Integrative Medicine

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What is Integrative Medicine?

Integrative medicine incorporates elements of multiple medical traditions to create a more individualized, wellness-driven care plan that supports your pet’s unique needs. This approach to veterinary medicine takes into account your pet’s medical history, health habits and concerns, and lifestyle to focus not only on healing and disease prevention, but also on overall health and wellness for a long, happy life.

Here at Central Veterinary Hospital, we offer the following:

  • Whole Food Therapy Consultation & Balancing Cooked Diets
  • Laser Therapy
  • Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (Herbal Therapy & Acupuncture)
  • Veterinary Homeopathy
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Pain Management, Recovery, and Healing

After your pet has bravely undergone a surgical procedure, integrative medicine can support your pet during recovery, aiding in both pain management and a faster healing process.

These integrative practices can also expedite your pet's recovery from an injury, as well as alleviate chronic pain in ill or geriatric patients. From the animal athlete to the aging pet, we offer individual attention and compassionate care to protect your pet and promote their healthiest, happiest life.

We employ therapeutic modalities such as cold laser therapy and acupuncture to help manage pain and speed up recovery time. In addition, we work with you to understand your pet's unique needs and ensure that everything from their diet and exercise habits to their daily activities are all working together to support their best life. 

Acupuncture and cold laser therapy performed by a certified veterinarian are safe and effective methods to supplement your pet's traditional veterinary care, offering pain relief and renewed energy. Acupuncture has proven to be an effective practice in both human and animal medicine for thousands of years. This noninvasive method promotes healing by inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on the body. Acupuncture can aid in: chronic inflammation and pain relief, immune system support, tissue healing, and even gastrointestinal health. Laser therapy utilizes short waves of focused light energy from a cold laser to mitigate and even prevent a number of health concerns, such as chronic inflammation, pain management, and accelerating the healing process.

Proactive and Preventative Care

We've all heard the phrase "we are what we eat" but did you know that it's true for your pet, too? Nutritional planning is an easy way to help your pet's body maintain essential nutrients so their cells can function properly. Creating individual food formulations can help establish healthy eating habits and promote good digestion in your pet from a young age. Supporting their individual needs by supplementing their diet with whole, fresh ingredients that work with their body can even aid in targeting specific health concerns. For example, controlling glucose levels in the diet can help treat diabetes in animals.

Good nutrition ensures that your pet is getting a unique spectrum of vitamins and minerals every day. At Central Veterinary Hospital, we work with you to customize a balanced diet plan unique to your pet’s needs.

Homeopathy aims to support the body's natural functions and strengthen the immune system. With fewer side effects than conventional medicine and success in both prevention and treatment of a variety of health concerns, Homeopathy can enhance your pet's quality of life in a safe, non-invasive way.

Rather than just focusing on one symptom or concern, Homeopathy addresses your pet's total wellness. Remedies are comprised from entirely natural substances, such  as plants and minerals,and are diluted to make them safe for you and your pet.

Herbal therapy utilizes the naturally therapeutic properties of certain herbs to address health concerns such as pain relief, inflammation reduction, and infection treatment and prevention.

Available in caplet or powder form, herbal therapy can be supplemented with acupuncture to enhance its positive health benefits.

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