Veterinarian medicine is not limited to only western practices. Many pet owners have been programmed to think that that medical treatment for pets only features the use of diagnostic tools like x-rays, various types of surgery, and dentistry. However, integrative medicine offers many alternative therapies, which stem from several traditional Chinese veterinary ideologies. This includes acupuncture, holistic and herbal treatments to help heal your pet.
Everhart Integrative Medicine Services
At Everhart, we combine “conventional medicine” with alternative modalities to further improve the overall health of our patients. Our integrative medicine services treat the whole pet not only to address the symptoms the pet is exhibiting but helps treat the cause of the illness. Our services address your pet’s overall health and well-being by taking the best of both worlds.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
This type of integrative medicine originated in Asia and has been used for over 2,000 years. It combines acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy, Tui Na (Chinese, medical massage, and skeletal manipulation), and Qi Gong.
How Can It Help?
It can work with synergistically with conventional medicine to improve your pet’s well being. TCM treats muscular problems, immune-mediated disease, gastrointestinal disorders, reproductive disorders, paralysis, skin problems, asthma, anxiety, chronic diseases.
What To Do
If you are interested in learning more about acupuncture, herbal medicine, or other modalities for your pet, email of or call Everhart. Please leave information about your pet’s condition and the best time to reach you. The Integrative Medicine Team will call you back to set up the integrative appointment and provide you a link for you to download and fill out our Integrative Medicine Health History Questionnaire. Once scheduled, this first meeting is quite involved, including a review of your pet’s health history, a complete physical examination, and your pet’s first acupuncture treatment, Food Therapy recommendations and Tui Na techniques for you to do at home, so reserve 1 ½ hours for this appointment.
Scheduling Your Pets Next Appointment
Everhart Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients. We always guarantee same day appointments if your animal has any urgent medical issues. This applies to everyone, and it does not matter if your companion is a new patient. If you need urgent care, please call our hospital directly at 410-355-3131. If your pet does not require urgent care, you will still be able to see a veterinarian with 24 hours. Everhart is open seven days a week for appointments. You can reach the Everhart WellPet Center at 410-793-7670. We are committed to helping your pet in any way that we can. If we discover that your pet needs a higher level of care, we may transfer the patient to a more specialized hospital that offers 24-hour care.