About Hahnemann’s Remedies
The following remedy listed below is one of the most commonly selected by the animal’s I work with, including my own, as their constitutional remedy to help them heal. There are over 1,000 remedies available as a result of Dr. Samuel Hahnemann amazing contribution to us all, to provide some perspective. This is one of the main ones which keeps coming up for use with the animals. I have, therefore, provided the profile of this remedy for the pet parent to understand what each is “solving”, working on in the body from an animal’s perspective. Not every symptom may be apparent in your animal, but a lot of them most likely are. You animal’s subconscious directs the remedy required, the strength, and the dose via muscle testing. This is how I come up with the suggested remedy.
The reference I am using is Boericke’ New Manual of Homeopathic Matera Medica with Repertory by William Boericke. Therefore, I have gone through the remedies profile and pulled out what I think is pertinent to the pet parent in relation to what they may be witnessing in their animal. The italicized words in blue are symptoms I have witnessed in the animals in addition to Boericke’s profile.
The animals know. Whenever I am offering a remedy to an animal, and this includes via their pet parent, I always ask them first, do we have the right remedy to help you? They will let you know. They are very clear. Teeth clenching; leaving the room, going under the bed, hiding, means no! Check again. It is of utmost importance to engage the animal in their own healing. They, without a doubt, know what they need. They just need a facilitator, someone to work with them, not dictate. Dictating will not heal anything from my experience, just “muddy the healing journey” so to speak. Once the animals know you are truly listening, their direction heightens, and I am sure their healing ramps up mapping this new-found mutual respect too. Last night my Flat Coat Retriever, came and told me she needed a dose of Rhus Tox. After I asked her a few questions, and she consented to the remedy once prepared, I received a lick to say thank you, and off she went to bed. Before this though she was literally following me at my heels. So, the animals are very clear when they know you are listening.
ACON | Aconite Napellus | Monkshood
MAIN ATTRIBUTES | Shock. When the being is in a state of shock. May be a result of physical or emotional delivery.
ABMS Observation | When a being has been through much change and or trauma, I test for shock. Is there shock stuck in the system? This is very important to clear so it does not manifest physically in the body, if it has not already done so. If Aconite is required, once taken, I then test again, to see if this remedy is all that is needed or if it is helping make way for their constitutional remedy.
Symptoms may be presented as:
Mind | State of fear, worry, and anxiety. Physical and mental restlessness.
Head | Burning headache. Vertigo, worse on rising. Head shaking.
Eyes | Red, inflamed. Lids, swollen, red and hard.
Ears | Sensitive to noises.
Nose | Dry.
Face | Pain in jaws.
Mouth | Tongue swollen. Teeth sensitive to cold. Constantly moving lower jaw as if chewing.
Throat | Red, dry, constricted.
Stomach | Vomiting. Thirst for cold water. Drinks, vomits.
Abdomen | Sensitive to touch.
Rectum | Frequent urging to produce stool. White with red urine.
Urinary | Scanty, red, hot, painful. Anxiety when trying to urinate.
Respiratory | Shortness of breath. Blood comes up with hawking. Hoarse, dry, croupy cough.
Heart | Palpitations. Pulse, full, hard, tense and bounding; sometimes intermits.
Back | Pain, stiff, numb. Stiffness in nape of neck.
Extremities | Numbness and tingling, shooting pains. Weakness in ligaments and joints. Painless cracking of all joints.
Sleep | Nightmares. Sleeplessness, with restlessness and tossing.
Skin | Red, hot, swollen, dry and burning.
Modalities | Better – open air; Worse – warm room, evening, lying on affected side.
I am not a trained homeopath. Everything I have learned is from my homeopathic vet, and my own animals. I have been using homeopathy personally for over 15 years now. And I have hired many different practitioners for my own animals, observing what works and what does not. I have to say – nothing so far compares to muscle testing the being’s system to find out about what the being needs. All remedies may be purchased at local health food stores.