Promote healing with herbs and plants.
Herbal therapy is a form of holistic treatment that has been used for thousands of years. It involves relying on the therapeutic properties of various herbs and plants to promote healing.
While most often encapsulated in a pill, herbs can be used in oils, tinctures, granular extracts, lotions, and creams. The herbs can either be used alone or as part of a formula.
When treatment is successful, herbal therapy can:
- Eliminate pain
- Support the immune system
- Reduce inflammation
- Improve blood flow
- Promote the aging of cancer cells
- Eliminate the need for medication
As with any kind of veterinary treatment, you should never begin treatment without a diagnosis. Treatment recommendations can be made by one of our veterinarians who will then oversee your pet’s individual case.
Answers to some of your most common questions:
What Is Prolotherapy?
Prolotherapy (also known as reconstructive therapy, sclerotherapy, or proliferative therapy) is a non-surgical technique that stimulates the body’s natural healing mechanism to repair damaged tissue and joints. This form of therapy, which is extremely safe compared to surgical procedures and drugs, uses injections of natural substances [dextrose (sterile sugar), vitamin B12, lidocaine & homeopathic solutions] to stimulate the growth of special cells called fibroblasts that strengthen weakly and damaged supportive tissue in and around joints. This includes, but is not limited to, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and cartilage.
What Pets Benefit From Prolotherapy?
Most arthritis in animals is due to unstable, damaged joints. The supportive tissue often becomes stretched and the joint begins to move in unnatural directions, which damages the cartilage surfaces. This creates inflammation and trauma to the joint; pain and decreased mobility follow. By injecting in and around the joints, the strength of the joint can be increased by 30-40% more than before the injury.
Common areas that can be treated this way include spinal vertebrae, pelvis, hip, knees, elbows, and virtually any joint in the body. This has been safely used on people since the 1950s and was developed by surgeon George Hackett, M.D. This is a therapy that is worth exploring for many pets who have back and/or joint problems. For more information on human prolotherapy, visit www.getprolo.com.