We all want the best care available for our animals. However, some of us worry about the chemicals contained in traditional human medicine, which are also used for animals as well. What is the solution? Well, there are equine naturopathic practitioners out there, and even though some of us may think we are not be able to afford this, natural medicine is by far the better solution for long-term care that heals without harming – without chemicals and by building the immune system.
What exactly is animal naturopathy? Just like human naturopathy, the purpose is to let nature do its job while trying to assist the natural functions of the body as best as possible. Mother Nature has given us a scope of healing devices, ready to be used, that traditional medicine has a tendency of interfering with when it comes time to heal.
So, what does a naturopath use? Natural herbs, exercise, and water are three of the most important ways of healing. Relieving stress through massages and aromatherapy help as well, and there are other alternatives. The purpose is to help bring the body back to a natural balance since quite a lot of diseases stem from an imbalance in the body’s natural chemicals.
As for training, there is a school that offers online classes. There is such a thing as veterinary naturopaths, but there are very few. Most of those that attend to animals are Animal Naturopaths that assist but do not diagnose, like a vet would. And, keep in mind that a medical veterinary is still the only one to do the regular scientific part of the job, such as perform surgeries. They use modern, high tech equipment and learn how to prescribe drugs.
Animal naturopaths learn how about the anatomy and physiology of the animal as well, but instead of traditional medicine, they offer natural remedies that help strengthen and boost the immune system and balance the hormones to naturally ward off disease. It is very often successful on its own, or many use it as a complement to the medication received from a vet. One does need to verify with both the naturopath and the vet to ensure the products don’t end up harming the animal by creating a chemical reaction, but otherwise, it is recommended.
Also, this form of care is also preventive. This is where it is much more beneficial than traditional medicine. Vets will only heal symptoms and perform surgeries when required. A vet can talk to you about the best approach to prevent any possible illnesses that your animal may have. It is always safe if you tell the naturopath about your animal’s diet and any medication it may be taking. Using nature’s laws and remedies to avoid diseases is the best way to go. There is an expression in French that goes: “Vaut mieux prévenir que guérir”, which means that preventing something is better than having to heal it.
If you wish to become an animal naturopath, this course is offered online and is recognised across the US and they offer one specialised in equine health. Click here to find out more.
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