Integrative Therapies for PetsDec 29, 2020 02:17PM ● By Linda T. Stern
Foods, Chinese herbs and nutraceuticals have therapeutic properties in the right combinations to help with many conditions, as well. Foods such as turkey, duck and pork can cool the body, while chicken, venison and lamb warm the body, increasing qi energy. Chinese herbs can also help with reducing inflammation, pruritus (itch) and pain. Nutraceuticals can help with inflammation, pain, detoxification and organ system support (e.g., liver and kidney tonification). Many of these modalities, foods, herbs and nutraceuticals are used in combination for the best results so that the progression of an ailment is reduced or reversed.
Linda T. Stern, DVM MS CVA, is the owner of Healing Creatures Animal Hospital, located at 3300 Hartzdale Dr., Ste. 108, in Camp Hill. For more information, call 717-730-3755 or visit HealingCreatures.com.