March 25, 2013

The Most Popular Natural Pet Treatments

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The word “holistic” is often used interchangeably with homeopathy, naturopathy, natural healing, and herbal remedies. While it is not wrong to refer to these treatments as “holistic,” the treatments don’t accurately define what holistic means.

According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary holistic is defined as:

“Relating to or concerned with wholes or with complete systems rather than with the analysis of, treatment of, or dissection into parts.”

While according to Dictionary.com, holistic means:

“Identifying with principles of holism in a system of therapeutics, especially one considered outside the mainstream of scientific medicine, as naturopathy or chiropractic, and often involved nutritional measures.”

Putting these definitions together and combining them with my existing knowledge, holistic means to look at one’s health as an entire system and to not treat one’s health with artificial treatments (i.e. synthetic drugs). It’s all about creating balance with one’s physical, mental, and emotional health, because an imbalance between these factors is what creates disease.

Stemming from these definitions, “holistic” cannot be considered as just homeopathy or as just herbal remedies. Rather, “holistic” encompasses many treatments that attempt to restore physical, mental, and emotional balance without the use of allopathic medicine.

Over the next two weeks I will describe the most popular holistic pet treatments to you. They are as follows:

• Acupuncture
• Chiropractic Therapy
• Naturopathy
• Herbal Medicine
• Bach Flower Remedies
• Homeopathy

 

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Disclaimer: 1st Pet Naturals is an education resource, and all information herein is strictly for educational purposes. It is not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent, or cure disease, nor is it meant to replace the (prescribed) treatment or recommendations of your veterinarian or healthcare provider. Always inform your veterinarian or healthcare provider of any products that your pet is taking, including herbal remedies and supplements.