Chinese herbs are used to enhance overall health and can be combined with other treatment modalities to address medical disorders involving behavior, dermatology, cardiology, gastroenterology, oncology, respiratory, reproduction, and sports medicine.
Dr. G will formulate a pattern diagnosis based on TCVM, including tongue and pulse characteristics and behavior patterns at home, to prescribe herbal formulas for chronic conditions. Most Chinese herbs can be used alone or in conjunction with Western and Eastern medicine. Herbs are natural and tolerated by pets when introduced slowly. They can be administered by capsules or powders mixed in with your pet’s food.
The ultimate goal of herbal therapy is to treat disorders naturally, and lower the amount of prescription medication a pet’s body is exposed to. A typical example is the arthritic dog, who is frequently placed on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) to treat pain. Dr G opts to treat these patients with herbal therapy in conjunction with acupuncture. She is usually able to control their pain naturally while weaning them off of the potentially nephrotoxic NSAID medications.