CAM Modalities

Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine metal needles into specific points on the surface of the body to treat or prevent disease. Other forms of Acutherapy include moxibustion (application of the burning herb Artemesia Vulgaris aka Chinese Mugwort to acupuncture needles or over the body surface at acupuncture points), low-level laser therapy, electroacupuncture and biopuncture (the injection of substances such as vitamin B-12, homeopathic medications or anti-homotoxic medications into acupuncture points).

Botanical Medicine is the use of plants and plant derivatives as therapeutic agents. This includes various disciplines of herbal medicine (TCM, Western, Ayurvedic, etc.), flower essence therapy and aroma therapy.

Chiropractic Care and Veterinary Orthopedic Manipulation (VOM) involve the manipulation or adjustment of specific joints or cranial structures to improve function and relieve pain.

Homeopathy is the use of potentized micro-doses of animal products, plants, and minerals to stimulate the body’s innate healing mechanisms. The underlying principle is the principle of similars (‘likes may be cured by likes’), which maintains that substances that produce specific symptoms in healthy subjects at pharmacologic or toxic doses, may be used in micro-doses to treat a disease that manifests with similar symptoms.