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The Mayo Clinic, Rush Presbyterian Hospital and The Harvard Medical School are just a few of the medical institutions utilizing integrative medicine, a practice that is becoming more prevalent in veterinary care. Integrative medical care is often confused with alternative medicine. Alternative medical care is in lieu of traditional veterinary care (allopathic or western medicine). Integrative medicine combines conventional Western medicine with proven non-traditional medicine, such as herbal medicine, acupuncture, massage, etc. — improving diagnostic effectiveness and expanding treatment options. Veterinary medicine has been following this trend with more specialty centers and integrative practices offering rehabilitation, acupuncture, nutritional consults, cold laser therapy, spinal adjusting or other (non-traditional) treatments in conjunction with traditional Western medicine.
So, what is behind the trend?
As more research is being done by the National Institute of Health, we are gaining a better understanding of the physiological and neurological reasons behind the effectiveness of non-allopathic treatments. Increased public demand and positive medical outcomes have generated wider acceptance within the medical community. Simultaneously, specialized training has become more widely available, increasing the number of veterinary professionals able to provide these services. The Animal Rehabilitation and Wellness Center (ARWC) is a specialty clinic that utilizes an integrative approach to rehabilitation & sports medicine and a wide variety of complex medical cases. Our services include:
Doctor Consultations and Exams
Consults are provided by Dr. Adams who has extensive training in Rehabilitative Sports Medicine and Integrative Medicine. She has over 24 years experience in general medicine and emergency medicine and over 15 years in 24 hour specialty referral practices co-managing patients with surgeons, internists, neurologists, oncologists, criticalists, emergency care DVMs. Dr. Adams has advanced training and certifications in rehabilitation, animal chiropractic, TCVM (Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine), acupuncture, Chinese and western herbs, nutritional and supplements along with 7 years of experience in stem cell research and treatment. Her depth of experience and professional training create a specialized set of skills to help diagnose and treat illness or injury. During each exam Dr. Adams provides a
Types of exams include:
Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine - advancing the art and science of veterinary medicine by caring for the structural, physiological, medical and nutritional needs of animals and restoring them to normal form and function after injury or illness.
Integrative Medicine – Combining traditional and non-traditional medical modalities to provide a broad spectrum of proven medical options for the treatment and prevention of common and complex conditions. Conditions we frequently treat include vaccine reactions, rattlesnake bites,uncontrollable seizures, liver and kidney disease, pancreatitis, chronic upper respiratory issues, IBS and immune mediated disease.