Natural Medicine is excellent at recognizing disease or illness and treating it. At times it is difficult to find the root or beginnings of illness. By integrating Western medicine and complementary medicine, we find that the two approaches act synergistically to form a more complete view of the patient’s health.
This approach to your pet’s care involves incorporating multiple treatment modalities, and choosing the combination that is most appropriate for the individual animal. We believe that medical care for pets is best achieved as a collaborative effort, and therefore place great emphasis on educating clients and fully explaining all treatment options. We also believe in developing a trusting relationship with our patients and with their human caregivers, and by keeping in close communication, we can assess response to treatment and tailor therapies to your pet’s changing needs.
Complementary medicine may provide your pet with more options for:
- Relieving pain and improving mobility in pets with musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis or spinal disk pathology
- Managing chronic respiratory problems, such as feline asthma or chronic bronchitis
- Resolving recurring skin problems such as lick granuloma and hot spots, supporting cancer treatment by boosting the immune system, stimulating the appetite, and controlling pain
- Enhancing the body’s ability to heal and regulate itself in animals with inflammatory conditions, such as inflammatory bowel diseases and Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, and where symptoms like chronic diarrhea or vomiting occur without obvious medical cause
- Enhancing the well-being of senior cats and dogs
Veterinary orthopedic manipulation or VOM, is a healing technology that locates areas of the animal’s nervous system that has fallen out of communication, and re-establishes neuronal communication and thus induces healing. VOM is singularly the most simple, effective and safe healing modality in veterinary care to date.
VOM can treat:
- Acute and non-acute lameness
- Progressive lameness
- Hip Dysplasia-like syndromes
- IV disc disease
- Progressive myelopathies
- Urinary and fecal incontinence
- Unilateral lameness
- Wobbler’s Disease
- Diseases of the knee
- Esophageal disease
- Increased or decreased GI mobility disease
- Digestive disorders
- Performance problems
- Behavioral problem
- Agility dysfunction
- Endocrine disease
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
There are actually four branches of TCVM – Acupuncture, Herbal Medicine, Food Therapy and Tui-na. Once a particular type of disharmony or disease pattern is identified, treatment often proceeds through a combination of treatment modalities.
- Acupuncture is a treatment that involves the stimulation of points, typically achieved through the insertion of specialized needles into the body. Acupuncture points typically lie along the body’s Meridian Channels along which Qi flows. Most veterinary acupuncture points and Meridian lines are transposed to animals from humans, though knowledge of some “classical points” defined on particular species have been retained and are used to this day.
- Herbal Medicine utilizes herbal ingredients listed within the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica in particular combinations or formulas to treat particular disease patterns. Herbal formulas are administered orally and are typically given in powder form to horses and other large animals and in tea pill or capsule form to cats and dogs.
- Food Therapy is the use of diet to treat and prevent imbalance within the body. It utilizes knowledge of the energetics of food ingredients to tailor diets for individual animals.
- Tui-na is a form of Chinese medical massage in which different manipulations are applied to acupoints and Meridians to promote the circulation of Qi and correct imbalances within the organ systems.
Cranio Sacral Therapy (CST™)
CST is a complementary, integrative holistic medicine. This practice has most recently been developed for animals with beneficial results in treating various issues.
Reiki is healing method that originated in Japan. Reiki is an energy healing treatment that works on body mind and spirit. A practitioner will use natural healing vibrations to treat things like depression, digestive disorders, stress, cancer, trauma and the like.
Cold Laser Therapy
This stimulates the healing processes without any pills or drugs. It is the most up to date of natural cures for now and the future. The use of a cold laser can stimulate repair, resolve inflammation and reduce pain.
- Shorter Treatment Times
- Quicker Recovery
- Drug-free therapy
- Non-invasive technology
- Free of side effects
- Back, Hip, & Leg Ailments
- Ligament and Tendon Problems
- Post Surgical Healing
Recognized by the National Institute of Health (NIH) – to integrate, balance and clear the energy body. It works by releasing endorphins to establish a deeper relaxation and state of being, allowing the body to function at a greater level. By allowing muscles to relax, circulation is increased, sending more oxygen, nutrients, and hormones into the body to support healing. These techniques work on all levels of the body: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual thus allowing the animal to come into a deeper instinctual presence and knowing of its body.