Veterinary Holistic Medicine: A Safe & Effective Alternative
The basis of holistic veterinary care is to treat the overall condition of your pet, not just an individual symptom or organ. Holistic veterinary care focuses on curing the root cause of a problem and not just alleviating the symptoms. Improving the overall quality of life for your pet is the ultimate goal. Holistic approaches include:
- Nutritional therapy
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Clinical research has been conducted demonstrating positive results in the treatment of pets, and the use of acupuncture is increasing. Although acupuncture will not cure every condition, it can work very well when used as indicated for conditions such as:
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Respiratory problems
- Neurological disorders
- Musculoskeletal disorders
- Skin conditions
We have certified veterinary acupuncturists on our veterinary staff, so you can be assured that your pet will receive high quality care. Acupuncture treatment for your pet is done in a calm and relaxed atmosphere at our hospital. We delicately apply sterile needles to various acupuncture points on your pet’s body. Then, depending on your pet’s condition, heat (moxibustion) or a small charge of electricity (electro-acupuncture) is applied to the needles.
Homeopathy is a whole-health system of medicine. The goal is always to achieve a cure, never to suppress a problem. This offers an excellent alternative to conventional medicine and has been very effective where conventional medicine is unable to help.
Homeopathy can address acute problems such as trauma and allergic reactions; it is widely used to treat chronic or long-term degenerative diseases such as:
- Kidney disease
- Bladder infections
- Behavioral problems
We regard homeopathy as a partnership between veterinarian and client. Our prescriptions take each pet’s medical problems and personalities into consideration. Telephone follow-ups and re-evaluations help refine and alter ongoing treatments to achieve optimal results. Obstacles to cure are routinely evaluated and suggestions are given to rectify the situation.
If you believe your pet could benefit from acupuncture or homeopathy, please contact us to schedule a consultation for you and your pet.