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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. Conventional western diagnostics and treatments are not ignored but rather are viewed as only one component of a treatment plan. 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 electroacupuncture); Reiki ; Chinese and Western Herbal Therapy ; Regenerative Medicine (Stem Cell Therapy) : Nutrition and Supplements, Alternative cancer therapies and Bach Flower Treatments.
Acupuncture 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 3000 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; neurologic disorders such as seizures; skin conditions e.g. lick granulomas ; GI disorders, and other chronic conditions. In addition, acupuncture can greatly increase overall vitality and energy, thus improving quality of life.
Chinese herbal therapy has been used for over 2000 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.
Bach Flower remedies are dilutions of flower materials. Flower essences are a form of vibrational medicine and each essence serves to balance a specific state. Illness is considered a lack of ‘harmony’ in the body and with rebalancing the illness or disease process is reversed. The flower essences can be used singularly or in combinations for more complex problems.
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