Veterinary Chinese Medicine and Herbal Therapy
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used in China for over 2000 years to maintain health in humans and animals.
While Western Medicine and Chinese Medicine address the same physical disorders, they do so in very different ways. The doctor of Western Medicine treats specific diseases or disorders. Whereas the doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) attempts to identify the underlying cause of the disease and address that.
TCM includes herbs, acupuncture and massage. Herbal therapy and acupuncture are typically used together, as the combined effect is greater than using one of them alone.
The goal of veterinary TCM is to restore the pet to a state of balance so they are able to remain healthy.
Chinese herbs can be used to treat most conditions recognized by conventional medicine. They can be used alone or combined with other therapies or a conventional prescription for an enhanced effect.
TCM herbs are especially helpful in the treatment of chronic diseases and diseases of the geriatric animal. They can be used to relieve pain, help improve and restore organ function, as well as strengthen and support the immune system. TCM herbal prescriptions are specific for the individual patient and are used to correct the root cause of an illness, not just to control the symptoms.