Before you read this I should warn you that if you are at all squeemish, you may want to just skip this post. I was blog surfing this morning (yeah yeah.. I know.. should be working!) and scanning and stapling at the same time, since it's a pretty much mindless job... Since my stapler was acting up, I was slamming it pretty hard (you see where this is going, don't you?) and not really paying attention.. yup.. got my thumb.. HARD! I actually managed to put a staple through my thumbnail (I did warn you). Everyone in the office is freaking out and I'm laughing at my own stupidity. Lots of neosporin and a bandaid later, I'm sitting at my desk, bemoaning the fact that I don't have any hypericum at my desk. Hypericum is a homeopathic that is great for... well, let me quote the Materia Medica The great remedy for injuries to nerves, especially of fingers, toes and nails. Crushed fingers, especially tips. Excessive painfulness is a guiding symptom to its use. Prevents lockjaw. PUNCTURED wounds. Perfect, right? Sure.. where is it? In the first aid kit for the critters! Homeopathy is one of those things that (to quote my favorite TTouch People) Can't Hurt, Might Help. And we use it alot for our dogs... (and ourselves!) Although I've plugged this book already (check out the sidebar) the Homeopathic Care for Dogs and Cats is really an awesome book. I bet you're wondering what homeopathy is, right? It's a really fascinating form of vibrational medicine. It's based on the "Law of Similars" which states that whatever substance can cause a set of symptoms in a healthy individual can be the cure in a sick person with similar symptoms. Homeopathic remedies are extremely diluted substances, sometimes to the point where no physical indication of the substance actually remains. All that is left is the vibration. The vibration alone is enough to stimulate the healing process. In fact, the more you take, the weaker the dose! How is that for going against allopathic wisdom!