Integrative Medicine

Integrative, or complementary, medicine combines the science of traditional Western medicine with the knowledge derived from other cultures and traditions to provide a holistic approach to health and wellness. This involves assessing and addressing the entire animal as an integrated system instead of treating isolated symptoms. Integrative medicine stresses the mind-body connections and utilizes herbal and energy healing rather than focusing on pharmacological approaches. The complementary therapies we currently offer include acupuncture (aqua, dry needle and electro-acupuncture), Chinese and Western herbal therapy, nutrition and supplements, and alternative cancer therapies.

Veterinary Acupuncture

noodle acupAcupuncture is the insertion of small, thin, sterile needles into specific points of the body to cause a desired healing effect. This technique has been employed in Eastern Medicine for over 3,000 years in the treatment of many different ailments. Used either by itself or in conjunction with Western Medicine, veterinary acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself by effecting certain physiologic changes. It is effective for musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis and degenerative joint disease, neurological disorders such as seizures, skin conditions, GI disorders, and other chronic conditions. In addition, acupuncture can greatly increase overall vitality and energy, thus improving quality of life.

Chinese and Western Herbal Therapies

Chinese herbal therapy has been used for over 2,000 years to effectively treat many different medical conditions. These therapies address symptoms as well as underlying causes of conditions. Chinese herbal practice often involves the use of several herbs synergistically. Western herbal therapies involve single herb formulae with a slightly different approach to treatment. For more information on integrative medicine http://www.holisticpethealer.com