Alternative Treatments is a compilation of procedures that do not fit the ‘norm’ of traditional medical procedures. These treatments are also not part of the formal educational process. However, more and more of these natural therapies are finding their place in everyday veterinary medicine.
How Do Alternative Treatments Work?
Many alternative treatments rely upon the body’s innate ability to heal itself.
This is accomplished by stimulating or suppressing the immune system. The body as a whole is considered with these therapies and prevention of disease is considered a primary goal. In contrast, traditional medicine is often reactionary and focuses on eliminating symptoms of disease.