Are you interested in a Holistic Approach to Healthcare and the many benefits for your pet? At MainStreet Veterinarians, we practice both conventional as well as alternative animal healthcare centered on love, empathy, and respect.
A holistic veterinarian while treating an animal will determine the best combination of both conventional and alternative or complementary therapies for a specific furry loved one.
What is Holistic Medicine?
Holistic medicine functions from the understanding that the animal body, when in balance, has the inherent ability to heal itself and maintain strong health.
Holistic medicine incorporates modern practices for animals healthcare rooted in ancient wisdom that is both natural and gentle healing alternative to control and suppress your pet’s symptoms that conventional treatments generally offer. We highly recommend that you consider holistic modalities to help your pet achieve the best quality of life possible.
Holistic modalities include:
- Tui-na massage / manipulation
- Herbal therapy
- Nutritional counseling
- Behavioral counseling
- Other non-invasive treatments
These treatments assist in restoring a pet’s balance and harmony. When a body’s harmony is restored, and systems are in balance, your pet can heal and thrive.
Benefits of Holistic Medicine
Holistic treatments are thought to alleviate stress, anxiety and fear, and the behaviors they cause. Holistic medicine addresses the same health concerns that a conventionally trained veterinarian. With holistic veterinarians, it is not so much a method of treatment as much as it is an approach to how treatments should be applied.
Western medicine focuses on the symptoms surrounding a specific diagnosis or disease and then aims to ‘fix the problem’ through drugs or surgery. A holistic approach to health care looks at the whole body, (spiritual, emotional and physical), and benefits by helping an animal heal themselves, or bring their bodies to their optimal health. Holistic healing addresses the energetic imbalances and blockages at the root of the issue rather than simply alleviating the overlying symptoms. When symptoms alone are treated with Western drugs, therapies, or surgeries, your pet may experience temporary relief. But without restoring harmony to the body, the persisting imbalances often results in an eventual worsening of symptoms and manifesting of disease on a deeper level of the (emotional and/or physical) body.
If you have been unsuccessful with traditional methods to help your pet with allergies, arthritis, pain, digestive issues, or anxiety, a more holistic approach may better for you and your pet. Today many veterinarians use traditional methods like lab tests and prescription drugs in conjunction with holistic remedies and procedures for animals. Both Western and Holistic healthcare can be beneficial for your furry loved one.
At MainStreet Veterinarians, we offer Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (pet chiropractic), nutritional counseling and NRT (Nutrition Response testing) and a wide array of holistic foods and nutritional supplements.
MainStreet Veterinarians practices both conventional as well as alternative animal healthcare from our friendly office in Stone Mountain, GA. Offering mainly conventional veterinary medicine and surgery to also offering a wide array of alternative and holistic treatments to the veterinary community as well. Call us today to make an appointment with your beloved pet at 770-498-4620 or send us an email.