Contribution to therapeutic approach of homeopathic type in the general problematics of a zoological gardens.
Among many applicative possibility of homeopathy, we certainly can’t neglect those concerning the prevention and the resolution of the various sanitary problems that we can present in a zoological garden.
There are numerous objective motivations that make the use of the homeopathic medicine particularly interesting in that very particular fact that is represented by a zoo.
The personal experience matured in the last years in a zoo of the North Italy has contributed to strengthen the belief that the colleagues who apply homeopathy have all the credentials to be able to become positive protagonists in the scope of such structure in the near future.
It’s obvious that the following results on the most desperate animal species must become a strong incentive to cure homeopathically in our clinics, as well as dogs and cats also all the “different” animals that may arrive from the snakes to crickets, from guinea pigs to canaries
The motivation that they make particularly indicate the application of homeopathy in a zoological garden can be summarized as follows:
Objective shortcomings of the zoological sciences in the knowledge of the most intimate mechanism of physiological and ethological type of so many animal species: despite being interested in the industry, a large number of engineers and enthusiasts, is practically Utopian thinking that they may have been developed in-depth knowledge as those accumulated throughout history on pets more widespread;
The homeopathy while recognizing the fundamental importance of an in-depth knowledge of all the physiological and pathological phenomenon of every single species, and while hoping a constant depth, it stands as a therapeutic form that it allows to be, in certain sense, “ignorant”, as the particular mechanism of homeopathic remedy action allows act of imitating reactive symptoms set in motion by the body, and it prevents the cause of damages where in a given framework, we exchange for pathological, for our own ignorance, absolutely physiological manifestations.
Consequential objective difficulty also from the most serious professional part of an in-depth knowledge of hundreds animal species diseases in the zoo: also a true and real specialist in exotic species certainly can’t present himself as a credible “spin doctor” who is able to cope with various diseases and often a little or nothing known to present themselves. It’s indeed impractical, in the actual reality think of veterinaries can or must specialize on a single species to be able to deal with the real knowledge of the reason of all possible diseases.
The homeopath, while naturally being in the same shortage situation, he exploits a peculiar character of the homeopathy that permits him to find himself in an actual benefit condition: one of its basic principles is to imitate, strengthen and modulate, second the similarity law, the mechanisms put in place from the nature to cope with the most varied forms of diseases. In practice you need to be able to “read” correctly the reaction mechanisms, which are nothing but the symptoms present in the process of any pathological frame, to be able to choose an effective and suitable homeopathy remedy to the case.
The existence of great number of diseases declared incurable or incurable with classical medicine: the available molecules available from the official pharmacopoeia absolutely show unable to treat and cure the vast majority of the existing chronic diseases.
The homeopathy proves both conceptually and practically able to a good care the chronical diseases and it’s not an uncommon assist of final healing from incurable diagnosed diseases also through the laboratory exams.
The homeopathy doesn’t do miracles but it’s the body, although infrequently, it’s able of doing that: because the homeopathy remedy simply acts amplifying the healing capacity of the body and restoring the potential energies, wonder why it seems to be a miraculous healing? The diseases constantly depend on an imbalance energy, and our homeopathy intervention will significantly increase the self-healing capacity of body.
Those who feel the aggrieved dignity of the real doctor in hear say that the best way to do medicine maybe is to humbly imitate the defense mechanism of the body, they will be better to go re-read the gigantic tomes, even very recently, they describe the hundreds and hundreds of the existing diseases, observing the offered therapies: where it’s not expressively declared the in-curability, it’s almost constantly proposed the anti-inflammatory, the real breakdown of the medicine.
Particular incidence of behavioral type problem in animals forced to in captivity: the life conditions to which they must adapt the various animal species, they create inexorable assumption to the diseases development of psychic, psychosomatic, also physiologic type. While appreciating and respecting the commendable efforts of many zoos to reduce to the minimum the negative consequences coming from the eradication from the real natural environment of different animal species, they persist numerous fatality factors ( from difficult to respect the vital minimum space to overcrowding, from the difficulty to adjust to different climate from the original one, to the inevitable nostalgia of the original place) determining deep imbalances which open inevitably in the various diseases.
While the classical medicine has practically no means to cope with various behavioral problems type that happen with extreme frequency in the zoo (I don’t think it can be considered a valid mean, if it’s not in particular case, the use of the psych pharmacy), the homeopathy remedy, working at the internal body level which means also at the psyche level, it often proves to be very effective in the behavioral problems treatment. While acknowledging that many recognized causes of behavioral pathologies almost impossible to remove, it’s indisputable that a well-chosen homeopathic therapy is able to optimize, the adaptive response to a given problem, sometimes dramatically.
Difficulty to fully check the most part of the presented animals: the most effective visits are those realized in subjects’ health which by now greatly compromised. So very often with poor utility, or on anesthetized subjects or subjects treated with tranquilizers that are currently not perceiving many useful variations and spontaneous reactions for diagnoses purposes.
The homeopathic medicine very often can prevent the real difficulty, resorting to a careful attention, even from distance of a series of symptoms that absolutely turn out to be absolutely useless for a classical diagnosis, but useful to a range of homeopathic type: the aspect, the color, the consistency and the smell of excretes; the attitude and the position of the animal, his type of breath, the presence of barks, of salivation and secretions with their characteristics; swollen abdomen or less; the choice of the place where it lies during the sickness, the presence or the absence of hunger or thirst; exaggerate reactions of fear or on the contrary to indifference, the reactivity to the environmental temperature and to the weather; in a word any change from his usual behavior will provide very useful data to the research of the most effective remedy, avoiding all the problems coming from the animal restrain in many cases.
Difficulty of the therapy management: many of the most effective therapies exist in the market which only on injectable form often determining a practical impossibility to follow them. Consequently, it is often necessary to use the medicaments principles that are different from that optimal one, but which have “the gift” to present in orally. In addition, as part of the oral medications, you need to make additional selection because the flavor of many formulations is so unpleasant that makes it impossible to use even if mixed with food. Otherwise you have to resort it to daily “chases” for administer trial to the non-dangerous animals, the medicament is directly for os. This technique causes such shocks in some sick animals to be able to completely override the benefits of any treatment.
The homeopathic remedies are all available even in liquid or granules form, and their flavor doesn’t create difficulty to the administration in the liquid drinks or solid food. This is due to the fact that the basic substance of the homeopathic remedy is diluted and dynamised: in practice, the taste of remedy is exclusively determined from the sugar vehicle, watery or hydro-alcoholic that supports the energy and the therapeutic properties of the substance base.
The traditional treatments require daily injection or multi-daily medication, with the disavantages we have previously mentioned.
Some powers of the homeopathic remedies suitable especially in chronic diseases or behavior problems, they have a very prolonged action: often as a single dose is able to set in motion the healing processes of the animal. In other cases are normally enough repetitions of the remedy randomly every 7 to 60 days.
The traditional treatments often have very high cost that can put the fragile economy of the zoo in serious problem. One of the “defects” of the modern pharmacological research is that the resort always more often than synthetic molecules of laboratory: the cost of such molecules tends to rise steadily because of the inevitably high experimental costs.
One of the advantages of homeopathic treatments is in the very low cost of the therapeutic interventions: It’s not rare to succeed to heal the animals from chronic diseases using a single dose of a remedy with the cost of 8 / 9 thousand lira.
We absolutely don’t need to wonder or be skeptical of the opposite statement that a single dose of a homeopathic remedy can obtain as result the healing of a diseases which perhaps rooted since years in the body: this is made possible from the fact that the chronic diseases are caused by a permanent deficit of energy in the body. Such deficit leads to diseases, highlighting charged to the most sensitive organs. Just an “energy medicine” will be able to restore the body balance bringing back to the healing.
Since then the disease is the inevitable consequences of the body energy deficit, it’s materially impossible to obtain satisfying results directly on the targeted organs: such fact explains perfectly the temporariness of the traditional therapy results in the chronic diseases treatments.
Lack of objective knowledge on the toxicity of various traditional medicines against many animal species: we can’t deny that certain medications are more often directly “live tested” in sick animals without being able to predict correctly the effects. Any honest professional knows he can count on the real case studies. A certain number of animals died not because of the disease but because of the side effects of the administered drugs.
The homeopathic remedy, precisely for the dilution mechanism where we have just mentioned, they don’t possess any degree of toxicity: no homeopathic remedy can cause intoxication phenomenon. This obviously doesn’t mean that with the homeopathy is not likely to cause damages: the homeopathic remedy exerts its action to energetic level and its power, if not used with necessary caution and knowledge of the fact, can be a devastating and very serious point to cause aggravation, and in certain particular cases, even the death of subjects in therapy.
It’s moreover inevitable that the obtainable positive results have downside: a positive pole must have the its negative, and naturally the homeopathy can’t derogate from such principle.
Anyway there are rules and criteria specify that allow the homeopath to have a good control of the situation and to be able to measure the risk according to the needs and his own knowledge. The homeopathy can’t and doesn’t have to be applied with improvisation, and the right application can’t disregard from a deep and prolonged study of its basic theories.
Whoever talk ironically about “fresh water” simply shows of not having some knowledge of the material, and even compared to those colleagues who, throughout Europe also in other parts of the world, since almost 200 years they apply it with satisfaction in any type of farms. Beyond any practical demonstration, it finds it very difficult to imagine hundreds or thousands of animals that convince themselves to heal for a simple placebo effect, and even hundreds of farmers willing to be duped permanently.
Those who have doubts on this form of medicine try to study it seriously: it realizes that, if there is a form of medicine based on clear and clean principles, this is the real homeopathy and it realizes how much absurd is to find judgement according to the laws of chemistry.