Alternative medicine, more commonly known as eastern medicine, combines the use of herbs, homeopathy, and acupuncture to align the animal’s chi, resulting in restored health. Although many consider eastern medicine mundane and ineffective, it is a growing trend among health professionals. Veterinary Technician and Herbalist at Four Paws, Cortne Ross, says the use of eastern methods allows animals to be treated with nontoxic herbs as opposed to potentially harmful chemicals.
“Chinese medicine takes a little bit longer to take effect than western medicine does, but you see more of a result. With Western medicine you cover up the problem and dope the animals up with pain medicine and any thing that will make them feel better instead of actually healing the legitimate problem.”
- Cortne Ross
If these methods are adopted, Four Paws will be the first veterinary clinic in San Marcos to offer alternative medicine for animals.
Wil Widner, KTSW News.