Pet Integrative Medicine
Learn more about our pet integrative medicine services below.
Pet Integrative Medicine in Asheville, NC
Pet integrative medicine is a comprehensive approach to veterinary care that combines both conventional and alternative therapies to promote the health and well-being of pets. At West Asheville Family Vet, we use this approach to emphasize the importance of treating the whole pet, including physical, emotional, and environmental factors. Integrative medicine may include a range of therapies such as acupuncture, herbal medicine, nutrition, and traditional Western medicine. By combining different modalities, integrative medicine aims to optimize the healing potential of the body and provide a more personalized approach to pet care. An integrative approach may be especially useful for chronic conditions, pain management, and palliative care.
Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years. Acupuncture focuses on encouraging the body’s natural healing responses to aid in the treatment of pain and other ailments by inserting small needles at specific points on the body. Acupuncture relaxes muscles throughout the body, including those in the area where the needle is inserted, which reduces pain both locally and more widely. By encouraging the production of naturally occurring pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory chemicals, acupuncture may help treat these pets with fewer pain medications.
While pet acupuncture is most commonly used to treat joint problems, it can also be effective for treating digestive issues, skin problems, and other chronic conditions. In addition, pet acupuncture is often used to boost the immune system and help animals recover from injury or surgery. As a result, it has become an increasingly popular option for pet owners looking for an alternative to traditional medical treatments. While pet acupuncture is generally considered to be safe, it is important to consult with our veterinary team before scheduling an appointment. We can assess whether or not pet acupuncture is the right treatment for your pet’s specific condition.
Pet Herbal Medicine Veterinary Care
Pet herbal medicine is a complementary and alternative approach to veterinary care that uses natural substances to treat various ailments and promote overall health in pets. This approach often involves using medicinal herbs, supplements, and other natural remedies to support the body’s natural healing processes. Integrating pet herbal medicine into a comprehensive veterinary care plan can offer a holistic approach to pet health and wellness.