Alternative Therapies

Alternative therapies generally refer to those therapies that are not considered part of mainstream Western medicine. They are also referred to as complementary, holistic or unconventional therapies. While Western medicine treats the disease, alternative therapies treat the person who has the illness. In the treatment of disease, alternative therapies focus on strengthening the self-healing abilities of the individual. In addition, alternative therapies can be very helpful in relieving stress and reducing pain.

Many alternative therapies are beginning to gain recognition by mainstream medicine as helpful in the fight against disease. Most alternative therapies can be used in conjunction with conventional treatments; thus the term complementary therapies. In fact, many studies have shown that alternative therapies can enhance the effectiveness of conventional Western treatments. Alternative thrapies cn also be used alone if you choose not to undergo Western medical treatments.

There is a tremendous amount of information on alternative therapies for disease. Be cautious of anyone or anything that proclaims a miraculous cure. It is important to seek advise from reputible health professionals who are well-educated in their field. There are also numerous books available to read concerning alternative therapies. Be an informed consumer and educate yourself. Current available modalities for pets include: acupuncture, nutrition, homeopathy and herbal medicine.

Rutherford Animal Hospital offers a complete selection of nuttaceuticals and other complementary products. We also provide acupuncture treatment, which is available by making an appointment.

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