What is Holistic Veterinary Medicine?
Holistic Medicine, sometimes referred to as ‘alternative medicine’, takes on the whole picture of the patient – mind, body & spirit – to identify and treat underlying imbalances that cause disease. Holistic practitioners believe in the body’s own vital energy and its natural restorative powers; most alternative therapies are meant to be preventative.
What is Integrative Veterinary Medicine?
Integrative medicine combines conventional medicine with alternative therapies. Conventional and alternative practices have health benefits as well as limitations, but together, they provide a synergy that can transform a patient’s health. Dr. Codington treats the majority of his cases with great results utilizing this methodology of integrative medicine.
What alternative therapies are offered at The Country Vet?
Some of our vets offer the following modalities – be sure to mention when you schedule your appointment that you are interested in an holistic approach :
- Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture and Herbs)
- Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation
- Cold Laser Therapy
- Bach Flower Remedies