Alternative Medicine

alternative medicine for dogs with cancer

Alternative medicine is the practice of treating or managing disease and wellness without the use of conventional medicine. Alternative medicine practices are diverse in their foundations, methods, and goals. Examples include traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurveda in Asia, homeopathy in Europe, and naturopathy in North America.

Alternative medicine is a catch-all term for any medical practice that doesn’t fall into the category of conventional medicine. It’s also known as complementary or integrative medicine.

The word alternative means “in place of,” so alternative medicine is any kind of treatment or therapy that people use instead of conventional medicine. It includes things like acupuncture, homeopathy, herbal remedies, and chiropractic adjustments.

Alternative therapies are often used together with conventional medicine in an attempt to treat specific conditions or diseases. For example, someone who suffers from chronic pain might use both conventional and alternative treatments—a prescription drug to manage the pain and an herbal remedy to reduce inflammation.

Published by Amber Drake

Dr. Drake is an award-winning author and well-known cancer specialist in her field. She is best known for her extensive research on canine cancer prevention and nutrition, her dedication to help dogs live a long, happy life, and for teaching veterinary medicine. As the CEO of Canine Companions Co., the Founder of Drake Dog Cancer Foundation and Academy, and the Co-Founder of Preferable Pups, in addition to being a respected figure in the dog world, she has earned the respect of thousands of dog lovers worldwide.