Similar to homeopathy, herbal therapy utilizes the power of nature, specifically plants. The main difference, however, is that herbal therapy does not prescribe to the same concept of “like cures like.” Herbal medicine acts to reduce or cure the disease or condition by counteracting it. Instead of isolating one chemical compound of a plant to use in plant-based drugs (think aspirin, derived from willow bark), herbal therapy uses all chemical components of a plant, letting them work together to treat disease.
Herbal therapy helps to:
Restoring Health with Ozone Therapy
Ozone therapy may sound like a modern practice, but it has been around for generations and there have been hundreds of medical ozone studies over the years. Here at Hanging Rock Animal Hospital, we create ozone using an ozone generator. As a highly reactive molecule, ozone only exists in the environment for a short time. Yet this short-lived molecule plays an important role in your pet’s healing: It helps balance cells to more efficiently take and utilize oxygen. Why is oxygen so important? All chronic pain and diseases are caused by a lack of oxygen at the cellular level. The more serious the disease, the lower the level of oxygen in the body.
Ozone therapy has little to no side effects and can be used in conjunction with almost any other therapy or treatment. It works by increasing the amount of oxygen in the body, which has a number of positive effects including decreasing inflammation, stimulating the immune system, and fighting off infections.
Common conditions that benefit from ozone therapy include:
We’ll discuss with you what the best administration method is for your pet and their unique condition.