Nosodes vs. Vaccines for Horses – The Naturally Healthy Horse
Like cures like. You might be surprised to learn this philosophy is not only the basic principle behind homeopathy, but Western medical vaccines as well. Both have been successful in preventing and treating disease, but as many are learning this day and age, one of these options is safer than the other. .
Fortunately, there is a safer alternative: nosodes. Homeopathic preparations of heavily diluted substances secreted in the course of a disease, nosodes can be used for both prevention and treatment purposes. They work similarly to vaccines, stimulating the body’s response to disease, but unlike vaccines, nosodes do not contain harmful chemicals or additives. They are diluted anywhere from 100 to 1,000,000 times and then succussed (vigorously shaken) before being made into a pellet or spray to be given orally.
Because of their high level of dilution, nosodes are considered completely safe. And while many modern researchers claim they cannot find traces of the original DNA in nosodes, proponents of homeopathy claim the energy of the medication is still contained in the remedy. Nosodes work on an energetic level, much like acupuncture and acupressure.