What is Western (allopathic) Veterinary Medicine?
Western Veterinary Medicine is also referred to as allopathic or conventional medicine. This is the type of medicine one is accustomed to at most full service veterinary clinics. It focuses on the treatment of symptoms and the diagnosis of disease.
What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?
According to the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association, holistic veterinary medicine addresses the "whole" patient.
It takes into account the patients environment, disease pattern, relationship with owner, etc. and creates a treatment protocol using a wide range of therapies for healing the patient.
Holistic treatments may include but are not limited to acupuncture, aromatherapy, chiropractic, flower essences, herbal medicine, homeopathy, laser therapy, nutritional therapy, osteopathy, rehab and sports medicine, stem cell therapy, etc.
A holistic approach incorporates medical history, genetics, nutrition, environment, family relationships, stress levels and other factors. This approach nutures all aspects of the animals well being for lasting physical, mental and emotional health.
What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?
Integrative Veterinary Medicine is a comprehensive medical approach to pet care that incorporates conventional (western/allopathic) and holistic medicine with complimentary and alternative therapies. Dr. Brown is proud to offer Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) services to her patients.
What is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)?
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is an ancient medical system that has been used in China to treat animals for thousands of years. It is an adaptation of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which is used to treat humans. The four main branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) are acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and Tui na.
Will Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) help my pet?
Yes! Acupuncture and TCVM can be integrated into most every pet medical condition from diarrhea to cancer, pain management and kidney disease, tendon/ligament injury, etc. Including wellness, prevention, performance enhancement and more. The sooner it is started the better as it is best to treat the imbalance before it turns into dis-ease.