Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is another component of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. It is often used in conjunction with acupuncture treatment to enhance the effectiveness of acupuncture or as a stand-alone treatment. The herb formulas are prescribed based on the pattern of imbalances found within the body through assessing the patient's history, symptoms, pulse character, tongue appearance and reaction to particular acupuncture points. These herbs can be used to treat conditions including arthritis, skin problems, hyperthyroidism, kidney failure in cats, immune-mediated disorders, cancer and other diseases/disorders.