Cushing's disease: a new approach to therapy in equine and canine patients

Br Homeopath J. 2001 Jan;90(1):33-6. doi: 10.1054/homp.1999.0450.


Forty-one cases of Cushing's Disease affecting both equine and canine patients were treated with an identical mixture of two homeopathically prepared remedies (ACTH 30c and Quercus robur 30c), and the clinical improvements seen in the cases assessed. Homeopathy has been described as a medicine that can only be prescribed on the basis of individual symptoms shown, fitting the remedy to the patient, not the disease. The aim of this study was to define whether a standardised approach, using homeopathically prepared remedies, was a valid system of therapy for this disease, and if so, whether results were repeatable between species. The overall success rate for the therapy was 80% and results were broadly similar between the two species, indicating that homeopathy lends itself to the treatment of Cushing's Disease, and also to both cohort studies and group medicine.

MeSH terms

  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone / therapeutic use*
  • Animals
  • Cushing Syndrome / drug therapy
  • Cushing Syndrome / veterinary*
  • Dog Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Dogs
  • Female
  • Homeopathy*
  • Horse Diseases / drug therapy*
  • Horses
  • Male
  • Plant Extracts / therapeutic use*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Plant Extracts
  • Adrenocorticotropic Hormone