What is integrative veterinary medicine?
Integrative medicine combines complimentary and alternative medicine with conventional western medicine to provide a more balance approach. It takes a holistic or whole body view to help heal, provide pain relief and overall improve quality of life.
Why should I choose integrative or holistic veterinary medicine?
Integrative modalities can help harness your pet’s ability to heal, rather than focusing on a single issue with reactive medicine.
Modalities that may be implemented by Dr. Braun include:
- Dietary supplements
- Dietary changes
- Herbs (western and Chinese)
- Recommendations of massage or rehabilitative therapy
- Cold laser therapy (photobiomodulation)
What conditions can integrative medicine help with?
Any condition can be supported with integrative or holistic medicine. However, some common conditions we treat include:
- Chronic kidney disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Certain types of cancer
- Arthritis or mobility disorders
- Liver disease
- Asthma or other respiratory diseases
What are the risks of integrative or holistic (‘complimentary’) medicine?
Since holistic medicine works alongside conventional medicine, the risks are minimal. Like any supplement or therapy, your pet may have an adverse reaction to the supplements or herbs or there may be a risk of interactions with conventional medications if one is started without consulting with an integrative veterinarian.
Why choose Dr. Braun?
Dr. Braun travels to your home to discuss integrative therapies, which allows a lower stress environment to aid healing.
– Certified by CuraCore in small, exotic and large animal acupuncture in 2018
– Chinese herbal course by CIVT
– Feline Integrative Medicine Course by Chi Institute (Tui-Na, herbs, Acupuncture, food therapy)
– Member of American Holistic Veterinary Medicine Association