Traditional Chinese Medicine has been around for thousands of years and can be used in almost any area of treatment and prevention where western medicine is used. Often times, it is used in conjunction with western medicine to improve the outcome of the treatment. This approach is referred to as integrative medicine. The two approaches complement one another to gain the maximum beneficial results for the patient.
Dr. West utilizes acupuncture as a form of therapy for patients experiencing anything from arthritis to anxiety disorder, GI issues, and cancer. Acupuncture is a technique used to balance the flow of energy, or Qi (Chee), that flows through the meridians (pathways) in our bodies. By inserting tiny needles at specific points along these meridians the flow of energy is opened and re-balanced allowing the body to begin repairing itself.
Herbal therapy is another form of Eastern Medicine that is used for prevention and treatment. Herbals come in many forms such as tea, pills, powders, treats and capsules. They are available for both our canine and feline patients.
We also offer a wide variety of supplements to support your pet’s health needs. We have supplements for joint health, dental health, urinary tract health, cardiac support, kidney function, immune support, and more. Many of these supplements are based in nutrition, believing that if you correct any imbalances in the body due to deficiencies in nutrition the body will be better able to care for itself. Some of our other products utilize only natural ingredients to assist the body in decreasing inflammation, fighting off bacteria, maintaining a calm demeanor, etc. If you prefer to take a more natural approach to your pet’s health talk to our doctors and staff and we will be able to make some personalized recommendations based on your pet’s needs.