General Veterinary Medicine is also referred to as Western, 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.
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 nurtures all aspects of the animals well being for lasting physical, mental and emotional health.
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.
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. See video below
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.