Holistic veterinary medicine looks at all aspects of the entire animal with emphasis on both conventional and alternative therapies as options for treatment. Holistic veterinarians recognize that modern veterinary techniques are necessary in caring for an animal, but also believe that alternative modalities such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, and chiropractic care also have a role. Holistic veterinarians concentrate on multiple areas to aid in the treatment and prevention of disease, including: nutrition and diet, environment and lifestyle, and the psychological state. Communication between the animal, owner, and veterinarian is an important part of this discipline. Let your hospital know if you have interest in a holistic medical plan for your pet.
Our hospital offers acupuncture services for your pet that may be recommended as a preventative measure, or to help treat disease. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that is believed to stimulate the flow of energy forces that nourish tissues, stimulate blood flow, and enhance body systems. According to ancient Chinese medical theory, the life force (called qi or ch'i) flows through the body via 14 invisible channels known as meridians, regulating all physical and mental processes.... Read more