Holistic Medical Practice
Therapies Dr. Truli Springer uses daily
- Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
- Traditional Chinese Herbal Remedies to treat and cure many conditions such as:
- Cushing’s Disease
- Chronic Skin and Allergy Problems
- Weak and Sore Ligaments
- Arthritis-type Pain that does not respond to arthritis medicine
- Epilepsy and Seizures
- Chronic Diarrhea and Vomiting
- and much, much more!
- Western herbal remedies to help cure (at least the following):
- “scooter powder” for anal sacs that need constant emptying
- chronic kitten/cat diarrhea
- skin treatments “inside & outside”
- kidney support
- cardiac support
- feline urologic syndrome, spastic, uncomfortable urethra in cats
- herbal arthritis treatment
- reduce anxiety
- disc disease in dog
- natural and mineral remedies
- heal wounds without surgery
- herbal insect repellent (excellent if you live by water)
- natural periodontal care
- homeopathic remedies
- Bach flower remedies
- pheromone treatments
- nutritional adjustments
- home-cooked and raw diet advice
For example, if your pet is suffering from diarrhea, we may prescribe a pharmaceutical medicine to help heal the intestines, and also a complementary herbal gel to promote healing, stop the diarrhea and cramping, and re-establish healthy bacteria in the intestines. Probiotics made for your pet will reseed the intestines with healthy bacteria and special food or a home made diet will soothe and heal the intestines. This comprehensive approach is comforting for your pet.
What do the different terms mean?
Holistic medicine generally means the approach of looking at the whole being to determine the best course of action. In humans, this is the social, spiritual, emotional, and physical aspects of a person’s life. Technically, if the patient is viewed holistically, then the treatment could be all allopathic – or not- depending on effectiveness and your wishes for how you live your life.
“The social aspects of a pet’s life can be essential to understanding their health issues. For example, a cat that gets a touch of blood in his stool when the doorbell rings does not need strong pharmaceutical medication to solve his problem,” says Doc Truli. “The spiritual life of pets is unexplored, contestable territory. Fascinating.”
Integrative medicine implies combining alternative modalities for healing with allopathic “Western” conventional medicine. This approach uses the diagnostic testing strength, emergency medicine, parasite treatments and control, and fast, strong good effects of Western medicine combined with the Traditional Chinese Medicine strengths of understanding underlying individual causes of illness and particularly addressing weaknesses and deficiencies, chronic disease, degenerative, aging, autoimmune, behavioral, and many other conditions that Western medicine either treats superficially and repeatedly or perhaps does not offer any treatment options. In extreme cases, Traditional Chinese Medicine can determine a course of treatment when diagnostic tests are impossible or unattainable.
“It’s so difficult to define spirtuality for a species other than human,” says Doc Springer. “Part of my treatment plan considers your ethical, moral, and spiritual points of view.”
complementary and alternative
Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) means we use evidence-based therapies and treatments that are not traditionally taught in veterinary medical school to augment the conventional medical treatments.
More and more modalities are no longer alternative – like acupuncture. Acupuncture is now taught at many veterinary schools. Also- I feel holistic medicine is the center of my life. I am not living “alternative” to any perceived norm and neither are my clients. I take a holistic view, not an adversarial view,” says Dr. Truli.
Naturopathic medicine focuses on the individual and does not define diseases. This means, instead of diagnosing a “disease,” a naturopathic doctor will characterize the person or pet in order to best understand how to help them help naturally. Homeopathic medicine is very useful for a naturopath. In many US States, naturopathy is regulated and licensed, and the physician is an “ND” or naturopathic doctor.
“I love the idea that I can help a patient, even if the diagnostic tests are inconclusive,” says Dr. Truli, who is not a naturopathic doctor, but is a licensed veterinary doctor, certified veterinary acupuncturist, and certified veterinary food therapist.
Truli Holistic Veterinary Services
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