Healing Methods

This section contains 4 articles on healing methods for your cats - one each on flower essences and herbs, and two on homeopathy with 3 on what not to do - vaccinations, use of essential oils (a big no-no), and other stuff bad for cats.

Some herbs for cats, excerpted from the article "Top Ten Herbs For Cats", by Gregory L. Tilford and Mary Wulff-Tilford. From Natural Cat, Fancy Publications, 1999. )

Read more: Herbs for Cats

First things first - while homeopathy comes under the umbrella term "holistic", anything holistic is not homeopathic. Homeopathy is quite unique and decidedly different from herbal medicine or flower essences.

Read more: Primer on Homeopathy

In modern medicine, symptoms are seen as the enemy, as the disease itself. Homeopathy, in contrast, recognizes that symptoms are merely the evidence, the manifestations or signposts, of the disease. While medicine seeks to destroy the symptoms, homeopathy challenges the underlying disease.

Read more: Review of suppression, palliation, and cure - Homeopathy

Things to be careful about e.g. alcohol in tinctures, and details on which herbs are unsafe. Also information on which herbs are okay to use.

In some cases it's best to avoid certain things altogether e.g. preservatives, additives, essential oils, and vaccinations. Hope these 3 articles help you navigate this minefield.

Whether you're new to gentle healing modalities or an old-hand at it, hope you find these 4 articles on homeopathy, herbs, and flower essences helpful enough to incorporate.