Olde Towne Animal Hospital

Complementary Therapies

At Olde Towne Animal Hospital, we provide alternative and complementary approaches to traditional veterinary care. By integrating traditional and alternative medicine we can provide the best possible treatment for your pet. The goal is to use any and all treatment options available to find the most effective treatment for your pet's current condition.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

At Olde Towne Animal Hospital, we integrate Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine with Western veterinary practices to support the best clinical outcomes in our patients. Although these services have been used in China for thousands of years, they are relatively new to the veterinary field in the United States. The four branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine are:

  1. Acupuncture
  2. Food Therapy
  3. Tui-na (massage & manipulative therapy)
  4. Herbal Medicine

At Olde Towne Animal Hospital, Dr. Grosjean is certified in all 4 branches and integrates Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine with Western veterinary practices to support the best clinical outcomes in our patients.

Herbal Medicine

Dr. Grosjean has spent years studying Chinese medicine and herbal prescriptions and is highly trained to determine the proper herbal formula for your pet.

Chinese herbal medicine is the study and implementation of herbs, or a combination of herbs, to help combat disease in the body. It has proven to be an effective treatment model for conditions ranging from dermatitis to cancer. Clinical outcomes are most successful when used in combination with modern veterinary medicine and other alternative treatments, such as acupuncture. Because the ingredients are all herbal, very few, if any, negative side effects are produced. In small animals, herbal formulas are typically administered orally in the form of a capsule or pill.

When devising a treatment plan, Dr. Grosjean will always looks at both schools of thought - Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and Western Medicine. This means herbal therapy will always be paired with Western veterinary medicine to bring forth the most comprehensive clinical outcomes in our patients. Generally, Western veterinary medicine is best for treating acute conditions.

On the other hand, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is best for treating the entire bodily system, not only the ailment. Together, these schools of thought are complementary and robust. At present, Chinese herbal medicine can benefit a variety of medical conditions that challenge traditional veterinary medicine. If immediate surgery is required, Chinese herbal medicine cannot be considered as a treatment option. The most common conditions treated with the help of Chinese herbal medicine include:

  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic Kidney Failure
  • Chronic Lameness
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Allergic Skin Disease
  • Liver Failure
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

In some cases, the herbs are not used to treat a condition. Rather, they are used as a tonic to support healthy organ functioning.

Laser Therapy

This FDA-approved, deep-penetrating light allows relief of pain through the release of endorphins and stimulates the injured cells to heal at a faster rate. When choosing a treatment option for your pet there is now an alternative to pharmaceuticals. The K-Laser System uses 4 wavelengths of near infra-red light that can provide immediate results without any harmful side-effects. This is a huge benefit in treating chronic conditions such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, back disease or injury, and degenerative joint diseases. If the patient is itching, infected, inflamed or in pain use of a K-laser can help.

Laser therapy improves and promotes healing, relieves pain and spasm, increases joint flexibility, reduces symptoms of arthritis, improves circulation and helps eliminate trigger points. We are using a therapy laser after surgery, dental procedures, for skin sores and arthritis.

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