some. Most types of cancer have been represented in the ‘remission' records. These include fibrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, squamous cell carcinoma, mast cell tumour, histiocytoma, lymphoma, mammary carcinoma and spindle cell tumour. The holistic vet approach offers an alternative to conventional wisdom in such cases. As melanoma in grey horses is such a slowly developing condition, it has been difficult to assess efficacy of treatment for these, although impressions are that progress has slowed or halted in a number of cases.
In all cases, we do not actually treat the cancer. We support and stimulate the healing capability of the body, applying nutritional (organic natural diet) and holistic support throughout.
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