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Tampa Veterinarians Encourage Non-Invasive Holistic Pet Care

TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 28, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The veterinarians at Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre are recommending pet owners complement their pets' traditional veterinary treatments and wellness care with holistic treatments and therapies like acupuncture, herbal medicine, and laser therapy. Working alongside traditional veterinary medicine, holistic treatments provide pets with added relief from painful symptoms of a variety of medical conditions and diseases. These treatments are non-invasive. Pets experience no pain during treatment sessions and are able to enjoy immediate relief from the painful, uncomfortable symptoms of several medical problems.

The veterinarians at Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre work with pet owners to develop unique wellness plans based on each pet's individual medical needs. The doctors say they provide traditional veterinary medical care in addition to holistic treatments and therapies including acupuncture, herbal medicine, and laser therapy. The doctors have observed that pets receiving holistic care in addition to traditional medicine experience better health outcomes than those receiving traditional care alone.

"In my experience," said Dr. Timothy Hodge, one of Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre's veterinarians and a holistic veterinary medicine therapist, "pets receiving holistic treatments in addition to traditional veterinary medical care experience better outcomes in general, as well as an overall improved quality of life due to reduced pain and recovery time."

Both laser therapy and acupuncture are based on traditional Chinese medicine's concept of chi, or energy. Ancient theories about how chi moves through the body mirror modern medicine's understanding of how the nervous system functions in the body. Both acupuncture and laser therapy pinpoint specific spots along the body's chi (or nervous system) where there are blockages, which obstruct the flow of energy or information throughout the body. Blockages hinder the body's ability to function at an optimal level and heal at an accelerated rate. Acupuncture uses small needles to release these blockages, while laser therapy uses a low level laser to, in a sense, reset these blocked nerves.

Both acupuncture and laser therapy have been shown to increase circulation throughout the body, reducing inflammation, relieving pain, and accelerating healing. These therapies offer pain management and treatment for conditions like immune-related disorders, skin conditions, arthritis, and reproductive disorders.

In addition, Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre offers herbal medicine. Depending on each pet's traditional Chinese veterinary medicine exam, the veterinarian will prescribe a nutritional supplement wellness plan to improve the pet's overall health, wellbeing, or to help him recover from an injury, surgery, or other medical condition such as arthritis.

Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre offers both traditional and holistic veterinary services in order to provide pet owners with a wider range of options when it comes to the health of their beloved pets. With a team of veterinarians and well-trained staff, Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre has the resources to offer Tampa area pets top quality, individualized treatment.

CONTACT: Cross Creek Animal Medical Centre, 1-888-667-5235

Source: CrossCreek Animal Medical Centre