Holistic medicine concentrates on
preventing or correcting the cause of disease, not just covering up
the symptoms. The goal is to use natural treatments that help to
restore the body to a state of balance and harmony. Holistic
medicine is also commonly referred to as "complementary",
or "alternative", or "integrative"
(W)holistic medicine means taking
in the whole picture of the patient: the general state of health,
environmental influences, nutrition, genetics, mental and emotional
factors and disease patterns. A treatment protocol is then
developed using the appropriate therapies for helping to heal the
What modalities does it include?
Examples of different types of
holistic modalities include Acupuncture, Animal Chiropractic,
Chinese & Western Herbology. Dr. Strickfaden has extensive
training in several holistic modalities. She was certified in
Veterinary Acupuncture in 1995 and certified in Animal Chiropractic
in 1996. She has also received training in other holistic therapies
including Bioresonance therapy, western herbology, applied
kinesiology & muscle testing, orthomolecular medicine, Chinese
herbology, homeopathy, flower essences, NAET allergy elimination
technique and essential oil therapy.
Dr. Strickfaden offers consultation appointments to discuss
and review your pet's history and develop an appropriate treatment
plan specifically for your pet. Countrycare Animal Complex's
philosophy of COMPLETE care involves addressing all components of
an animal's health.
The ability to utilize both conventional and
holistic therapies in an integrative approach
for each individual patient is our idea of the best that
medicine can give!!