Animal Health & Healing
is a full service integrative veterinary practice blending
holistic and conventional western medicine to optimize
the health of our patients. A holistic approach looks
at the entire life of the patient. This includes not
only current symptoms of illness, but also environment,
diet, lifestyle, previous medical problems, behavioral
problems, and other stressors. The aim of holistic medicine
is to heal the pet physically and emotionally. This differs
from conventional western medicine which focuses on suppressing
symptoms of disease.
PATHS TO CURE - With a commitment to
practicing integrative medicine, the veterinarians at
Animal Health & Healing offer various alternative
DIET AND NUTRITION- The most
crucial tool to restore and maintain optimal health. Eighty
percent of chronic diseases will improve with a healthy
natural diet. Commercial pet foods contain additives
and by products that can seriously undermine health.
Many pets will benefit from upgrading their nutrition
to commercially available naturally prepared foods,
home made diets, or raw food diets. Diet plays a key
role in treating and preventing disease. Its vital
importance is often misunderstood and overlooked by
allopathic medicine. A balanced natural diet can be
looked at as the base of the “health pyramid” upon
which all other healing modalities must build. Our
doctors can develop an appropriate nutritional regimen
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The Cancer Diet.
NUTRACEUTICALS - Various physical and emotional
complaints can be treated effectively through nutritional
supplementation in the form of glandular supplements,
antioxidants, digestive enzymes and fatty acids. These
natural supplements help cells repair themselves and
inhibit destruction of healthy tissue. Nutritional
therapies have a broad range of application. Arthritis
can be helped with glucosamine, chondroitin, and MSM.
Heart disease can be slowed with vitamin E, coenzyme
Q-10, taurine, and carnitine. Fish oil, Japanese mushrooms,
and antioxidants can give our cancer patients better
chances of survival while promoting quality of life.
The misery of skin allergies can be alleviated with
digestive enzymes, fish oil, antioxidants, and probiotics.
CLASSICAL HOMEOPATHY – Based on the principle that “like
cures like”, homeopathy encourages the body to heal
itself. A natural medicine is chosen based on your pet’s
particular symptoms and problems. Homeopathic remedies are
safe, gentle and effective for both acute and chronic diseases.
The remedies contain minute doses of botanicals, minerals,
or animal products. Homeopathy has been practiced on both
people and animals throughout the world since the early 1800s.
A well chosen remedy can help treat medical and behavioral
problems. Considerable scientific research into the efficacy
of homeopathy has been done recently and only serves to underscore
its wonderful healing powers.
ACUPUNCTURE AND CHINESE MEDICINE - Acupuncture rebalances
the body’s vital force. Hair-fine needles are used
to stimulate specific points along the body’s energy
fields (“meridians”). This allows energy (chi)
in the body to find its proper balance. Conditions benefiting
from acupuncture include hip dysplasia, arthritis, disc disease,
epilepsy, skin diseases, and some chronic gastrointestinal
diseases. It may take time and repetition to produce results.
Traditional Chinese Medicine combines acupuncture with Chinese
herbs. This is a complete healing system that stands on its
own and promotes deep healing. It can be useful in treating
many maladies such as diabetes, Cushing’s disease,
cancer and liver disease.