TRADITIONAL CHINESE VETERINARY MEDICINE (TCVM)
The Four Main Pillars of TCVM include
- Chinese Herbal Medicine
- Food Therapy
- Tui Na
Dr. Brown recommends treating patients with a combination of Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine & TCVM Food Therapy for optimal response
FAQ: Will my pet benefit from acupuncture? YES!!!
FAQ: Does acupuncture treat (insert condition of choice)?
TCVM addresses the whole patient and can be integrated into every medical condition to assist pets in many different ways. See Indications.
FAQ: What type of condition(s) has Dr. Brown addressed with TCVM?
- Chronic Renal (kidney) Disease
- Osteosarcoma/bone cancer
- Acute paralysis
- Chronic sneezing
- Degenerative Myelopathy
- Torn ACL/Cranial Cruciate Ligament
- Luxating Patella
- Valley Fever
- Vestibular Disease
- Masticatory Myositis
- Fly Bite Syndrome
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Chronic diarrhea
- Liver Disease
- Heart Disease
- Geriatric Weakness
- And more...
FAQ: Does Dr. Brown recommend treating solely with TCVM? Dr. Brown is an Integrative Veterinarian trained in both Western Medicine and TCVM. She believes in integrating both Western and Eastern Medicine for optimal patient response.
Western Medicine plays an important role for emergencies, pharmaceuticals/prescription medication, diagnosing diseases, labwork for treatment monitoring, and more
For example, patients treated with TCVM for chronic kidney disease still require regular labwork to monitor kidney values and response to treatment
FAQ: What does Dr. Brown wish for pet owners to understand?
- The sooner acupuncture and TCVM is started the better the results
- TCVM helps the body heal with time and commitment to treatment. For example, treating allergies with acupuncture, herbs and food therapy is a much slower process than treating allergies with steroids or injectable Western medication. However both Western and Eastern modalities can be utilized simultaneously in an Integrative approach to therapy
- Many geriatric patients that receive regular treatments are being kept stable. Sometimes it is not obvious to pet owners until they stop treatment and the pet then takes many steps backwards that can be difficult to recover
- Preventive medicine is the best medicine even with needles!
Treat the imbalance before it becomes dis-ease