HomeopatyHomeopathic ideas have been discussed in many cultures including European, American, Indian, Persian and Chinese. Homeopathy is based on the idea that “like cures like.” From a Western medical view it seems controversial as it appears that nothing is being given other than a sugar pill or solution. The pill or solution carries the diluted potentised homeopathic remedy. There are no chemically detectable compounds in the remedy other then the lactose of the pill or the base liquids in the solution. Dr. Samuel Hahnemann (1755 – 1843) is credited with developing a holistic therapy system based on “like cures like”. The more diluted a remedy is the more potent it is – seeming to fly in the face of traditional Western medicine. From a quantum physics level the remedy carries the energy frequency of the original substance. A remedy is chosen by matching the symptoms of the patient to the symptoms of the remedy if it was given normal medical doses and not the minute multiply diluted homeopathic form. For example if a dog has a rash which is red, itchy and has blisters containing fluid then the remedy that comes to mind is Rhus (poison ivy). Even if the rash is not from poison ivy itself (which dogs do not react to) the rash will heal when given the remedy. Homeopathy has been used effectively in this format for over 200 years. It can be very effective. When it is used in classical form one remedy at a time is used. It may take weeks to months to slowly return the body to optimal health. There are other ways to use homeopathic remedies however. Dr. Are Thoresen, a Norwegian veterinarian and licensed human acupuncturist and homeopathic physician, combines an herb, acupuncture and a homeopathic remedy in some of his treatments. At times his methods are used in our treatments.