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Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) has been used for thousands of years. It uses many different forms of treatment, including acupuncture/acupressure, exercise and herbal and food therapy.  All of these types of treatments work together to prevent and treat health problems, producing overall good health.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture involves inserting very thin needles into the body. Special acupuncture points are mapped out on the body along specific nerve tracts and blood vessels.  When an acupuncture needle is placed in the right point, it will result in stimulating the body and treating the health problems. Acupuncture can treat a wide range of conditions and operates under the concept that everything in the body is connected, so stimulating the body via one acupuncture needle in one area of the body can help with health problems in other areas.

Acupuncture points can also be stimulated by using acupressure, moxibustion (special herbal medicine that is heated), aquapuncture (injection of vitamins or homeopathic remedies) or lacer, in addition to other techniques.

 

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Spinal adjustments or Animal-chiropractic

Spinal adjustments, more commonly referred to as animal-chiropractic, involves the manipulation of joints of the spinal column to treat health problems. Healthy functioning of the spine and nervous system can positively affect other systems within the body.

Some of the conditions that can be treated with spinal adjustments/animal-chiropractic include degenerative joint disease, incontinence and pain in the back and neck.

 


Chinese Herb Therapy

Herbs are “acupuncture in a bottle” and contain properties that can assist in the healing process. They are particularly useful for clients who cannot bring their pets in for regular TCM treatments due to location or schedule conflicts, but can also be used to speed the healing process and to maintain good health between treatments.

Herbal medications are usually available in capsule, tablet, liquid or granular form, and they can include either the whole plant or specific parts of the plant.

 

Homeo-Siniatry or Homotoxicology

 

This treatment protocol involves injection of sterile homeopathic remedies in specific acupuncture points to stimulate the healing process. 

The body naturally tries to protect itself from illness and disease. It does this through detoxification processes, which appear in various forms such as fever or weakness. Homeopathic remedies activate the body’s own defense system.  They can be taken in conjunction with other medications because they are very safe and rarely have side effects. They can treat many different ailments including chronic illnesses, joint problems and respiratory system disorders.


Physical Rehabilitation Therapy

This therapy uses non-invasive body movement work to quickly help patients recover their strength and energy. Dr. Hamilton can show you how to use massage and exercises at home to continue to treat your animal between appointments. Physical Rehab Therapy operates under the concept that small, gentle and frequent movement is ideal for restoring good health.

 


Clyde receiving electro-acupuncture, with caregiver Joan.
Boss enjoying retirement with his pal Lex.
Nutmeg receiving acupuncture treatment.

 

 

 

Brutus the cat receiving acupuncture treatment.