Chinese Herbal Therapy 〉
Western Herbal Therapy 〉
· Chinese Herbal Therapy ·
Chinese herbal medicine is very useful for treating many chronic medical conditions in domestic animals. Herbal formulas include a combination of herbs to enhance the effects of the individual herbs and decrease potential side effects. Herbal formulas are used based on each animal’s unique Chinese medical diagnosis and are frequently combined with acupuncture.
Herbal formulas are useful in older or sick animals who may not tolerate Western medications well. For example, many Western medications can have harsh side effects on the liver and kidneys. Chinese herbal medicine can be used in conjunction with, or in place of these medications to lessen side effects and treat the underlying disease.
· Western Herbal Therapy ·
There are also many useful western herbs that can help support organ function. Whole food supplements , such as Standard Process products, use the inherent nutritional value of foods for disease prevention and treatment. Common examples include the use of milk thistle for liver support and hawthorn for heart support. Western herbs are often used in addition to, or instead of, Chinese herbal therapy.
Commonly Treated Conditions