What Is TCM?
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an alternative form of medicine that utilizes a combination of Chinese herbs and acupuncture, along with changes in diet and lifestyle. TCM focuses on maintaining overall health and treating disease by enhancing the body's resistance to illness.
When conventional methods fail to provide relief for your pet, holistic options such as acupuncture and Chinese herbs may be considered. These treatments may be used together or separately, with the goal of speeding up the healing process and bringing harmony to the body. While acupuncture is primarily used for pain relief, it can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions, such as skin diseases, autoimmune disorders, anxiety, neurological issues, and musculoskeletal problems.
What Is Acupuncture, and How It Works!
Acupuncture works by unblocking channels, called meridians, that carry Qi energy throughout the body. When Qi energy is slow or insufficient, blood flow can become stagnant or deficient, leading to pain and inflammation. Acupuncture helps to improve the flow of Qi and blood, reducing pain and inflammation throughout the body.
What to Expect When You Have a Holistic Appointment
When visiting our holistic veterinarian, Dr. Emilia Balc, you can expect a thorough examination and consultation. The length of the examination may vary depending on the problem, and will typically include a detailed history, physical examination, and TCM diagnostic techniques such as tongue and pulse examination. Based on the diagnostic findings, a treatment plan will be recommended, which may include Chinese herbs, acupuncture, dietary changes, lifestyle modifications, and other supplements. The ultimate goal is to reduce the progression of the disease, slow down degeneration, and create comfort and pain-free for your pet.
Book a nutrition consultation today if you are unsure of what to feed your dog due to skin issues, digestive problems, or simply because your dog is not fond of the food you have been providing. Dr. Emilia has the answers you need.
If your pet is overweight, Dr. Emilia can help your pet lose the extra weight through a combination of dietary changes, lifestyle adjustments, and the use of natural supplements.