Answered by Dr. Christina Chambreau
Well, cancer is definitely a serious concern for a lot of people, and they’re looking for multiple different treatments. Often cats with cancer are weak, have lethargy, don’t want to eat, or are losing weight. When you go to the veterinarian, they may suggest treatments such as surgery, drugs, chemotherapeutic agents, or radiation. More people want to try a holistic approach, so they reach out and ask about homeopathy. Well, first off, let me be clear, cannabis oil is not a homeopathic medicine. We will talk in another video about cannabis oil being used as a treatment for cancer.
But in this one, I want to clarify what homeopathy is. Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like”. Medicines that have been used, herbs, body substances, minerals, have been tested in humans to produce symptoms. These symptoms are carefully recorded. When a cat is sick with cancer, if they’re going to use homeopathic treatment, all of the symptoms of the cat are carefully recorded, and then books are used to find medicines that, when tested, produce the same symptoms that your cat is showing right now. Symptoms such as maybe wanting to hide or being a little scared or feeling good at 2 o’clock in the morning and running around but being tired in the afternoon. These individual characteristics are how we determine homeopathic medicines. So yes, homeopathy can be used to treat cats with cancer, but cannabis oil is not homeopathy.
This is Dr. Christina Chambreau, licensed veterinarian, faculty with HolisticActions!
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Christina Chambreau, DVM, is an internationally known homeopathic veterinarian and associate editor of the Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, she’s written several books on animal healthcare.
After opening her own homeopathy veterinary practice in 1983, she founded the Academy Of Veterinary Homeopathy and was on the faculty of the National Center for Homeopathy Summer School for ten years.
Dr. Christina is also an integrative medicine adjunct faculty liaison for the Maryland Veterinary Technician Program and lectures on a wide array of topics including integrating holistic options into veterinary practices, as well as guidance on how to choose the best approaches to heal animals and sustainability.