Chinese Herbal Medicine is one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Herbal medicine has been used in China for about 4,000 years. In present day China human patients receive herbal medicines alone or in conjunction with acupuncture in 80% of cases compared to 20% receiving acupuncture alone. Herbal medicine has been shown to be effective in treating a variety of medical conditions including gastrointestinal, respiratory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, cardiovascular, dermatological and cancers.
I believe the best therapy is a combination of acupuncture and herbal medicine to balance the body and provide long term well-being to the patient. The herbs I use are formulations containing multiple herbs that work together to treat a specific condition. All the herbs I use are from a company called Dr. Xie’s Jing Tang Herbal, based in Reddick, FL. Dr. Huisheng Xie, DVM, PhD, MS is the owner and herbologist with over 25 years of experience. Quality Control is most important to preserve the safety and efficacy of these herbal formulas which do NOT contain any heavy metals or material from endangered species.
With few exceptions, Chinese Herbal Medicine can be used in conjunction with Western medications, have minimal to no side effects and are well accepted by most animals.