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  1. #1
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    Default Homeopathic favorites?

    I have an interest in homeopathic and aromatherapy treatment for horses...not as a complete alternative to Western medicine, but an option to use when it's warranted.

    If you use natural remedies, what's your favorite and for what ailment?



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    Arnica (both pellets and gel/cream) for bruises, soreness, strains, trauma is really helpful and reduces discomfort immediately. I use it on people and animals both.



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    Traumeel for any sort of trauma. Seemed to help my horse's knee heal after he did a rotational fall out of the arena window (Arab + grain bag = bad idea). Also had Bachs Flower Essences help with a nervous mare.



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    Diet Dr. Pepper (contains as many molecules of arnica, nux vomica, or any other homeopathic substance as a de facto homeopathic remedy, AND caffeine!)
    Click here before you buy.



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    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    Diet Dr. Pepper (contains as many molecules of arnica, nux vomica, or any other homeopathic substance as a de facto homeopathic remedy, AND caffeine!)
    Really??? Are you just pulling our legs? Seriously????

    Wow...Diet Dr. Pepper....



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    Quote Originally Posted by deltawave View Post
    Diet Dr. Pepper (contains as many molecules of arnica, nux vomica, or any other homeopathic substance as a de facto homeopathic remedy, AND caffeine!)
    I love me some deltawave.
    "smile a lot can let us ride happy,it is good thing"

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    Quote Originally Posted by caffeinated View Post
    I love me some deltawave.
    Agreed! I seriously DID LOL at that!

    Who knew that I was actually healing my torn ACL when I spilled my drink in my lap?!



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    Arnica or Traumeel for strains, pulls, bruises and overexertion.

    Silica for splinters and other embedded foreign things! Abcesses too. (had a yearling with an embedded wood splinter in his neck, over his jugular....I was NOT trusting our local vet to cut it out....I used Silica and on day #2 it was hot and swollen and I just touched the area and the splinter SHOT out!)

    Hypericum Perforatum to help with nerve regrowth and rehab...used successfully on the healing of damaged facial nerves on a retiree gelding. Not sure how he did it, but damaged his trigeminal nerves and the left side of his face from mid-cheek down was limp one day! No improvement for weeks, started the hp and within a couple days I noted small twitches and in less than two weeks he was able to hold food in his mouth again. The old guy has made a 98% recovery since then.
    Horses don't lie.



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    As a clean athlete our daughter uses Traumeel - but it does not do much.

    Rescue Remedy (Bach flowers) worked for me when I had a dog bite and became nauseous, could not eat and shakey. We were just sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner. Instant relief, so I believe in it. A lot of people are naysayers tho.



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    I use bach flowers for myself on show days where my head is running a mile a minute, and I use it when training previously abused/neglected horses. AMAZING STUFF!

    lemongrass oil is great to add for soft tissue injuries. I throw a little in with DMSO and suspensory injury begone! Used it on my really bad sprain that was so painful I went into shock. Seriously, it helps and it smells amazing.
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    This is great! Thank u for all of your replies! My horse gets a little of Bach's Rescue Remedy in one of his water buckets...and I think he prefers it to his regular water cause it's always the first one empty. I do think it helped ease him into the new barn.

    His former trainer liked to use lavender oil on inflamed muscles. I saw a swollen stifle go down in size greatly from it. Or, it could have just been the daily massage of the area. In any case, it smelled great

    Dr.Pepper...hmmm. I know for a fact that it works like coffee for me, as far as getting regular, if you know as what I mean. Ha. Must be the prunes in it -- no joke.



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    Prunes? Ewww. TMI. I don't really want to know what the 23 flavors are, or whatever they say about it.

    Remember there is a vast and gigantic difference between a homeopathic remedy and an herbal one!
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