For many pet parents, having the option to choose alternative therapy for their animal family members is a huge benefit. At Marina Village Veterinary, we’re pleased to offer a number of these integrative treatment options.
Acupuncture operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source is somehow disrupted, sickness and pain can result. To address this, special acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body to promote healing and reduce pain. Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat anything from arthritis to respiratory problems and just about everything in between. It can also be used to boost the immune system.
Chiropractic care in pets is similar to how it’s practiced on human patients. A chiropractic adjustment, performed by a well-trained professional, can correct the musculoskeletal system when it has become misaligned. When even one vertebra is out of place, it can cause issues in the surrounding muscles and ligaments. Chiropractic care can relieve pain, improve mobility, and enhance overall wellbeing.
Laser therapy uses the power of light to naturally reduce pain and accelerate healing. We can use laser therapy to treat a wide range of conditions in companion animals, from chronic pain to dental disease, and so much more. Laser therapy is quick, painless, and proven to be effective. It also does not require the use of medication or surgery, which makes it ideal for sick or older pets.
The ancient art of Chinese herbal medicine is highly effective in treating chronic medical conditions and is often used to relieve pain, improve and restore proper organ function, and strengthen the immune system. The ultimate goal of herbal therapy is to return the body to a natural state of balance and wellness without the risk of side effects that traditional pharmaceuticals can present.
Homeopathy is based on the theory that the very same substances that cause illness in the body, when used strategically, can also counteract those same symptoms. Homeopathic medicine uses natural ingredients to help strengthen the body’s ability to fight off illness and restore a sense of balance. It is especially useful in managing chronic medical conditions to improve a pet’s overall quality of life.
The holistic medicine options at Marina Village Veterinary are typically used in conjunction with our traditional Western medical services. They can also be used as standalone treatments in certain cases. Your pet’s individual situation will be carefully considered when we are developing our treatment recommendation.
If you’re interested in learning how the integrative therapy services at Marina Village Veterinary could provide healing and relief for your animal companion, we invite you to start a conversation today!
Marina Village Veterinary
We are located at the east (marina) end of Marina Village Shopping Center. Left off the Posey Tube.
943 Marina Village Pkwy
Alameda, CA 94501