I am still on the road heading south from Eugene
Oregon. The AHVMA Annual veterinary conference was the best
ever. I gave three lectures and they were all received with
opened minds and no tomatoes were thrown at me. That is
always a good sign ;O)
Dr. Billinghurst gave a very interesting lecture
and I was able to share a few thought with him about what
we have been doing up here for the past 20 years. He was
very open to what I had to say. Dr. Chis Day from England
gave an excellent presentation on Homeopathy and blending
it with Traditional Chinese Medicine, something I have been
doing for the past 20 years. He shared with me the fact
that he has less freedom in his country than I do in the
Colonies. Sad but true;O(.Makes me appreciate what we have
and need to protect. There were many other fine lectures,
including me :O) We all had a great time and shared many
stories. You can get audio tapes of all the lectures through
the AHVMA online
and books written by many of the speakers. Use this resource
to help promote alternative veterinary medicine.
We are taking our time getting
home after a busy week of conferences, so I can be bright
and bushy tailed when I see my animal buddies.
As you are all aware I have been
using more and more Gemmotherapy in my practice over the
past year. I want to continue to inform you of what I have
observed. I am going to share a few of the remedies with
you in this news letter, so you can do some research of
your own and learn more about their potential applications.
page. This is a good page to start with.
The first one I am going to talk about
is Rowan Tree. This is an excellent drainer for the head
and neck areas. Excellent for chronic ear/nose/throat conditions
or any problems that are effecting this part of the body.
I have used it for ringing in the ears, sinus conditions,
ear infections, lymphoma, nose and eye discharges. I dose
at 1 to 5 drops orally twice per day. If you have a chronic
condition with a great deal of pathology, I would recommend
diluting one drop in a cup of water and giving one dropper
of this dilution once per day. If there is any worsening
of the condition, stop and wait until the animal is doing
better ant then resume. You continue this until there is
no plus or minus effect and then go to 1 drop in 1/2 cup
and do the same until you can give a full drop straight.
you will continue increasing by one drop until you reach
5 drops with no plus or minus in the case and then reavaluate.
This process may take months to detox the patient. Slow
is Smooth, Smooth is Fast!
The second Gemmotherapy I have most interesting
is Rye Grain. This particular Gemmo is excellent draining
the liver and the skin. Great for chronic skin conditions.
The only problem is that it will push some of the toxins
out through the epidermis. This will appear as a negative
effect instead of a healing phase of the animals attempt
to cure itself. I recommend 1 to 5 drops one to two times
per day as long as you do not see aggravation. If this should
happen, do the same that I described for the Rowan Tree
above. Chronic cases should use the dilution instructions
I outlined above from the very beginning. You may also see
a great deal of stiffness, which the toxins leaving the
joints, which are ruled by the liver you are detoxing. Go
slow and alert the client that this may happen and how to
handle it. This is a good sign as long as you go slow and
look for increase improvement in the well being of the animal.
If there is no improvement in the well being of the animal
using the protocol I just gave, you have the wrong Gemmotherapy
and need to revaluate your patient.
The third Gemmotherapy I use routinely
is Common Juniper. This is one of the most powerful liver
detoxing agents I have run across in over 20 years of practice.
I have had patients whose lab work looks great after I have
helped them detox their livers. As soon as I put them on
the Common Juniper they start discharging almost immediately
from either skin, ears, eyes, nose or gastrointestinal.
I use the same protocols as above but I only give it a night
before bedtime to come closer to the 11PM to 3AM window
when the liver/galbladder need support. Prepare the client
for a possible healing event and make sure they stop so
the animal can eliminate the toxins released by the first
dose before you repeat the second, third,etc. This is an
excellent remedy for chronic eye discharges, since the eyes
are the windows to the liver in TCM.
While I was at the conference I
had a young veterinary student approach me and tell me she
had a story to share with me. She had gotten hold of some
of my writings on colostrum and was waiting to meet
me at the conference before using it. She was presented
with some orphan kittens who were exhibiting fading kitten
syndrome and dying. She remembered what I had said about
the bovine colostrum and decided she had use it or loose
the kittens. With in a few days the kittens were doing great
and taking a bottle with milk replacement and colostrum
mixed into their formula. They were now six weeks old and
doing great. The fact that Bovine
colostrum is a universal donor to all mammals for colostrum
replacement, makes it perfect for helping any mammal's (I
have used it on birds also) immune or digestive systems.
The kittens will take the colostrum right out of a bowl
in the dry form because they like it so much. Unfortunately
that enthusiasm is not shared by all cats but is by 99%
of Canines. Cats are about 75% tolerant of colostrum either
free choice or in their food. The other 25% will tell you
to take a hike or the will give you the cold shoulder for
life if you continue to try and make them eat it in their
diet. The only exception is a critically ill feline where
you can gavage them with a mixture of colostrum and water
to help jump start their digestive and immune systems to
get them strong enough to respond to your other modalities.
What made me the happiest about
my colostrum lecture is the fact that I finally got to dispel
the flat earth theory that colostrum is of no use after
48 hours after birth. I must have said that a dozen times
in my lecture, so everyone would start thinking in round
earth medicine paradigm. After giving many examples and
observations on my part the audience was very comfortable
with this new concept and were willing to give it a go.
That is all I ever wanted was for them to get out of the
48 hours mind set and at least try it. I also had two fellow
veterinarian who had been quiet ill thank me for educating
them on colostrum a few years ago because it saved their
lives like it had done for me.
Since I am on vacation at this
moment, I am going to make this letter short and add just
one more story and call it a night.
Before I left for the conference
I had a patient of mine named Mr. J who was ADD to the point
that his owner could hardly retrain him if he was excited
by a sudden movent or site of another dog. He was very friendly
but with his strength, he nearly pulled MS. J's arms out
of their sockets when he would bolt.
He had improved over the
past few months I had been working with him but he was still
a real handful. On this particular afternoon, I got a chance
to see exactly what she had been telling me about. As we
were sitting in my front office which is my front porch
with two Coleman camp chairs, a neighbor went by walking
her small dog. Mr. J went from laying down in front of us
to bolting straight up and nearly pulling his caregiver
out of her chair. It took all she had to contain him. He
was wild with excitement and wanted rush into the street
and greet this dog, who would have had a heart attach if
this 50 pound Ausie came rushing up to her not to mention
the poor neighbor.
After he she passed and he
settled down, I had a chance to make some observations which
led me to his next homeopathic prescription. I gave him
a dose of Phos CM which is excellent remedy for Rabies miasm
when all of his symptoms fit the remedy, which look much
like this ADD picture I have been describing. It had only
been a half hour before the neighbor came back by my house
with a worried look in her eyes. This time he stood up,
did not pull at all but was in a stay position and barked
but stopped when his caregiver gave him a stop command.
We both looked at each other in disbelief. Not only did
he react more normally but he was 100% calmer.
I have seen this
many times before but every time I see it I am amazed at
how effect a correctly selected remedy can be. He was also
on an Essential
Oil blend called Peace and Calming and the Billinghurst
BARF diet. Unfortunately these had not been enough by themselves
to clear the Rabies Miasm that was the deeper chronic disease
state that was blocking the healing effects of these supplements.
I also have him on Lime tree a gemmotherapy for detoxing,
regenerating and calming the nervous system. I will keep
you posted on his progress next month. I will also bring
you up to date on Opie and Alida's progress. Please keep
them all in your prayers.
"It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far
more than our abilities."
- Harry Potter.
I hope you all enjoyed the read and will pay it forward.
Thank you all for listening and caring.
Dr Stephen Blake