For many pet parents, the option to choose alternative therapy for their furry family members is a great benefit. At Sibley Animal Hospital, we’re pleased to offer a number of these integrative treatment options.
Acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, pain and illness can occur. Acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body to stimulate healing and reduce pain. Acupuncture can be used to treat anything from arthritis to respiratory issues and just about everything in between. It can also be used to support a healthy immune system and create better balance.
Chiropractic care in companion animals is similar to what’s practiced on human patients. When even one vertebrae is out of place, it can cause problems in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. A chiropractic adjustment can correct the musculoskeletal system when it has become misaligned. Chiropractic care can also relieve pain, improve movement and enhance overall wellbeing.
Laser therapy uses the power of light to naturally reduce pain and accelerate healing. We can use laser therapy to address a wide range of conditions, from chronic pain to dental disease. Laser therapy is fast, painless and proven to be highly effective. It also does not require the use of medication or surgery, which makes it particularly beneficial for sick or older pets.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is effective in treating chronic medical conditions and is often used to alleviate pain, improve and restore proper organ function, and strengthen the immune system. The ultimate goal of Chinese herbal therapy is to return the body to a state of balance and wellness without the risk of side effects that traditional pharmaceuticals can often present.
Homeopathy is based on the theory that the same substances that cause illness in the body, when used properly, can also counteract those same symptoms. Homeopathic medicine uses natural ingredients to help strengthen the body’s ability to fight off illness and restore a better sense of balance. It is particularly useful in managing chronic medical conditions to improve the patient’s overall quality of life.
The holistic medicine options at Sibley Animal Hospital are typically used in conjunction with our traditional Western medical services. They can also be used as standalone treatments in certain cases. Your pet’s individual situation will be carefully evaluated when we are developing our treatment recommendation.
If you’re interested in learning how the integrative therapy options at Sibley Animal Hospital might provide healing and relief for your pet, we invite you to start a conversation today!
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