/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Dr-Doug-logo-1.png 0 0 Dr. Doug /wp-content/uploads/2021/02/Dr-Doug-logo-1.png Dr. Doug2015-03-03 10:00:532023-04-29 04:44:23The True Spirit of Medicine
There are many catch words that get bandied about regarding holistic medicine and I would like to make it clear why I first and foremost consider myself a holistic vet.
- Yes, I use Natural treatments. This means that I work with the body’s natural abilities for self-healing. Unfortunately, the word “natural” has been so overused recently that it has become almost meaningless. Ultimately, everything comes from Mother Earth.
- Yes, much of what I do is considered Alternative Medicine. This simply means that it is not widely accepted in the Western veterinary medical community. Unfortunately, it takes too long for conventional medicine to accept helpful treatments. The lack of research regarding alternative medicine is mostly due to the fact that you can’t patent truly natural remedies, such as herbs, so it’s a losing proposition to lay out hundreds of thousands of dollars for the needed studies. On the other hand, major drug companies and pet food manufacturers have plenty of cash to pay for research that promotes their products.
- Yes, I am an Integrative vet. I have not abandoned Western medicine. Instead I use whatever combination of medicine, surgery, and holistic modality is best for each individual patient.
- Mostly though, I’m a Holistic vet. Holistic medicine addresses the patient as a whole – body, mind, and SPIRIT. There is a level of reality beyond, and yet enmeshed in, the physical, material universe. If I did not have an appreciation of the spiritual aspects of my patients and their caregivers, they and I would become little more than robots.
Don’t settle for treatment by a robot.