Dr. Turenne is very excited to be able to offer homeopathic medicine for her patients. She is proud to have been one of the 1st graduating students from the Veterinary Homeopathy Institute. She completed over 150 hours of classroom and clinical requirements to achieve this goal.

Homeopathy can be used for almost any acute or chronic ailment in our very youngest to our very oldest pets.  It is a gentle modality which allows the body to heal itself.

Homeopathy: Like Cures Like

Homeopathy is a valuable form of medicine that is based on the premise of similia similibus curentur, which means let likes be cured by likes.

The homeopathic approach to sickness is based on the premise of similia similibus, or ‘similar suffering’. This method of healing is based on the understanding that no two similar diseases can exist within one patient at the same time. Thus, any medicine that can produce observable symptoms in a healthy patient will remove similar symptoms occurring as an expression of disease in the ill patient. In health, the vital force – like Chi in traditional Chinese medicine – is the energy that maintains life and homeostasis in the individual. In illness, the vital force becomes imbalanced, and symptoms are created during the vital force’s attempt to return to normal function. It is the role of the homeopathic prescriber to identify the most characteristic symptoms of the patient’s illness to identify a matching homeopathic medicine (a.k.a. remedy) which stimulates the vital force to heal itself.

Homeopathy is a natural pharmaceutical system that uses micro-doses of substances from plants, animals and minerals to arouse a natural healing response in the sick patient. The homeopathic medicine, which is a stronger, yet identical match to the illness takes hold of the vital force and displaces the illness. Within a short time, the effect of the homeopathic medicine wears off, leaving the patient healthy again.

Classical homeopaths are trained to be very scientific in their prescriptions, and only utilize one homeopathic medicine at a time so that the pure effects of the medicine can be known. A classical homeopath selects each medicine with similar properties to best match the current symptom pattern of an individual patient, rather than a given symptom in isolation. Simply stated, homeopaths select the single homeopathic remedy that best matches the symptoms of illness in a patient to stimulate a healing response in the body and a resultant return to health.

Homeopathy respects the ability of the body to heal, addressing the underlying cause of the symptoms of illness, leaving the patient stronger and healthier after treatment.