Holistic medicines & care are an alternative way of healing problem dogs, not only using the normal drugs and medicines a regular pet veterinarian evaluation might prescribe, but also providing remedies brought to us through natural sources, which doesn't necessarily mean an exclusive herbal food treatment. Here is a little info on what is holistic medicine. We can say that the holistic or alternative medicine is a great complement to traditional medicine and even though when they are not thought together at college, they get alone really well. The holistic medicine for dogs, sees the dogs not only as a physical entity, but as a whole, taking in consideration not only the moment or the momentary symptoms the dog may have but also its background and its living conditions (diet, lifestyle, etc.)

Holistic practitioners say that traditional doctor is momentary and holistic is preventive. The holistic medicine doesn't work to make the symptoms disappear, it works to prevent any possible disease the dog may have considering all the possible factor that could make it sick (diet, living conditions, etc.)

These specialists think traditional medicine is helpful to attack the symptoms of the disease but not to really cure it and make it disappear, as holistic medicine do, because the disease is attacked from its bases. So that is why they should work together to complement each other. It is very important to say that holistic medicine main concept is prevention. This prevention concept involves lots of things, such as a healthy diet, a good exercising routine, interaction with the people and the environment surrounding the dog and so on.

There are many ways to apply holistic medicine in our dogs. They are:

  • Aromatherapy.
  • Chiropractic.
  • Essences.
  • Herbs.
  • Homeopathy.
  • Light Therapy.
  • Magnetic Therapy.
  • Massage Therapy.
  • Nutrition.
  • Oxygen Therapy.
  • Physical Therapy.
  • Reflexology.
  • Vibrational Healing.

The most remarkable aspect of this type of medicine and therapy is that it can not be harmful for your dog in any way, because it is not based in drugs. The dogs, as humans, have energy and alternative medicine will go on well being of your dog, considering also its energy and not only its body. They consider the dog as a whole and not only as a physical entity. So, why don't you and your dog give it a try?

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