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Chinese Herbal Medicine

For thousands of years, those in the Chinese culture have believed that certain herbs, when strategically combined together, can provide a natural way to manage the health, both in humans as well as animals. 

Chinese herbal medicine can be particularly effective in treating chronic medical conditions and is often used to naturally relieve pain, improve and restore organ function, and strengthen the immune system. 

The ultimate goal of Chinese herbal medicine is to gradually return the body to a state of balance and wellness without the risk of side effects that traditional pharmaceuticals can often present.

Healing Touch Veterinary Wellness Center is pleased to offer this ancient treatment modality as part of our alternative therapy options.

What can Chinese herbal therapy treat?

Medicinal herbs can be used to treat and manage a variety of ailments and conditions in dogs and cats. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • Anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Constipation
  • Incontinence
  • Asthma
  • Cystitis
  • Kidney Disease
  • Bronchitis
  • Heart Problems
  • Behavior Issues

It’s also been proven to be effective in managing geriatric health complications and as a supportive measure for cancer treatments.

How many treatments will my pet need?

Because Chinese herbal medicine is gentler than most medications, it may take a bit more time to see significant results. The actual treatment recommendation will ultimately depend on the condition being addressed, its severity and several other factors that are unique to each patient. 

We may also suggest using herbal medicine in conjunction with other treatments, such as acupuncture, to improve the overall outcome.

Could your four-legged friend benefit from Chinese herbal therapy? The best way to find out for sure is to contact the knowledgeable team at Healing Touch Veterinary Wellness Center. Call today to get started!