Our 11 month Old Weimaraner is suspected to have masticatory myositis. We are in the process of finding a holistic vet to see if acupuncture, chiropractic or supplements may cure this. We are awaiting the blood results, but know that there is a risk of a false negative. We refuse to have the muscle biopsy because it will really not help her just confirm the diagnosis. What should we do as we wait and will homeopathic procedures cure this?
Or has anyone else dealt with this disease?
[quote=bureaumm]We are in the process of finding a holistic vet to see if acupuncture, chiropractic or supplements may cure this.
What should we do as we wait and will homeopathic procedures cure this?
First (and most important), homeopathy can [b]definitely[/b] help and often totally resolve this problem.
Second, chiropractic, diet change and supplementation can help alleviate the symptoms but will not address the underlying cause (they palliate rather than cure). This immune-mediated disorder, as is true with most other medical (and some surgical) problems is due to an inappropriate response by the immune system to stimulation (in this case from antigens released by muscle tissue).
This response can only be truly corrected at the deep energetic level which is addressed with homeopathy.
As you mentioned, definitive diagnosis can only be made through biopsy though the new blood test (and thorough history, physical exam and exclusion of other problems) can be helpful. The conventional treatment for this disorder is immunosuppression either with steroids or sometimes stronger (chemotherapy-type) drugs.
My preference is always to work [i]with[/i] the body to correct the problem rather than use [i]anti[/i]-inflammatories.
Let us know if you need any help finding a well trained holistic (and hopefully homeopathic) vet with whom to work, Have you also already seen a veterinary internist (specialist)?