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Natural medicine options, such as acupuncture and herbal therapy, have been used on both people and animals for centuries. These alternative treatments can be used individually or in conjunction with traditional Western medicine techniques to achieve the best possible outcome. At Woodland Hills Pet Clinic, we believe that when it comes to managing your pet’s health, the more choices you have, the better. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a number of integrative therapy options to help you provide your loved one with the best possible care. Call us today at 818-222-7387.
Just like human acupuncture, veterinary acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny, sterile needles into precise points along the body known as acupoints. Each of these spots is linked to various body systems, internal organs, joints or muscle groups. When done properly by a trained professional, acupuncture stimulates the nerves, increases circulation and causes the body to release natural pain control hormones, such as endorphins.
Veterinary acupuncture can treat any of the following types of conditions in companion animals:
Some pet parents prefer to manage the health of their companions without the use of medication. Others find that natural remedies provide a good complement to the conventional care their pet is receiving. The ancient art of Chinese herbal therapy offers an excellent option to promote a healthier lifestyle and manage existing medical conditions naturally.
Herbal therapy involves the strategic combination of plant substances, which work together to produce a desired result. That result may be boosting the immune system or treating the symptoms of illness or disease. These formulas have been studied and applied for hundreds of years. The experienced team at Woodland Hills can develop an individualized herbal treatment plan that is perfect for your pet.
Just like humans, the energy within our pets’ bodies can become negative. This buildup of negative energy is believed to restrict the flow of good energy, or Chi. When Chi is blocked, the body can react through physical and emotional ailments, including chronic pain, anxiety, arthritis and other, more serious medical conditions. Veterinary reiki is a traditional Japanese alternative therapy option which is meant to reduce stress, provide relaxation and promote healing and balance in the body. Reiki sessions are tailored to the unique needs of each pet.
Does your pet suffers from a chronic medical condition or could just use a little more balance in his or her life? If so, we invite you to start a conversation today to learn whether one of these holistic treatment methods might be a good fit.