Chinese herbs have been used for centuries.
It is estimated that there are some 13,000 medicinals used in China and over 100,000 medicinal recipes recorded in the ancient literature. Many of these herbs play a very important part in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and often used in conjunction with acupuncture in order to continue the positive effects of acupuncture between acupuncture treatments. Often long term Chinese Medicinal Therapy is needed to correct serious or long term imbalances or as a therapeutic adjunct for chronic diseases and pain management.
About Herbal Formulas:
Herbal formulas, or Decoctions, usually consist of multiple individual herbs and are designed to have specific medicinal effects aimed at treatment of specific, or sometimes, general conditions. The overall effect of the formula is based on the effects of the individual herbs as well as their combined effects. Formulas are tailored to an individual pet’s imbalances, illnesses or deficiencies. They are often changed based on progress and results obtained.
The Safety of Chinese Herbs:
Chinese herbs are very safe to take and rarely have side effects. Unlike many therapeutic western drugs prescribed by Veterinarians, these herbs are natural, milder and slower acting resulting in their greater safety.
Chinese Herbs combined with Acupuncture:
Using Chinese Herbs along with acupuncture often enhances the effects of treatment and can be more effective than the use of either acupuncture or herbs alone. Herbs are usually dispensed in a granular form and can be added to your pet’s food or fed separately. Dosages are weight-dependent and should be accurately measured prior to each administration