Bone Cancer in Dogs

Complementary Therapies

Complementary Therapies

Holistic Therapy

Holistic medicine addresses the whole individual from a physical, emotional, and spiritual aspect. Modern conventional medicine tends to focus primarily on the physical symptoms of the disease. Holistic medicine generally seeks to find the underlying cause. So, although getting rid of the symptoms of disease is important, it is also recognized that the symptoms may be a method and an integral part of the healing process.
A holistic approach that combines the best of both worlds (conventional and alternative) is called an integrative or complementary approach. Both have benefits and both have limitations.

Although most natural products are safe, some are toxic. There are many controversial topics among the effectiveness of supplements and the combination of different supplements with different conventional medicines.

If you are considering a consultation with a holistic veterinarian, the organization listed below may be of help.


American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association

Finally, make sure your oncologist and primary veterinarian are in agreement with the addition of a holistic approach.

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