Returning guest, Beth Innis, DVM, CVA, CVCHM, CCRT, CVSMT, discusses how the use of Eastern and Western veterinary medicine complement each other to provide more treatment options for our pets. Dr. Innis gives examples of each philosophy and how the integration can enhance the effect of the other. She also takes us on her career journey to her current mode of practice. In the U.S. we often think of Eastern medicine as "alternative" and Western medicine as "conventional," but Dr. Innis explains that alternative is based on your geography or starting point. She help us to understand the 5 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM: Acupuncture, Food therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Tui Na, and lifestyle), the role of supplements, and the use of both Western medicine and Eastern medicine with a beloved cat patient named Paul!
Find Dr. Innis at her practice, Sleep Dog Veterinary.
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