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What is Traditional Chinese Medicine?
Traditional Chinese Medicine or ‘TCM’ believes in “curing the root” of a disease and not merely in treating its symptoms.
Traditional Chinese medicine seeks to harmonize and re-balance the entire body’s system rather than to just treating the presenting symptoms. Since proper internal balance is considered to be the key to health, TCM strives to cure disease by restoring that balance and therefore allowing the body to repair itself.
In Western medicine, patients with similar complaints or diseases, usually will receive virtually the same treatment.
In TCM however, the practitioner treats the patient and their unique picture of symptoms and does not treat based on the name of the diagnosed condition, believing that identical diseases can have entirely different causes.
The Traditional Veterinary Chinese formulas I use in practice for my animal clients are extremely well proven and safe. The main reason I also like to use them is that they can often also be safely used alongside conventional Veterinary prescribed medicines as well, allowing the body to be on a minimum dose of a medicine, which can therefore lead to less side effects from the drug. Another great benefit is that the Chinese herbs can be mixed in with the food, they are usually very well accepted, as we take a number of days to introduce the new flavor to the diet.