Homeosiniatry in modern veterinary practice

Dr. Sagiv Ben-Yakir BSc (Biol), DVM (Hons), MRCVS, CVA (IVAS), CVHomotox (Baden-Baden, Germany)
Hod-Hasharon Veterinary Clinic
Hod-Hasharon, Israel


Homeosiniatry is defined as a medical methodology that combines homeopathy and acupuncture; "Homeo" stands for Homeopathy and "Siniatry" for Sinology, the study of Chinese culture (Dr. Roger de La Fuye, 1947).

In diverse sections of his extensive work, Dr. Christian Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy (1756 – 1843) mentioned explicitly "ill points" ("die kranken punkte"), that if the remedy is chosen well, it touches all the ill points in a curative way and they will disappear in "a wonderful way " (e.g. "Organon of Medicine" # 270 etc). He decided not to include the pin-point digital palpation (in order to find the sensitive points) as part of the homeopathic diagnostic process.

At the same time period, Johann Gottfried Rademacher (1772-1850), another well-known German M.D., was involved deeply in both areas, especially in the process of finding the diagnosis according to the palpation method.

The Weihe family, three generations of German M.D and Homeopaths, and students of both Hahnemann and Rademacher, began a century’s effort to match the physical findings according to Dr. Rademacher on one hand, with the proper homeopathic remedies according to Dr. Hahnemann. Dr. August Weihe Jr (1840-1896), of the 3rd Weihe generation, concluded: "Whenever a particular homeopathic drug picture was indicated, certain points on the surface of the patient’s body were especially sensitive to digital pressure. If we administrated the individual appropriate remedy, these points lost their sensitivity". He found 270 points that were assigned to specific homeopathic symptom complexes, but used them only to support (objective verification) his selection of remedies for therapy (1886).

Years later (1947), Dr. Roger de La Fuye, a French acupuncturist and homeopath, discovered that most of Weihe’s points coincided exactly with acupoints, and not only had precisely identical locations, but also affected the same symptomatology. De La Fuye was the first doctor to treat his patients with parallel therapy, using needle acupuncture and corresponding homeopathic remedies (orally). That combination gave better clinical results with his patients as compared to therapy with each modality separately. De La Fuye continued his study, adding to Weihe’s points. Homeosiniatry uses 482 points, 434 on Chinese meridians and 48 extra points. The current practice of homeosiniatry is to inject sterile homeopathic remedies (diluted and potentized in 0.9% saline) into acupoints.

Injection has the following benefits:

it gives a more rapid onset of therapeutic action (a turbo-effect);
acupoint injection triggers supplementary energetic reactions;
myofascial trigger point injection triggers additional neuromuscular reactions;
because the remedy bypasses the gastrointestinal system and LV, it avoids the "first-pass effect";
segmental injections (e.g. on the abdomen for the LV, on the thorax for the bronchi) trigger additional segmental reactions;
one may inject other pharmaceuticals (Lidocaine, B-12 etc), as needed;
it ensures that the animal gets 100% of the prescribed remedy;
injection is fast for both doctor and patient;
it is inexpensive and therefore professionally advantageous.

When to inject?:

· as a part of the concept of modern homeosiniatry;
· when oral homeopathic remedy is insufficient to achieve improvement;
· when other local therapeutic efforts (acupuncture/pressure, homeopathic creams, osteopathy, physiotherapy, injections of allopathic remedies, surgery etc) have failed to improve the animal’s condition;
· when other local efforts must be stopped because of major side effects (e.g. corticosteroids);
· when one wants to combine homeopathic injections with other strategies (surgery, allopathic remedies, phyotherapy, physiotherapy).

Where to inject?:

trigger points
reflex zones
local injections, e.g. into affected muscles, in and around joints, connective tissue, ligaments, beside nerves and in blood vessels

Is homeopathic injection safe?:

there are safe products from reliable companies that apply quality control to the company and products with modern techniques for ampoule preparation;
one must use safe injection techniques, respect anatomy and sterility, and use the correct needles and syringes;
one must know the indications and contra-indications of these injections and recognize the limits of homeopathic products;
one must know the dangers of not using an essential conventional treatment.

What dosage is to be injected into the animal?:

· Reputable companies supply the veterinarian with a dosage table relating to the species, its age, weight etc.
· Do not exceed the total quantity of remedy for the species.
· For prolonged pressure stimulation to acupoints, first inject the remedy intradermally to form an intracutanous wheal (diameter 0.1-1.0 cm); then inject the rest of the remedy subcutaneously, and bi-laterally if needed.
· Due to different laws and regulatory restrictions in certain countries, doctors may perform routine acupuncture, and give the recommended homeopathic remedies orally (in the way of "orthodox homeosiniatry").
· Practitioners should note the names and composition of the remedies, as they may differ somewhat from one location to another.

How does one select the proper remedy to be injected?:

Reputable companies provide the veterinarian with a guide that allows a wide selection of homeopathic remedies for the condition at hand;
There are a few ways to work on every clinical case.

Option 1, the best known one, practiced for the last 60 years, is:

make a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) diagnosis;
select relevant acupoints;
select relevant homeopathic remedies according to the table below and inject them into the acupoints.

List of Acupoints with related Homeopathic Remedies for injection:

LU01 Echinacea Comp
LU05 Ferrum Homaccord
LU07 Phosphor Homaccord
LU09 Carbo Comp
LU11 Belladonna Homaccord
LI01 Plantago Homaccord
LI04 Veratrum Homaccord
LI10 Causticum Injeel
LI11 Neuralgo-Rehum Injeel
LI15 Arnica Injeel
LI20 Euphorbium Comp ad us. vet.
ST01 Graphites Homaccord
ST02 Cocculus Homaccord
ST04 Conium Injeel
ST06 Spascupreel
ST25 Rt side: Berberis Homaccord
Lt. side: Sepia Injeel
ST35 Discus Comp
ST36 Arsenicum-judatum Injeel
ST40 Lymphomyosot
ST41 Nux vomica Homaccord
ST44 Neuro Injeel
ST45 Nux vomica Homaccord
SP01 Leptandra Comp
SP04 Rt leg: Podophyllum Comp
Lt leg: China Homaccord
SP06 Aesculus Heel
SP09 Rt leg: Causticum Injeel
Lt leg: Nux vomica Homaccord
SP10 Cutis Comp
SP21 Cactus Comp
HT03 Selenium Injeel
HT07 Glonoin Homaccord
HT08 Acontium Homaccord
HT09 Cralonin
SI01 Syzygium Injeel
SI03 Plumbum metallicum Injeel
SI08 Cutis Comp
SI19 Graphites Homaccord
BL01 An-io Injeel
BL02 Rt side: Metro-Adnex Injeel
Lt side: Cerebrum Comp
BL10 Discus Comp ad us. vet.
BL11 All body: Colocynthis-Homaacord
Cervical area: Neuralgo-Rheum Injeel
Lumbar area: Gelsemium Homaccord
BL12 Hamamelis Injeel
BL13 Gripp nosode Injeel
BL14 Agaricus Injeel
BL15 Rt side: Circulo Injeel
Lt side: Gelsemium Homaccord
BL17 Rt side: Apis Homaccord
Lt side: Cor suis Comp
BL18 Hepar Comp Heel
BL19 Berberis Homaccord
BL20 Ceanothus Homaccord
BL21 Momordica Comp
BL22 Hormeel
BL23 Solidago Comp ad us. vet.
BL25 Veratrum Homaccord
BL28 Atropinum Comp ad us. vet.
BL35 Mucosa Comp
BL36 Atropinum Comp ad us. vet.
BL39 Cutis Comp
BL40 Cimicifuga Homaccord
BL52 Cantharis Comp
BL54 Cerebrum Comp
BL60 Male: Testis Comp
Female: Ovarium Comp ad us. vet.
BL62 Causticum Injeel
BL67 Cactus Comp
KI01 Rauwolfia Comp
KI03 Mezereum Homaccord
KI06 Rt side: Apis Homaccord

Lt side: Momordica Comp

KI07 Rt side: Cutis Comp
Lt side: China Homaccord
KI27 Solidago Comp ad us. vet.
PC01 Cactus Comp
PC03 Graphites Homaccord
PC06 Vertigoheel
PC08 Ginseng Comp
PC09 Aconitum Homaccord
SJ01 Silicea Injeel
SJ03 Phosphor Homaccord
SJ05 Neuralgo-Rheum Injeel
SJ10 Phosphorus Injeel
SJ14 Lymphomyosot
SJ17 Cocculus Homaccord
SJ21 Spigelon
SJ23 Euophorbium Comp ad us. vet.
GB01 Gelsemium Homaccord
GB02 Tonico Injeel
GB14 Luffeel Comp
GB20 Cerebrum Comp
GB21 Spascupreel
GB24 Chelidonium Homaccord
GB25 Berberis Homaccord
GB29 Colocynthis Homaccord
GB30 Zeel Comp ad us. vet.
GB31 Spascupreel
GB33 Plumbum metallicum Injeel
GB34 Circulo Injeel
GB39 Colocynthis Homaccord
GB41 Chol Injeel
GB44 China Homaccord
LV01 Hepeel
LV02 Nux vomica Homaccord
LV03 Discus Comp ad us. vet.
LV08 Syzygium Injeel
LV13 Leptandra Comp
LV14 Hepar Comp Heel
CV01 Mucosa Comp
CV03 Cantharis Comp
CV04 Hydrastis Injeel
CV05 Phosphor Homaccord
CV06 Silicea Injeel
CV12 Veratrum Homaccord
CV14 Anacardium Homaccord
CV17 Selenium Injeel
CV22 Hyoscyamus Injeel forte
GV01 Tonico Injeel
GV03 Ginseng Comp
GV04 Selenium Injeel
GV14 Engystol
GV20 Psorinum Injeel
GV26 Strophanthus Comp
GV28 Strophanthus Comp

For example: If the TCVM diagnosis is LV Yang Rising, the treatment principle is:

Subdue LV Yang: LV03, BL18, GB41, GB20
Benefit LV Bld function: LV03, SP06, BL18
Benefit LV Qi function: LV13, GB34, SP06

Inject those acupoints with the remedies shown below:

LV03 Discus Comp ad us. vet.
BL18 Hepar Comp Heel
GB41 Chol Injeel
GB20 Cerebrum Comp
SP06 Aesculus Heel
LV13 Leptandra Comp
GB34 Circulo Injeel


Option 2:

List of homeopathic remedies to be injected at specific acupoints

Acontium Homaccord HT08, PC09
Aesculus Heel SP06
Agaricus Injeel BL14
Anacardium Homaccord CV14
An-io Injeel BL01
Apis Homaccord BL17 Rt side, KI06 Rt side
Argentum nitricum Injeel BL22
Arnica Injeel LI15
Arsenicum judatum Injeel ST36
Atropinum Comp ad us. vet. BL28, BL36
Belladonna Homaccord LU11
Berberis Homaccord ST25 Rt side, BL19, GB25
Cactus Comp SP21, BL67, PC01
Cantharis Comp BL52, CV03
Carbo Comp LU09
Causticum Injeel LI10, SP09 Rt, BL62
Ceanothus Homaccord BL20
Chelidonium Homaccord GB24
Cerebrum Comp BL02 Lt side, BL54, GB20
China Homaccord SP04 Lt side, KI07 Lt side, GB44
Chol Injeel GB41
Cimicifuga Homaccord BL40
Circulo Injeel BL15 Rt side, GB34
Cocculus Homaccord ST02, SJ17
Colocynthis Homaccord BL11 (for all body), GB29, GB39
Conium Injeel ST04
Cralonin HT09
Cor suis Comp BL17 Lt side
Cutis Comp SP10, SI08, BL39, KI07 Rt side
Discus Comp ad us. vet. ST35, BL10, LV03
Echinacea Comp LU01
Engystol GV14
Euophorbium Comp ad us. vet. SJ23, LI20
Ferrum Homaccord LU05
Gelsemium Homaccord BL11 (for lumbar), BL15 Lt side, GB01
Ginseng Comp PC08, GV03
Glonoin Homaccord HT07
Graphites Homaccord ST01, SI19, PC03
Gripp nosode Injeel BL13

Hamamelis Injeel


Hepar Comp Heel BL18, LV14
Hepeel LV01
Hormeel BL22
Hydrastis Injeel CV04

Hyoscyamus Injeel forte


Leptandra Comp SP01, LV13
Luffeel Comp GB14
Lymphomyosot ST40, SJ14
Metro-Adnex Injeel BL02 Rt side
Mezereum Homaccord KI03
Momordica Comp BL21, KI06 Lt side,
Mucosa Comp BL35, CV01
Neuro Injeel ST44
Neuralgo-Rheum Injeel LI11,BL11 (neck), SJ05
Nux vomica Homaccord ST41, ST45, SP09 Lt leg, LV02
Ovarium Comp ad us. vet. BL60 female
Phosphor Homaccord LU07, SJ03, CV05
Phosphorus Injeel SJ10
Plantago Homaccord LI01
Plumbum metallicum Injeel GB33, SI03
Podophyllum Comp SP04 Rt side
Psorinum Injeel GV20
Rauwolfia Comp KI01
Selenium Injeel CV17, HT03, GV04
Sepia Injeel ST25 Lt side
Silicea Injeel SJ01, CV06
Solidago Comp ad us. vet. BL23, KI27
Spascupreel ST06, GB21, GB31
Spigelon SJ21
Strophanthus Comp GV26, GV28
Syzygium Injeel SI01, LV08
Testis Comp BL60 male
Tonico Injeel GB02, GV01
Traumeel Zeel ad us. vet. GB30
Veratrum Homaccord BL25, LI04, CV12
Vertigoheel PC06

For example: Nux vomica injected at ST41, ST45, SP09 Lt leg, LV02


Option 3: Use a well known empirical proven formula, for example in Canine Hip Dysplasia (N.B.: the remedies are chosen not according to tables given above):

GB29/30 Traumeel Zeel ad us. vet,
BL54 Traumeel Zeel ad us. vet.
Trigger pts Spascupreel
GB34 Circulo Injeel Zeel ad us. vet.
BL11 Colocynthis Homaccord
ST36 Coenzyme Comp + Ubichinon Comp
BL40 Neuralgo-Rheum Heel
LV03 Hepar Comp Heel, Coenzyme Comp + Ubichinon Comp
LV08 Hepeel, Lycopodium Injeel
SP10 Traumeel Zeel ad us. vet., Circulo Injeel Zeel, Discus Comp ad us. vet.
Circle-the-dragon Traumeel Zeel ad us. vet.


Option 4: Work according to the Five Elements concept:

Rx using Sheng Cycle In Deficiency - Tonify the Parent
In Excess - Sedate the Child
Rx using the Ko Cycle In Deficiency - Sedate the Grandparent
In Excess - Tonify the Grandparent
Rx using Sheng+Ko Cycles In Deficiency - Tonify the Parent & Sedate the Grandparent
In Excess - Sedate the Child & Tonify the Grandparent


Or use the 4 (8) Needles Technique for Deficiency:

Tonify the Parent point of the affected Element
Tonify the Horary point of the parent Element
Sedate the Grandparent point of the affected Element
Sedate the Horary point of the Grandparent Element


Or use the 4 (8) Needles Technique for Excess:

Sedate the Child point of the affected Element
Sedate the Horary point of the Son Element
Tonify the Grandparent point of the affected Element
Tonify the Horary point of the Grandparent Element


How to prescribe according to Sheng or Ko Cycles?:


A Tonification protocol for of a specific process on one acupoint:

Pin-point the deficient Process and select a specific remedy for it;
Select a relevant tonification remedy;
Mix the 2 remedies at the same syringe;
Select the proper acupoint to be injected;


A Sedation protocol for a specific process on one acupoint:

Pin-point the Excessive Process and select a specific remedy for it;
Select a relevant Sedative remedy;
Mix the 2 remedies at the same syringe;
Select the proper acupoint to be injected;

Needless to say, we can combine the two prescriptions to work on the Sheng+Ko Cycles


Regarding the above mentioned protocols we should now ask:

(1) "What is a specific remedy for the Process at hand (pin-point the Process)?"

A specific remedy exists for every Zang Fu imbalance:

LU conditions Euphorbium Comp ad us. vet.
LI conditions Mucosa Comp
ST conditions Nux vomica Homaccord
SP conditions Momordica Comp
HT conditions Cactus Comp
SI conditions Veratrum Homaccord
BL conditions Cantharis Comp
KI conditions Berberis Homaccord
PC conditions Apis Homaccord
SJ conditions Hormeel
GB conditions Chelidonium Homaccord
LV conditions Hepar Comp Heel

(Note: This is the basic list, just "the tip of the iceberg"; more accurate and specific remedies can be found in the different veterinary guides provided by the different companies.)


(2) What remedies are used to Tonify or Sedate?

To Tonify in acute cases, use Coenzyme Comp
To Tonify in chronic cases, use Ubichinon Comp
To Sedate in acute cases, use Lymphomyosot
To Sedate in chronic cases, use Galium Heel


Let us work on a case using the Sheng & Ko Cycles:


Q: What is the TCVM diagnosis?

A: KI Chronic Deficiency
Therapeutic Plan: Tonify Metal pt. & Sedate Earth pt = Tonify KI07, Sedate KI03


Q: What is the specific remedy for the specific imbalanced process (KI)?

A: Berberis Homaccord


Q: Is it acute or chronic & what remedy accordingly to be given for tonification & sedation?

A: It is a chronic condition= Ubichinon for tonification, Galium Heel for sedation
Treatment Plan: Inject KI07 with a mixture of Berberis Homaccord+Ubichinon and KI03 with a mixture of Berberis Homaccord+Galium Heel


Let us work up a case according to the 4 (8) Needles Technique:


4 Needles protocol for LV Excess (chronic):

Sedate LV02 (Fire pt of Wood Element) - Hepar Comp Heel
Sedate HT08 (Fire pt of Fire Element) - Galium Heel
Tonify LV04 (Metal pt of Wood Element) - Hepar Comp Heel
Tonify LU08 (Metal pt of Metal Element) - Ubichinon Comp


4 Needles protocol for SP Deficiency (chronic):

Tonify SP02 (Fire pt of Earth Element) - Momordica Comp
Tonify HT08 (Fire pt of Fire Element) - Ubichinon Comp
Sedate SP01 (Wood pt of Earth Element) - Chelidonium Homaccord
Sedate LV01 (Wood pt of Wood Element) - Galium Heel


In conclusion, veterinary homeosiniatry provides the clinician with an advanced tool to be used when needed. It expands our abilities to provide the best healthcare possible for animals. Modern veterinary homeopathic companies provide lots of data & remedies that simplify our decision process for selecting the proper homeopathic remedy to be used in the clinical case at hand. By selecting the proper acupoint to be injected, we improve our chances for clinical success.