Holistic Therapies

Holistic therapies have long been used in the treatment of humans. A holistic approach is a form of care that falls outside of mainstream healthcare but is still very popular since it has proven benefits for the patient. It focuses on treating the whole body, rather than just a specific element that is causing pain and other debilitating symptoms. This includes balancing the patient’s physical, emotional, spiritual and mental health and wellbeing in order to induce a positive effect on the underlying health problem. Holistic therapies are now being increasingly utilized in the veterinary world since they are proven to incite the same sort of advantages in animal patients as human ones.

We are pleased to be able to offer our patients and their owners the choice of a range of different holistic therapies at our offices in Shingle Springs, CA. These include the following popular treatments.


Homeopathy is a natural form of medicine that is used by more than 200 million people worldwide and is gaining recognition as a successful veterinary treatment. The principle behind homeopathy is something called ‘like cures like’. Basically, this means that a substance taken in small doses will cure the same symptoms it causes if it were to be taken in large amounts. This means that taking the smaller dose will kick-start your pet’s body to heal itself.

The homeopathic medicines that are prescribed are specially-prepared and tailored to the individual requirements of the patient. However, some are more common than others. Some of the most prescribed homeopathic remedies given to pets include:

  • Arnica, given for pain relief and for treating injuries to the musculoskeletal system

  • Sulfur used to treat skin problems and skin allergies

  • Borax, given to help calm anxious pets

  • Rhus tox used to relieve arthritis

Homeopathic treatments are usually supplied in tablet form but can also be made available as a powder that dissolves in liquid and a liquid itself. Which is right for your pet will depend on her circumstances and the method of administration that she would find the easiest to tolerate.

Harmonic Translation System

Also known as the HT System, this piece of equipment represents a major evolution in the field of electronic medicine. It is mostly used as a form of alternative healing therapy and it can be used to balance internal equilibrium as well as resolve actual health issues. Most people are accustomed to thinking of medicine as a substance. However, harmonic translation refers to the literal translation of biological information into harmonic shifts of sound. It does this using a comprehensive diagnostic program that measures a range of different aspects of your pet’s health including the energy values of her organs, body systems and metabolic function, her nutritional responses, stress reactions, vitality readings and more. The system then converts this information into a series of sounds that can have a healing effect when your pet listens to them.

Laser Therapy

Cold laser therapy is a very popular form of holistic therapy that is being widely used in veterinary circles. This non-invasive procedure uses high-energy light to stimulate the cells inside your pet’s body to boost blood circulation in order to expedite regeneration and healing. There is no damage to any other part of your pet’s body, it is completely painless and can be used to treat a range of acute and chronic health problems including arthritis, inflammation, back problems, sprains and strains, nerve tissue damage and for healing after a surgical procedure. Multiple sessions may be needed, and our veterinary team will be able to advise you whether your pet is a suitable candidate for laser therapy and how many sessions she is likely to need.


SCENAR stands for Self-Controlled Neuro-Adaptive Regulator – a revolutionary piece of equipment that can be used to treat acute and chronic pain in both people, and now pets. It has been designed specifically with self-application in mind, although in the case of your pet, you will need to administer the treatment on her behalf.

SENAR works using electronic impulses that are sent to the brain via the skin. When the device makes contact with your pet’s skin over the target area, it sends an amplified signal of pain to her brain. This in turn triggers your pet’s immune system to operate more efficiently and to release a measured dose of his own internal stores of bio-active compounds directly the target site. This includes neuropeptides which are some of the best and most effective healing and pain-relieving natural compounds.

SCENAR has proven to be effective in treating a wide range of painful conditions including arthritis, traumatic injuries, back pain inflammation and a growing list of other ailments.

NAET (Nambudiprad’s Allergy Elimination Technique)

NAET therapy is a form of holistic treatment that is completely natural, non-invasive and drug-free. It is primarily used to detect and treat individual allergens. Many people don’t realize that our pets are just as likely to be affected by allergies as we are. These can be caused by a range of allergens, including:

  • Environmental allergens such as pollen and dust

  • Bite allergens such as those from fleas

  • Food allergens such as dairy or wheat

Allergies can make life very miserable for our pets. However, detecting exactly what is causing our pets to have an allergic reaction isn’t always easy. NAET testing has shown to be very effective the identification and treatment of allergies in humans and animals.

Cancer Treatments

Unfortunately, cancer doesn’t only affect humans. Our pets can also develop this deadly disease, and it is more prevalent than ever before. While there are many medical treatments for cancer, some owners prefer to try a more natural and holistic approach to healing their pet. There are various different types of holistic therapy that may be recommended for cancer treatment for your pet. These include the use of hemp-based products, oxygen therapy (also known as hyperbaric therapy), Chinese veterinary medicine and nutritional changes. Our veterinary team will be able to advise you which is most suitable for helping to support your pet through cancer treatments.

CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine)

There are many other types of holistic therapies that have been shown to have a positive effect in healing pets and supporting their general health and wellbeing. These are often referred to as complementary or alternative medicines and include:

  • Aromatherapy

  • Massage

  • Chiropractic care

  • Hydrotherapy

  • Acupuncture

  • Yoga

Which may be suitable for your pet will depend on her individual requirements, but our experienced veterinary specialists will be able to make a recommendation for you and your furbaby.

To discuss any of the holistic therapies listed above in more detail, please contact our offices in Shingle Springs, CA today.