Thursday, December 6, 2007

Neoplasene: the Future

Research is ongoing with Neoplasene, and the protocols and treatment methods are constantly changing. The effects of bloodroot’s active ingredients have not been researched aggressively, because most pharmaceutical companies will not spend money on something that they may not be able to patent, such as a plant. However, there is an astounding study on the effects of bloodroot on cancer from the medical school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, done in 2000. This study was done in vitro with prostate cancer cells and skin cancer cells. The results were so clearly impressive the researchers remarked, “We suggest that sanguinarine could be developed as an anticancer drug.” The clinical case histories from veterinary hospitals throughout the U.S. are now accumulating, and are adding to the profound data of this very promising drug.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Homeopathic Emergency Kits

Over 80% of all of our appointments are by phone. This is possible because our clients have learned to be observant, take good notes, and are willing to be our partners in maintaining their pets' health. We ship out any appropriate remedies immediately after a telephone consultation, and we work with local, conventional veterinarians to provide services that cannot be offered over the phone.

Many of our longstanding clients find that this relationship is supported by keeping an emergency homeopathic kit at home. We offer one here that includes fifty remedies that we often prescribe. If a client places an emergency call, more often than not the appropriate remedy for the problem is at hand, which prevents the need to go to an emergency clinic for treatment.

These kits are also money-savers for our clients. After only six remedies are given the kits pay for themselves, and they can be used hundreds of times. We don't offer them as a way to make money, we offer them as a way to save animal lives and our clients' wallets.

There are certainly other kits available on the market, and as long as they are used with a homeopathic professional's guidance, they are all a good value. Here's some of the details on the one we offer to our clients:

All remedies are in a 200C strength. Included are arnica, arsenicum, cocculus, drosera, ignatia, lachesis, lycopodium, nux vomica, phosphorus, and rhus tox, among many others. Like all homeopathic remedies, as long as they are kept away from strong sources of heat, light, and electromagnetic radiation, they have an indefinite shelf life.

Treating with Neoplasene

As I've mentioned in prior posts about how I treat cancer in your pets, the new drug Neoplasene is an amazing addition to my arsenal of homeopathic remedies. I always tell clients that they are critical to my patients' care, for several reasons.

The treatment can be felt. There may be a mild, immediate burn or itch. Cancerous tissue will swell and feel sore once the reaction begins, as the immune system is kickstarted and must process the dying cancer cells. The immune system works through the production of inflammation. This is a natural and very effective process that the body uses to heal most any problem. Often, with surface tumors, there is a reddened ring of healthy skin visible around a thin, grey ring of macerated, or softened, dead tissue which rims the tumor. Additionally, the entire surface of the tumor will likely become grey and macerated as it approaches sloughing. The dying cancer tissue is being rejected by the body.

Good wound management is critical. With this loss of the diseased tissue, there will be an open wound which must be well managed for successful treatment. It must be kept moist with an appropriate wound salve. It is important not to allow a hard scab to form. Be aware that scarring may very well occur as the body works to heal the wound left behind by the vacated tumor. In two to ten days the dead tissue will slough off. If this takes more than five days, there is probably living tumor present, and continued application is called for. The shedding of dying tissue should not be forced. It must be allowed to fall off naturally. Forced removal will often create bleeding and leave bits of surviving tumor behind. Licking, rubbing, chewing and scratching must be prevented, as mentioned above. And, it must be left to heal as an open wound. In our modern medical culture it is not very common to allow large wounds to heal in an open manner. The common urge is to suture the wound closed. Nice, neat, clean. However, it is best not to do so. Continued sloughing and drainage of discharge must be allowed to occur without interference.

Rarely, cancer may reappear long after the treatment series with Neoplasene has ended. This can happen because not all of the diseased tissue was destroyed, or because the conditions that caused the cancer in the first place still exist and can recreate it from scratch. The good news is that there is no evidence of development of resistance by surviving cancer cells.

There's more to say about Neoplasene, but I'll save that for my next post.