Herbal Medicine includes the use of naturally occurring substances from plants and animal to help heal the body.
These herbs work in much the same way as acupuncture by affecting the flow of Qi or the Yin and Yang of the body.
If one of these forces is out of balance, we use herbs to help bring the body back to balance.
Herbal Medicine for Pets: How Does It Compare to Traditional Drugs?
In Western medicine, the equivalent to herbal medicine would be pharmaceuticals such as antibiotics, heart medications, and anti-inflammatory medications.
Eastern herbal medicine is usually a combination of several different herbs.
The herbs are blended together in order to achieve a certain goal after an Eastern medical diagnosis is made.
Therefore, Eastern herbal blends require a TCVM veterinarian’s Eastern medical diagnosis.
Western herbs, on the other hand, do not require a veterinary diagnosis.
In addition, they usually single-herb formulas instead of a combination of ingredients.
Also, veterinarians use Western herbs to treat the Western symptoms of a disease.
Herbs take roughly two weeks to start working, and approximately six weeks to reach the desired effects upon the body.
Are you interested in using herbs to help your pet reach optimum health potential?