The basis of all currently used medications started as a plant of some form. Chinese herbal medicine has been using different plants to treat medical ailments for thousands of years, and many of these herbal medications now have modern research supporting their use. Chinese herbal medicine aims to treat the whole animal in a safe and effective manner, often offering treatments beyond that which conventional western medicine is able to offer.
A diagnosis is vital to treatment, so a traditional chinese veterinary medical exam is required before any treatments can be prescribed. Treatment is aimed at correcting the underlying imbalance in an animal instead of just the presenting symptoms. Unlike western “herbal medicine,” these herbal mixtures have years of case-based evidence for their use and more studies are proving their effects on inflammatory responses, pain relief, wound healing, and internal medicine every day. Chinese herbal medicine is most effective when used in conjunction with acupuncture and conventional western medicine.
Common ailments treated with Chinese Herbs include:
-Arthritis and other pain conditions
-Urinary tract infections
-Asthma and respiratory disease
-GI Disorders such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, and colic
-Behavioral disorders such as aggression, anxiety, hyperactivity, and separation anxiety
-Hoof and foot disorders