Alternative/Integrative Medicine

 

For many pet parents, having the option to choose alternative therapy for their animal family members is a huge benefit. These techniques combine ancient methodology with modern technology for natural healing and enhanced wellness. At Oak Hill Animal Hospital, we’re pleased to facilitate a number of these integrative treatment options to help you better care for your four-legged friend.

Our in-clinic integrative medicine options include the use of nutritional supplements as well as essential oils and a number of other alternative methods. We will work with you to develop a customized plan that is designed to address your companion’s unique needs and situation. Additionally, Oak Hill Animal Hospital works in conjunction with a local veterinarian who offers the following treatment options:

 

Acupuncture

The ancient practice of acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can occur. To address these ailments without the need for medication, acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body. Once inserted, the needles cause a cellular response in the targeted area. This restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain. Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat anything from arthritis to respiratory problems and just about everything in between. It can also be used to boost the immune system and create better balance.

 

Chiropractic Care

Chiropractic care in pets is very similar to what’s practiced on human patients. A chiropractic adjustment can be used to help correct the musculoskeletal system when it has become misaligned. It is most commonly applied to the spine. Chiropractic care is important because when even one vertebrae is out of place, it can cause problems in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Veterinary chiropractic care can relieve pain, improve movement and enhance overall wellbeing.

These services are available as stand-alone treatment options or can be used in conjunction with other methods for optimum results. Should you desire to pursue either of these alternative treatment methods, our team will gladly arrange a consultation.

If your pet suffers from a chronic medical condition, recently became injured or underwent surgery, or is experiencing back problems, give us a call. We can evaluate your companion’s unique situation and advise whether an alternative medicine option would be a good fit. Contact us today to learn more.