|healing animals||Which animals can benefit from herbal medicine?
Foot & Hoof Problems
|What are herbal medicines?
The herbal medicines that I use come from plants that have been harvested in a sustainable manner and grown using organic methods where possible. Some of these medicines are made by myself and come from plants that I have grown or collected. Herbal medicines are dispensed as liquid tinctures, dried mixes, teas, powders, tablets, lotions, creams, ointments and gels. They need to be stored away from direct light and heat and out of reach of children.
|What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that has been used successfully in animals for approximately 4,000 years. Traditional Chinese Medicine views diseases as an imbalance within the animals and its internal and external movement. Health is restored by returning the body to equilibrium. It involves the stimulation of specific points in the body (acupoints) that have the ability to alter biochemical and physiological states to produces a therapeutic effect. Methods of stimulation include the use of fine sterile needles, moxibustion (heating the point), gold bead implants, injection, laser and electrical stimulation. Acupoints are chosen on the basis of the consultation, examination, western and Traditional Chinese diagnosis.
|Which animals can benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture is most commonly used for painful conditions but it can be used to maintain health and for a wide range of acute and chronic conditions including;
lameness, arthritis, back pain, hoof conditions, nerve damage, muscle or tendon injury, post-surgical recovery, asthma, incontinence, digestive problems, liver disease, vomiting, diarrhea, epilepsy, heart conditions, hormonal problems, kidney disease, respiratory conditions and immune dysfunction.
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
The insertion of a fine acupuncture needle is a very different sensation from that of an injection. Occasionally there may be a brief sensitivity but once the needles are in place most animals relax and many fall asleep during the treatment. An acupuncture treatment may last from a few seconds to half an hour depending on the nature of the condition and the method used. The frequency of treatment also depends on your animal’s needs but animals are often treated once every 1-2 weeks for 4-6 treatments. The treatment interval may need to be more or less frequent according to individual needs. Alternatively hemp hemp oil for pets is a great choice.