I recommend you have your veterinarian read the information I have provided and then call Boiron at 1-800-258-8823. Ask a Boiron Representative to set up an account to order for their practice and to guide you in the care of your animals health.
You can hear Dr. Blake speak on a radio show he did in August of this year on alternative medicine and the use of Gemmotherapy in Horses by going to http://www.naturalhorsetalk.com/recentshows.html and clicking Holistic Animal Care and Gemmotherapy with Dr. Stephen Blake, DVM. 8-8-05.
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June 6, 2011
Just want to say thanks for you gemmo protocol for Aural Hematomas. I can’t even tell you how many different treatments I have tried in the past 22 years that ended with some type of permanently scarred ear. Had a German Shep come in about a month ago with one. So I put him on your recommended gemmos. Saw him again a few days ago and ear is healing nicely. Not completely gone, but about 80% improved, and no signs that he will be left with scar tissue. Put a huge smile on my face !
Dr. Susan, DVM
What is Gemmotherapy?
Gemmotherapy is a drainage system developed in Europe over 30 years ago. Preliminary research on using plant buds therapeutically was started by Dr. Pol Henry of Belgium in the 1950s. Max Tetau, MD, after extensive clinical research on immature plant materials, introduced the therapeutic technique known as Gemmotherapy in 1971.
The buds or young shoots of the immature plants are macerated and extracted with glycerin for 21 days then made into a1X potency. These extracts are high in growth factors, which contain the phyto-hormones, auxins and gibberellins. These active ingredients are presents in the buds, but begin to disappear as the plant matures. Auxins have a fetal hormonal action, which is found only in the buds of plants. Gibberellins stimulate RNA and protein synthesis. They are also only present in the buds and not in the whole plant. Researchers have found that by utilizing this process releases the greatest amount of healing potential from the plants.
There are 60 plants utilized in the system of Gemmotherapy I use from Boiron. Each of these plant extracts has very specific actions on any living organism.
The main principle behind Gemmotherapy is drainage and detoxification of the organism at its cellular level. By accomplishing this process, only then can the body truly heal itself. Drainage in our patients have changed since the times of Hahnemann, Kent or Hering’s times Hormones, vaccinations, drugs and petrochemicals are rampant in our society as compared to Hahnemann, Kent and Hering’s time. The toxins that are a product of our environment and our own metabolic processes can block replication of cells. Without these cell replications, we have organ failure, which is the disease process we see in our practices.
Dr. Max Tetau states: “When an emunctory of the organism, that is an excretory system such as the kidneys, the liver, etc., is inadequate or blocked, when a glandular or tissulary system is deficient, when a well individualized treatment conforming to the simillimum of the patient does not give the hopeful results, but on the contrary presents aggravations or the appearance of new troubles, it is necessary to stimulate the organs of elimination by means of medications whose organic tropism or physiological affinities are known… page 41.
How does Dr. Blake use Gemmotherapy for his patients?
I have utilized classical homeopathy, acupuncture, glandular therapy, nutrition, aromatherapy and Bach flowers for nearly 20 years. Many times the cases were not progressing and no matter what I tried, there was a factor none of my modalities could remedy. It wasn’t until I discovered Gemmotherapy that I was able to help these other wise incurables. By no means am I suggesting this system is a cure all because there is no such animal that I have discovered in 30 years of looking. I am sharing with you another tool that can complement any modality you are presently utilizing including conventional modalities of surgery and pharmaceuticals.
After evaluating each patient individually and assessing where their toxic state is present, I select one to eight Gemmotherapies and have them administer them 1 to 4 times per day depending on their particular needs and responses to treatment.
The beauty of this system is you can start them on this program along with your other programs and get a complementary effect. The chronic debilitated cases should be started out slowly and make sure you inform your client of the potential healing phases, which simply put means worsening of the case before they get better. I have found that by dosing between 1 and 5 drops 1 t 2 times per day will prevent this. If you have an ultra sensitive patient, I would suggest mixing one drop in a half cup spring water and giving one drop of this mixture once until you are comfortable with the reaction. I then reduce the amount of water and gradually increase the dose of the remedy until I reach 5 drop per day with no adverse reaction. At this point if there are no more symptoms of the original disease state, I have them stop and go to a maintenance dose of 5 drops three days out of the month as a preventive aspect of the program.
Which Gemmotherapies does Dr. Blake use in his practice?
For any spinal related disease, I recommend Pinus Montana Buds (Pine): at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day. This will strengthen and Detox the spine and any small joint related problems.
For any joint related problems, I.E., hip dysplasia, anterior cruciate ruptures, sprains/strains, degenerative arthritis, cartilage damage, etc. I recommend Ampelopsis Weitchii Buds (Wild Woodvine): at a same dose as the Mountain pine.
For liver related problems, I recommend Juniperus Communis Young Shoots (Juniper): . Young shoots of juniper are active in marked hepatic insufficiency with markedly disturbed laboratory tests. Juniper is the medication for the very deficient liver in the phase of decompensation: jaundice, various types of cirrhosis etc. I recommend a dose of 1 to 5 drops once per day for 6 weeks and then three days per month thereafter for prevention. If I have a chronic hepatitis I continue them until all symptoms are abated and then go to the 3 days per month prevention program.
For any neurological diseases, I recommend Tilia tomentosa:)(Lime tree at a dose of 1 t 5 drop 1 t 4 times per day as needed. I have utilized this many times in behavior conditions and found it to be very effective in calming the nervous system so that the animal can act instead of react. This will complement any form of seizure therapy programs.
For cardiac related disease I recommend Crataegus Oxyacantha Buds (Hawthorne) Excellent regulator of cardiac movement, which is slow. Increases myocardial tone, in particular in the left side of the heart. Has a sedative effect on all pericardial pain. Indicated in cardiac insufficiency and associated symptoms, cardiac spasms, tachycardias and arrhythmia’s as well as in pericardial pain. I dose at 1 to 5 drops bid depending on the need of the patient. I have been able to get cardiac patients off all medications utilizing this particular Gemmotherapy.
All allergy conditions will benefit from the use of Ribes Nigrum Buds (Blackcurrant): and Cecale cereale (Rye Grain) I give Black Currant at a dose of 1 to 5 drops one to four times per day as needed for itching or scratching. It helps support the adrenal glands and has an anti-inflammatory properties. I also use this topically on areas of inflammation on the skin. Rye Grain is used for any chronic skin conditions to help detox the skin and liver of patients with chronic dermatitis conditions.
All Gastrointestinal related disease will be helped by the use of Ficus Carica Buds (Fig). I use it at a dose of 1 to 5 drops one to four times per day as needed for diarrhea or vomiting. I have them give it Fig Tree at feeding time or in food to detox and strengthening the intestinal system.
For Diabetes I recommend the use of Juglans regia (Euopean Walnut) at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day to help balance the blood sugars.
For any ear, nose and throat conditions, I recommend the use of Rowan Tree at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day until the condition is resolved.
For any Nasal conditions I use Rosa canina (Briar Rose) at a dose of 1 to 5 drops one to four times per day as needed for sneezing, nasal congestion or discharge. It detoxes the mucus membranes of the nasal passages and sinuses.
For weakness of limbs, urinary or fecal incontinence, prostatis and or lethargy I have found Sequoia Gigantea Buds (Sequoia): to be excellent for treating these conditions. I dose at 1 to 5 drops one to four times per day as needed.
Hypo or Hyperthyroidism is helped by the use of Cornus Sanguinea (Bloodtwig Dogberry)at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day. This particular gemmotherapy helps to detox and strengthen the thyroid gland.
Vaccinum vitus (Wine Berry) is excellent for helping to balancing hormones. I found this to be excellent in spayed animals where they have gained weight after surgery. In these case in spite of dieting, the still gain weight. I dose them at 1 to 5 drops of Wine Berry twice per day until they are stable and then as needed to maintain their metabolism. I have found that this particular gemmotherapy can brings back the youth of the animal before it was spayed. I use this with Black Currant and Giant Redwood as a general tonic for my older make and female patients.
Quercus Pedonculata (European oak) is excellent for restoring vitality to male animals. I use this at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day. I normally use this in combination with Black Currant and Giant Redwood for my older patients to help build up the puppy in them.
Carpinus Betulus Buds (Hornbeam): Active in the rhinopharynx and trachea, ensuring healing of damage mucosal surfaces and relieving spasm. Indicated for spasmodic and chronic rhinopharyngitis, tracheitis and tracheo-bronchitis. Is antitussive. I use this at a dose of 1 to 5 drops one to four times as needed for coughing. I also use Vibrum Lantana (Lithy Tree) for any respiratory disease at the same dose as the Hornbeam.
Tamaris Gallica Buds (Tamarisk): Active on the red cell series, stimulating erythrocyte formation. Indicated in hypochromic anaemia. I use this at a dose of 1 to 5 drops twice per day until anaemia is corrected and then as needed thereafter.
Rosmarinus Officinalis Buds (Rosemary): Action particularly specifically orientated towards the gall bladder. An excellent anti-spasmodic which regularises gall bladder motility. Indicated in minor hepatic insufficiency, biliary dyskinesia with hyper- or hypotonia, biliary colic and chronic cholecystitis. I dose at 1 to 5 drops twice per day until condition is resolved and then once weekly thereafter.
Vitis Vinifera Buds (Grape vine): Indicated in very painful deforming rheumatism and in arthritis affecting the small joints. I recommend 1 to 5 drops one to four times per day as needed for arthritic pain.
Fagus Sylvatica Buds (Beech): Stimulates renal function and urine output. Indicated in renal lithiasis, renal insufficiency and in obesity due to water retention. 1 to 5 drops twice per day until condition is resolved and then as needed thereafter.
Rubus Idaeus Buds (Raspberry cane): Has an inhibiting effect on the anterior lobe of the pituitary and in particular regularises ovarian secretion. Indicated in syndromes with hyperfolliculinism and in dysmenorrhoea. I dose at 1 to 5 drops twice per day until the female problems are resolved and then weekly thereafter as a maintenance.
There are many more of these phytotherapies that you can learn about. These are products that are only sold through health professionals, as they should be. You need to monitor your patients and understand what the remedies are doing so you can adjust your treatment accordingly.