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The Holistic Approach . Pam Rosenberg Shawn Dolan. Five modalities. Massage Hydrotherapy Chiropractic Aromatherapy Homeopathy. Improves circulation Increases range of motion Preventing injury Reduces inflammation Relieves tension. Massage Therapy . Stimulates lymphatic system

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the holistic approach

The Holistic Approach

Pam Rosenberg

Shawn Dolan

five modalities
Five modalities
  • Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Chiropractic
  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathy
massage therapy
Improves circulation

Increases range of motion

Preventing injury

Reduces inflammation

Relieves tension

Massage Therapy
massage therapy4
Stimulates lymphatic system

Eliminate toxins and promote healing

Improves animal disposition

Treat body as a whole

Massage Therapy
when not to massage
Shock

Lowers blood pressure

Fever

Speeds up metabolism

Cancer

Could spread

When not to massage
massage programs
Equissage

One week course in VA

Certified with the (IAESMT) International Association of Equine Sports Massage Therapists

Massage Programs
benefits of hydrotherapy
Improve general fitness

Improve muscle tone

Helpful in recovering from injury or operation

Bone are not put under great stresses as on land

Benefits of Hydrotherapy
hydrotherapy s unique features
Thermal effects

Warm for dogs, cooler for horses

Buoyancy

For weight bearing problems

Increase hydrostatic pressure

Edema

Cohesion

Resistance moving through water

Turbulence

Hydrotherapy’s unique features
therapy for animals
Therapy for animals
  • Weak, unbalanced animals
  • Animals that can’t bear weight on their joints
  • Arthritis, fractures, CNS problems
hydrotherapy is not for
Hydrotherapy is NOT for:
  • Animals with heart and/or respiratory dysfunctions.
animal rehabilitation center of mi
Animal Rehabilitation Center of MI
  • A tank of approximately 4 ft x 6 ft
    • Cleaned every 10 days
  • Run about 8 dogs through a day
  • $50 to $100 a day
  • Annette swims with frightened dogs
chiropractic
A back problem is almost always secondary to a primary cause.

Ie: shoeing, badly fitting saddle, injury

Chiropractic
what is chiropractic
Joint manipulation aka adjustments

One fixed joint causes excess movement of surrounding joints.

Deals with the entire body as a whole

What is Chiropractic?
when to use chiropractic
Pain

Last thing to come and the first to go

Changes in animal’s

Attitude

Performance

Signs of stiffness, soreness, muscle spasms

When to use Chiropractic
bones history
3 yr old Appendix

Green broke, off the track

Injury to right hind in July of 2001

Caught in a fence?

Abandoned

Bones’ History
bones butt
Lowering of hip on right side

Can not physically stand square

How did this happen?

How do you fix this without chiropractic?

Bones’ Butt
aromatherapy
Aromatherapy
  • The art and science of using essential oils from plant sources for the health and well being of the patient.
essential oils
Essential Oils
  • Life force of plants
  • Affect the patient on both mental and emotional planes
  • Act through the resonance principal
  • Many uses
    • Massage, Candles
    • Ingested, Aromatherapy
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Aromatherapy
  • Quick acting
  • Oils are inhaled
  • Stimulate olfactory nerve
  • Send messages to limbic area of the brain
    • memory, learning, emotion
homeopathy
Homeopathy
  • The natural pharmaceutical science that uses various plants, minerals and vitamins in very small doses to stimulate the body’s natural defenses.
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Homeopathy
  • Body cures itself, homeopathy creates/facilitates conditions so healing can take place
  • Giving small doses that cause symptoms
    • 1:9 – 1:30
    • Allergy injection
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Homeopathy
  • No clear scientific explanation
  • Scientific research
  • Becoming more and more popular
    • OTC
why integrate complementary healing and conventional veterinary medicine
Why Integrate Complementary Healing and Conventional Veterinary Medicine?

• Western practitioners respond, “because I am tired of not being able to help.” (Particularly in managing chronic illnesses.)

•“There are more options to animals healing than we ever imagined…” (Allen Schoen, DVM)

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Why Integrate Complementary Healing and Conventional Veterinary Medicine?

• There is a difference between treating and healing. Treatment comes from the outside. Healing comes from within. (Dr. Andrew Weil).

• Practice builder –

You’ll be unique in your area!

three examples an integrative approach to
Three Examples:An Integrative Approach to:
  • Managing Seizures
  • Upper Respiratory Infections
  • Bladder Problems in Cats
an integrative approach to managing seizures in small animals
An Integrative Approach to Managing Seizures ( in small animals)
  • If possible, eliminate the cause:
    • food allergies?
    • neurotoxic insecticides?
    • over vaccination?
an integrative approach to managing seizures
An Integrative Approach to Managing Seizures
  • If the cause is unknown, some management options include:
  • Supplementation:
    • Eg. Antioxidant combination of Vitamin C, E and Selenium along with B-6 or magnesium
      • Dose by weight of the animal
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An Integrative Approach to Managing Seizures
  • Acupuncture:
    • To be discussed in another presentation.
  • Minimize the animal’s stress:
      • Eg. Herbs: valerian root, skullcap, oatstraw, kava
      • Be aware that you might need to lower the dose of other anticonvulsants when using herbs.
an integrative approach to u pper r espiratory i nfections in cats
An Integrative Approach to Upper Respiratory Infections(in cats)
  • PREVENTION!
    • Vaccinate against common causes of URI’s:
      • Feline rhinotracheitis
      • Feline calici virus
    • A holistic approach to vaccination:
      • Follow vaccine with a homeopathic remedy to reduce the likelihood of a reaction
      • Don’t over vaccinate (boost vaccine every 3-10 years, depending on exposure and risk)
an integrative approach to u pper r espiratory i nfections
An Integrative Approach to Upper Respiratory Infections
  • PREVENTION!
    • Suggest isolation of new cats before they are introduced into a household with cats
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An Integrative Approach to Upper Respiratory Infections
  • If prevention wasn’t enough…
    • Bacterial culture and sensitivity
      • followed by appropriate antibiotics
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If the infection is not bacterial in origin or is resistant to antibiotics:

ADD supportive measures to the antibiotic treatment to help boost the immune system:

Vitamins

Western or Chinese Herbs

Immunostimulant homeopathic remedy

Acupuncture

Interferon

Chicken soup (no joke!!)

An Integrative Approach to Upper Respiratory Infections
an integrative approach to bladder problems in cats
Diagnostic Tests:

Urinalysis

Blood chemistry

Radiographs

Treatment:

If the problem is acute:

SURGERY to remove blockage

Followed by diet change and/or antibiotics (depending on the cause)

Close observation to detect reoccurrences

An Integrative Approach to Bladder Problems(in cats)
an integrative approach to bladder problems
An Integrative Approach to Bladder Problems
  • Treatment
    • If the problem is chronic, a more natural approach may help prevent reoccurrences:
      • Increase water intake
        • Add extra water to canned food
      • Feed a low ash diet
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An Integrative Approach to Bladder Problems
  • Treatment
    • If the problem is chronic, a more natural approach may help prevent reoccurrences:
      • Nutritional Supplementation
        • Vitamin C and E
        • Cranberry juice capsule for cats
      • Chinese Herbal Formula (“polyporous combination”)
        • The formula includes herbs specific for treating both crystals and bacterial infections
      • Acupuncture
some caveats to integrative therapy
Some Caveats to Integrative Therapy
  • Natural DOES NOT mean safe and/or effective!
  • Don’t combine Western and Chinese herbs at the same time.
  • Use herbal formulas from quality companies. (It is best not to create your own formulas unless you receive training as an herbalist.)
  • Study homeopathy before you apply it, or REFER to a specialist.
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Some Caveats to Integrative Therapy
  • Be aware that clients might try to “self” medicate their pets. Ask!
  • Remember that hydrotherapy is contraindicated in animals with cardiovascular or respiratory depression.
  • Offer clients options (conventional, alternative or complimentary).
  • There is a lot of opposition to integrative veterinary therapy – if you are going todo it… be really good at it!
in conclusion
In Conclusion…
  • A quote from Michigan Veterinary Conference (2001),

“Use the best medicine that is effective on that day, for that condition, and is least invasive.”

Keep in mind that might range from improving saddle fit to surgery.

(Joyce Hatman, DVM)

to learn more about holistic veterinary medicine
To Learn More About Holistic Veterinary Medicine:
  • Talk to Dr. Deborah Wilson here at MSU (Anesthesiology)!
  • Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (www.AHVMA.org)
  • Love, Miracles and Animal Healing – Allen Schoen, DVM

(www. Drschoen.com)

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To Learn More About Holistic Veterinary Medicine:
  • Kindred Spirits – Allen Schoen, DVM
  • Four Paws, Five Directions – Cheryl Schwartz, DVM
  • Animal Rehabilitation Center of Michigan, Inc.

(www.unionlakepets.com)

questions
QUESTIONS????

Equine Acupressure Meridian Chart

Thank you!

thank you for your help
Thank You for your help:
  • Dr. Wilson
  • Dr. DeCamp
  • Jenny Kohn
  • Cari Blind
  • Nicole Dingwell
  • Jeanette Furlong
  • Annette Liendo