Herbal Medicine and Nutritional Supplements
Chinese herbal medicine is based on the same theories and principles as acupuncture. Many of the formulas used today were formulated over 2,000 years ago and have remain largely unchanged over the millennia! The formulas were written to be balanced and to mitigate their own side effects. Chinese herbs have a number of applications, particularly in the areas of internal medicine and cancer. Sometimes herbs are used in conjunction with conventional medications, but in many cases they can completely eliminate the need for medication. Dr. Kris will incorporate them into a comprehensive treatment plan if they are indicated.
A fresh, healthful diet that is properly balanced rarely needs to be supplemented. In cases where a pet presents with specific imbalances, Dr. Kris may use specific, targeted supplements on a temporary basis.