What is a Holistic Practitioner?
It has been estimated that 90% of the chronic diseases that plague people and our pets may start in the gut.
Food is environmental exposure on the inside.
Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food. ~Hippocrates
The simple answer is that the holistic practitioner looks at the whole patient including the mind, body and environment. Traditional western, or modern, medicine focuses on symptoms, diagnosis and disease separating these from the whole. The holistic approach looks at the whole, attempting to restore balance and assist the body in doing what it does best, heal itself.
In my practice, my focus for your pet will include lifestyle with a large emphasis on nutrition. I will use nutritional supplements, herbal supplements, veterinary orthopedic manipulation, VOM (a chiropractic modality) and pulsed magnetic field therapy (PMFT) to help your pet heal and alleviate current discomfort. When appropriate, I will also use the best that western medicine has to offer, including surgery and/or pharmaceuticals.
You should expect that your visits with me will be longer than traditional visits to your veterinarian as there will be a lot of information to gather. The first consultation is often scheduled for 60-90 minutes. I will spend time getting to know you and your pet. This conversation will help me to create a strategy to help your pet regain his or her optimal health.
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