Frequently Asked Questions
What is the difference between BACH flower remedies
BACH flower remedies are only made from flowers and there are
a few dozen of them. HOMEOPATHIC remedies are made from
plants, animals and minerals and there are over five thousand
different Homeopathic remedies. BACH flower ONLY addresses
the mental and emotional state of the horse. HOMEOPATHY
addresses ALL levels of the horse on a "Holistic" approach: Mental,
Emotional, and Physical. Even though Bach remedies have
a place in natural medicine they are best known for assisting
is stressful situations. Homeopathy addresses ALL levels
of healing for a complete history of Holistic Health.
What is the difference between HOMEOPATHIC remedies and
VITAMINS and HERBS?
HERBS and VITAMINS are not always safe for Animals, children
or during pregnancy. Dosages and quantities need to be closely
monitored by a professional. HOMEOPATHIC remedies are :
non toxic, no known side effects, work on the energetic level
instead of chemical level in body. Although VITAMINS and
HERBS have there place in natural health, they are best known
for assisting in a "general" physical health regiment. HERBS
and VITAMINS enter the body on a CHEMICAL level and HOMEOPATHY
enters the body on a energetic level. HOMEOPATHY addresses
ALL levels of Holistic health: Physical, Mental and Emotional
for complete holistic health.
How are HOMEOPATHIC remedies MADE?
Homeopathic remedies are MADE from the elements found
in nature --mineral, animal, and plant extracts are the base
of these natural remedies which are then DILUTED through
altering the degree of concentration to avoid creating side effects
that can be disagreeable. There is a very distinct process for
making homeopathic remedies.
When making a homeopathic remedy which is of plant or animal
nature the extract--which is a soluble substances--is dissolved
in a mixture of alcohol and water (approximately ninety percent
pure alcohol and ten percent distilled water (the ratio can vary).
Then this mixture is SHAKEN and then is press strained once
it has cured. This yields a remedy referred to as a "MOTHER
TINCTURE." The mother tincture is diluted to produce
different remedy potencies. By SHAKING the tincture
the MOLECULES break down to be less than one percent of
the original substance. Thus making a ENERGETIC MEDICINE
instead of a chemical medicine.
Why do you use 30C POTENCY in your KIT?
A 30C POTENCY is a good FIRST AID POTENCY. There are
higher potency's available such as 100C. A 30C potency
(if the right match), will be able to respond well to a first
aid situation. Sometimes higher potencies like 100C might
cause the horses immune system (Vital Force) to be "forced" to
perform. Thus possibly creating an aggravation. We
want to be POWERFUL YET GENTLE in boosting the horses immune
HOW LONG should I give my horse FIRST AID remedy?
During a FIRST AID situation, a remedy is usually given often
to match the immediate needed response. For example the
remedy may be given every FIFTEEN MINUTES. During a FIRST
AID situation - when you see IMPROVEMENT you can give the remedy LESS
FREQUENT and eventually WAIT. Most often, if the right
Homeopathic remedy was chosen, you can wait after ten doses.
If you have a CHRONIC situation, set up a CONSULT with Kristina to go over your horses full health history.
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Can I give my horse MORE THAN ONE REMEDY AT A TIME?
Yes! You may want to ALTERNATE remedies during a FIRST
AID situation. For example you have a horse that is in
shock and in pain. Choose one remedy that best matches each
symptom and ALTERNATE with them to address more that one thing
at a time if needed.
How do I ADMINISTER the Homeopathic Remedy?
During a FIRST AID situation the best way to give your horse
a remedy is directly in the mouth. Give ONE DROP of
the remedy in the MOUTH so it will hit the mucous membrane
for fast delivery. There are other ways to administer a
Homeopathic remedy such as in the horse's water or let them sniff
the remedy. For immediate delivery, giving a horse a remedy
in the mouth is the first choice. You don't have to be
picky - just squirt a large drop in the horses mouth.
What is considered a DOSE?
A DOSE would be considered one LARGE DROP. About half
of the glass dropper amount or five small drops. (we carry small
glass dropper bottles for your convenience)
Why should I put my Homeopathic remedy in WATER?
Water will help distribute the SIGNAL from the Homeopathic
remedy more EFFECTIVELY. Thus getting better results. If
you don't have access to a glass bottle with a dropper then DO
NOT WAIT; you can still effectively administer a Homeopathic
remedy and get results. Just drop 2-3 of the Homeopathic
pellets directly in the horses mouth or under its lip. Be
sure not to touch the pellets!
How do I PREPARE my Homeopathic remedy?
It is very easy, just drop 2-3 small pellets (without
touching the pellets) into a small glass dropper bottle and add
fresh water. Let it dissolve a minute or two and it is
ready! (we carry bottles for your convenience)
What is the SHELF LIFE for a REMEDY?
If you just add water to your bottle the remedy will be good
for a week. If you make a MIX of high grain
alcohol such as Ever Clear (10 %) + the rest fresh water--
your remedy will last up to 6 months (if you have successfully
kept you remedies away from antidotal factors). Dry pellets never expire and last for years to come.
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What can ANTIDOTE (NEUTRALIZE) my Homeopathic remedies?
The most common known substances to ANTIDOTE remedies are strong
smelling substances such as camphor or eucalyptus. If you give your horse anything with mint or camphor it might neutralize the remedy effectiveness.
What TEMPERATURES can the Homeopathic remedies withstand?
Your Homeopathic remedies should be kept away from TEMPERATURES
ABOVE 120 DEGREES. It is best to keep remedies away from
temperatures BELOW FREEZING.
Why do you use GLASS BOTTLES?
GLASS BOTTLES can be easily recycled and reused with out keeping
any RESIDUE from the last remedy. Plastic has a tendency
to keep old residue from previous substances within the bottle.
How do I RECYCLE/RE-USE my BOTTLE?
Very easily; just pull apart all parts of the bottle and run
through a cycle in the DISHWASHER. This will sanitize the
bottle so you can RE-USE it again. If you don't have a
dishwasher, then you can BOIL the glass bottle and glass stopper
for twenty minutes; add the two plastic parts for five minutes. Ready
to use again.
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Can I use the REMEDIES FOR MYSELF?
Yes! These are the SAME Homeopathic remedies that are
used by people. There is no difference. You are getting
a two-for-one deal!
What do you mean by CONTAMINATE?
If you TOUCH a pellet and then put it back in the bottle,
this would be considered CONTAMINATING. You want to keep
your remedies fresh and clean without any disturbance. So
it is best to not put anything back in the bottle if it has been
touched. It would be OK if you just dropped some pellets
onto a cap and then dropped them back into the bottle. Just
don't touch anything that is not sterile.
Why should I not TOUCH the remedy?
Homeopathic remedies are COATED. Which means that
the "mother tincture" of the remedy was sprayed onto
a sugar pellet, thus COATING the pellet with the remedy. If
you TOUCH the pellet, then you NEUTRALIZE the remedy.
Should I STOP my horse's other MEDICATION?
No, you should talk with your Homeopath and Vet to make a decision
based on the horses overall health and improvement.
Is it safe to give my Horse a remedy if he/she is
Yes! Homeopathy is not a chemical, and therefore has
NO SIDE EFFECTS and works BEAUTIFULLY AS A INTEGRATED MEDICINE.
Can I call you for an APPOINTMENT?
Yes! I take CONSULTS for horses and humans all over
the nation by PHONE. There is no need to see the horse
or person. I can take the horses FULL HEALTH
HISTORY from head to hoof! As a Certified Homeopath, I
am trained in taking a full INITIAL CONSULT of the horse
or person. With this information, I am able to work
with you to find remedies on a DEEPER LEVEL FOR LONGER LASTING
AILMENTS. This is not just for First Aid situations
but is intended for more of a CHRONIC situation. Call 1-888-587-9991 for
your consultation today.
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