Augmentation Therapy, Holistic Medicine, and Homepathy Treatments For Senior Canines


Augmentation Therapy

It is also known as orthomolecular medicine uses large amounts of vitamins and minerals for preventing pathology, remedying nutritional deficiencies, and healing damaged tissue. This has shown great benefit in humans and now it has been shown to be effective in canines.


The system of homeopathy used currently was started by Samuel Christian Hahnemann in the middle 1800's. He was a medical doctor. It revolves around the idea that "like cures like." For example, a diluted, small dose of a poison/toxin can cure, but a large amount, say that is swallowed by a dog can kill him.

Homeopathic doctors make their remedies from animal substances, drugs, plants, viruses, and minerals. They say that these treatments treat the real cause, not the symptoms.

Holistic Veterinary Medicine

Practitioners of holistic medicine use the least invasive philosophy to judge how to treat illness. This approach also thinks of the animal in his environment, considering every aspect thereof. They look into your pet's personal history and family history, his diet, any stress factors, and exercise. A holistic vet will try to stay away from the blood test and other technological methods. It incorporates all of these methods: botanical medicine, massive therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, chiropractic, homeopathy, nutraceuticals, and physical therapy. It also includes surgery and conventional medicine if necessary.

There are other terms for holistic veterinary medicine; they are complimentary veterinary medicine, integrated veterinary medicine and alternative. In the U.S. sixty percent of the schools for vets have some alternative veterinary medicine classes.


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