What is Herbal Therapy?
Chinese Herbal Medicine is a major branch of Chinese Medicine. The simultaneous use of Acupuncture and Herbal therapy, depending on the condition, may enhance or speed up the results compared to treating with either modality by itself. Herbs are used to correct an imbalance that is underlying a disease pattern and to promote the body's ability to heal.
Each herb has a different effect on the body and can fall under varying classifications such as warming, cooling, bitter, and sour. In addition, each herb affects different organ systems such as the liver, lung, and heart. When treating a condition, a combination of herbs is used to create a balanced formula to address a disease pattern.
Herbal therapy is increasing in popularity as an all-natural treatment option that is generally safe when prescribed correctly. There is growing research that the use of herbal formulas are effective in treating an array of conditions including allergies, arthritis, musculoskeletal injuries, behavioral disorders, respiratory conditions, and gastrointestinal issues. Additionally, herbal therapy can improve the quality of life for our geriatric animals and even provide relief for cancer patients. Herbal therapy can be used in conjunction with western medicine.
Dr. Xie's Jing Tang Herbal INC is an herbal pharmacy that produces veterinary formulated herbal supplements. Check out Dr. Xie's Herbal Q & A Video Session below:
EXAMPLES OF THE MOST COMMONLY USED HERBAL FORMULAS
These are the different forms that the herbal supplements come in for complete ease of administration. Based on your animal's preference, forms can range from a simple powder to be fed with daily meals or in the form of biscuits to be given as a treat twice daily.
Dosing and duration depends on the weight of the animal and condition that is being treated. For more information, please contact Dr. Carrie Porter to discuss your pet.