Chinese veterinary medicine offers treatments for a wide range of disorders. Its strength, however, lies in the ability to discover an animal's inherent tendency towards imbalance, and neutralize this tendency by identifying lifestyle and nutritional practices that are favorable to an individual. When these measures are insufficient, acupuncture and herbal medications are used to restore balance. In short, by its very sensitive nature in identifying and neutralizing disease in its earliers stages, Chinese medicine excels in its ability to maintain optimal health.
Acupuncture has been used through the ages as an effective treatment modality for a variety of ailments. It can provide pain relief for musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis in the spine and joints of the limbs. More deeply seated internal medical disorders can also be addressed with acupuncture.
Acupuncture exerts its effect on the body by manipulating blood flow. It may serve to increase blood flow to an area, thus aiding healing in times of a deficiency. Alternately, it may be used to direct blood flow away from areas that are inflamed by excessive blood supply. This rebalancing effect of various acupuncture point stimulation is important both therapeutically and diagnostically. Based upon which acupuncture points are successful, herbal medicines can be chosen to support the goals of treatment.
We predominantly use Chinese herbal formulas, and some Western herbal medications, to address disease in our patients. These herbal formulas address not only the symptoms that trouble animals, but also the root cause of the problem(s). In this way, over time, the disease pattern is addressed completely, and the self-perpetuating cycle of chronic disease can be broken.
Classic Chinese herbal formulas have an impressive track record of treating millions of patients over centuries of development. Diseases are usually the result of a delicate interplay between several organs in the body. Complex, multifaceted problems require complex, multifaceted solutions. Herbal medicines contain many active ingredients to address disease on several levels simultaneously.
A quick look at the anatomy and physiology of dogs and cats, with their short digestive tracks, very acidic stomach acid, and sharp, shearing teeth, clearly indicates that these creatures evolved to eat meat. Yet many foods available on the market contain high amounts of grain that cause most of the health problems affecting dogs and cats today. We researched the best diets available, and carry foods that we feel keep our patients healthy.
We advise all of our clients on the best feeding practices to address each individual patient, with special consideration to their breed, disease tendencies, and current disease patterns. We also advise on properly preparing home cooked diets for our patients.