When it comes to holistic medicine and treating canine cancer, how are we supposed to distinguish real benefits from empty promises?
In this free downloadable PDF paper, “
Homeopathy and Cancer: Real Benefits or Empty Promises?” scientific expert Dr. Narda G. Robinson, DO, DVM, MS, FAAMA, Director of the Colorado State University Center for Comparative and Integrative Pain Medicine, states:
“Currently no alternative therapies constitute proven, effective cures for cancer, although many natural products show promise.”
We aren’t vets here at Tripawds, but we find it hard to dispute the benefits of alternative therapies like homeopathy when it comes to cancer success stories like Tripawd Maggie, Eisen, Dilly, myself and others.
We’re not saying holistic cancer care is the only way to go, but it’s worth looking into and working with a knowledgeable practitioner to see if you can incorporate holistic care into your Tripawd’s cancer therapy (Dr. Demian Dressler, author of the Dog Cancer Survival Guide, calls this the Full Spectrum Cancer Care approach).
Download Dr. Robinson’s paper to get the facts about how homeopathy is “showing an increasing amount of evidence of benefit in palliating patients with cancer.” Then, share it with those who remain skeptical.
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3 thoughts on “Homeopathy and Dog Cancer: Fact or Fiction?”
Well…my boy Eisen is still going as strong as a 12 year old, 100 lb German Shepherd can be. He is 3.5 years post diagnosis/amputation without chemo. I have struggled with the cost of the remedies lately and wondered if they are just a placebo or actually keeping the cancer cells at bay after all this time. What is came down to is this for me: If I stopped the remedies and his cancer came back or passed away shortly after, would I blame myself for his death due to the cost of the remedies? The answer is an easy YES. There would be way too many “would’ve, should’ve, could’ve (s)”. So, if you love your furever family member…ask yourself the hard questions when they come up and act upon your answers….no matter how “illogical” they seem or if they are contrary to other’s advice. God Bless! Stacey….Eisen’s mama.
There is a difference between HOLISTIC and HOMEOPATHIC care/treatments.
Currently, there is little scientific evidence that HOMEOPATHY is effective. There have been mixed results from clinical studies of homeopathy, but a clear trend when all the evidence is reviewed — the better designed the study the less likely there is to be any effect, and the best designed studies are negative. Homeopathy, it turns out, is no more effective than placebo (an inactive treatment).
HOLISTIC care may include treatments which have been proven effective for certain conditions, such as using the Chinese herb Yunnan Baiyao to help prevent bleeding or to stop it.
Thank you Annie, your explanation is needed for this post. The two terms have been used interchangeably for many years by laypeople. Only recently are we learning the differences between the two.
As for the efficacy of homeopathy, I’ve read the many debates about it and the AVMA’s current stance on homeopathy. Placebo or not, I’m just happy when someone’s animal is feeling better when their human decides to explore it.