College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medical Center

Complementary Alternative Medicine

The Complementary and Alternative Medicine Service see both small and large animals, avian and some exotics. Western and Traditional Oriental Medicine may be used for diagnosis and treatment, providing a unique, comprehensive approach to veterinary health care.

Traditional Veterinary Oriental Medicine can be used to treat most medical conditions as well as relieving pain, strengthening the immune system, and improving specific or overall organ function/imbalance. An example of possible conditions for treatment are included below:

  • Wellness check up, healthy puppy or kitten exam, preventative medicine
  • Musculoskeletal & neurological problems: hip dysplasia, osteoarthritis, muscle strain, soft tissue injuries, lameness, tremors, chronic pain, paresis, paralysis, hemiplasia, facial nerve paralysis, polyarthritis, seizures, post-operative pain and healing.
  • Skin problems: allergic dermatitis, contact dermatitis, pruritis, and alopecia.
  • Behavioral disorders: fear, aggression, anxiety, restlessness, inappropriate urination, polyphagia.
  • Respiratory problems: rhinitis, sinusitis, asthma, wheezing, heaves, chronic bronchitis
  • Cardiovascular diseases: congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, high cholesterol
  • Gastrointestinal disorders; vomiting, anorexia, nausea, diarrhea, constipation, acid/food regurgitation, IBD, drooling, liver/stomach diseases, non-surgical colic.
  • Endocrine/metabolic disorders; hypo- and hyperthyroidism, obesity, diabetes, cushings, Addisons.
  • Genitourinary disorders; urinary incontinence, recurrent urinary tract infection, kidney/bladder stones, scanty/difficult urination, renal disease.
  • Cancer, alleviation of side effects from conventional cancer therapies (chemotherapy, radiation therapy), immune-mediated disorders.
Services
  • Acupuncture
  • Electro-acupuncture
  • Tui-na
  • Moxabustion
  • Food therapy based on traditional Oriental medicine theory
  • Supplement recommendations
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  • Last modified on August 2, 2013