While acupuncture is perhaps the most widely recognized area of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), Chinese herbal therapy actually comprises the majority of TCVM. The Chinese Materia Medica (a pharmacological reference book used by practitioners of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine) describes thousands of medicinal substances-primarily plants, but also some minerals and animal products.
Different parts of plants, such as the leaves, roots, stems, flowers, and seeds, are used. In TCVM, herbs are often combined in formulas and given as capsules, liquid extracts, granules, or powders.
At Shiloh Animal Hospital, herbal therapy may only be administered after an thorough assessment of your pet has been made by a properly trained, licensed veterinarian. Our comprehensive herbal treatment involves a thorough history and physical examination followed by a patient assessment and formulation of a treatment plan.
If you would like further information about herbal therapy and whether it would help your dog or cat, please call us and book an appointment at your earliest convenience.