Western + Holistic Medicine
The goal of our holistic health program is to achieve balance within the body of your pet. Our trained team works with you to determine which methods will work best with your beloved animal. In addition to dentistry, wellness + senior exams, labs, radiology, surgery and internal medicine, we offer a variety of supportive holistic therapies.
Acupuncture: Acupuncture accesses the body's energy "highways" to promote better energy and blood flow balance to help the body create a healthy state. We can address your pet's physical and emotional imbalance. Our goal is to support your animal's ability to heal themselves through the use of internal mechanisms already present in the body. Acupuncture goes well with many different forms of treatment including Western therapies. We use it for major organ imbalances, arthritis, pain, behavioral issues, spinal and neurological disease, and to help support cancer patients.
Osteopathic Manual Therapy: In the belief that function follows form, Osteopathic Manipulations are gentle, safe and effective treatments to restore the body to proper form so that good function can be returned. It can address orthopedic, organ-related, and vascular and lymphatic restrictions.
Low Level Laser Therapy: One of the most gentle, effective and exciting treatment options we offer for your pet is our Low Level Laser. This is a non-surgical therapy laser that we use daily for conditions from arthritis and wound healing to organ and immune support and cancer control. It is one of our best tools to rehabilitate cells when possible and help them function better. It blends great with other medicine and surgery! LLLT involves treating specific areas on the body with certain frequencies that promote more efficient healthy cell reproduction and function. It is non-invasive, well-tolerated and very effective!
Prolotherapy: Involves injections (usually a series) prepared to strengthen and help the body heal ligament and tendon injuries with or without surgery. We use this technique for cruciate ligament injuries, chronic tendon and ligament strain (especially arthritic joints), canine hip dysplasia, and some back injuries.
Nutritional Counseling: Thousands of years ago, Hippocrates said "Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food". There is sage counsel in these words. Indeed, what and how we choose to nourish our pets' bodies has a profound effect on their ability to obtain and utilize the building blocks needed for proper cell function and immune support. There are energetics to food that can help move things in a healing direction. We strive to find the right balance for you and your pet in developing a healing and supportive diet.
Herbal Therapies: The use of Western and Chinese herbal combinations can greatly enhance the healing process within out pets without disrupting the body's natural tendency to right itself. Using even small amounts of herbs to the diet can effect tremendous changes towards balance. Choosing herbal combinations that work requires a more in depth knowledge and examination or your pet than our regular Western physical, but the benefits can be amazing.
Homeopathy & Homotoxicology: Homeopathy utilizes the belief that "like treats like". What this means is the homeopathic remedy is chosen by considering the symptoms the remedy in its natural form would cause if taken in by the patient. The homeopathic remedy is an energy signature of a plant, mineral, or animal that will help direct the body towards healing much as a canoe will flow best in the direction of down stream. Homotoxicology is an extension of homeopathy whereby multiple remedies are used together to help the body clear the toxic build up in the space between the cells. These remedies may be given by mouth, on the skin, or by injection.
Applied Kinesiology: Kinesiology is manual testing of muscles to locate weaknesses that reflect imbalances throughout the body. Though it is a somewhat controversial alternative diagnostic method, it can help identify those things that deplete in treatment design and defining which substances to be careful with in a given pet. It is an essential element in the Nambudripad Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET).
Glandular Therapies: These supplements honor the age old thought that ingesting different organs from an animal has beneficial effects on the patient's own system. These products are prepared in a sage way to maximize their healing potential and eliminate any toxic build up they may carry from our polluted earth and streams. They are generally given as a supplement added to the pet's regular diet. They help to bring balance through their nutritional content of different proteins, vitamins and minerals which are necessary for organs and glands to operate effectively. They can be used sagely at the first sign of imbalances and hopefully prevent further stress and disease in a given organ system. Blood chemistry testing is most helpful in identifying which organs are under stress.
Flower Essences: Bach flower essences and other flower essences are created to help with emotional aspects of healing for your pet. They are often custom mixed to provide the combination that best fits your pets' needs. They work energetically on your pet similar to a homeopathic remedy. They are delivered via oral drops or sprays used near the animal.
Ozone and Ultraviolet Blood Treatment: Ozone as a stand alone treatment offers many benefits such as better oxygen utilization by the tissues, immune stimulation and even pain modulation. Coupled with Ultraviolet blood therapy which helps to kill pathogenic substances like bacteria, viruses and fungi and re balance the immune response, it can be used in a wide variety of infectious and chronic diseases.
Fecal Transplants: The world of bacteria and associated fluid within your intestines (microbiome) is just now getting heavy attention in the medical world. With fecal transplants, we strive to restore the microbiome for your pet in order to give it the building blocks necessary for optimal immune, hormonal, and organ function.