About Charlotte Natural Animal Clinic
Charlotte Natural Animal Clinic is Charlotte’s only veterinary clinic devoted solely to natural, holistic care for animals. Founded in 2012 by Dr. James Schacht, CNAC is the realization of a 25 year dream to provide a place for high quality, holistic care for pets.
Background on Veterinary Homeopathy
In the late 18th century, a disenchanted physician named Samuel Hahnemann became interested in how Peruvian bark, used successfully to treat malarial fevers at that time, actually worked. One experiment involved self-medication with the herb to observe its effect in a healthy individual. After several small doses he began to experience chills, fever, cold extremities, trembling, and drowsiness; in short, the very symptoms of malarial type fever. These symptoms disappeared quickly when he stopped taking the herb. This was the beginning of the development of the science of homeopathy, based on the premise of “like cures like”. Hahnemann went on to discover that by diluting and agitating a solution of a substance, the potency of the medicine is increased, and side effects decreased. He discovered this while working with Belladonna to treat Scarlet fever in children.
In the last 15 to 20 years, homeopathy is making a huge comeback as patients and doctors alike become disillusioned with the rapid increase of chronic disease and the conventional approach of treating symptoms, not the patient.
Veterinary Homeopathy is founded on the premise that symptoms seen in a patient are the result of an imbalance or disharmony in the life force (the innate self-healing mechanism of the body). Rather than divide the symptoms into separate diagnosis and prescribe a different medicine for each one, the veterinary homeopath seeks to find the common cause of all the symptoms and find a single medicine which will bring the entire patient to health and wholeness.
With this premise, there is no condition in any patient which is not treatable with veterinary homeopathy.