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Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses is the first complementary and holistic veterinary medicine reference written specifically for the veterinary health team. Organized by modality, the book provides veterinary technicians and nurses with the resources required to assist the veterinarian in complementary and holistic procedures, as well as educate clients on the increasingly popular treatment options. A wide variety of common and lesser-known modalities are covered, including acupuncture, massage therapy, homotoxicology and holistic nutrition. Each modality also incorporates references to direct readers to additional, reliable information and outlines the role of both the veterinary technician and the veterinarian. Written by an internationally-known and respected holistic veterinarian, this is a must have resource for veterinary technicians and veterinarians looking to increase their knowledge on complementary medicine modalities and expand treatment options available in their practices.
Nancy Scanlan, DVM, MSFP, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and practices complementary and alternative medicine at Shasta Lake Veterinary Clinic in Shasta Lake, California. She is a past-President of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association and a past-President of the Veterinary Botanical Medical Association.
Table of Contents
|What is holistic medicine?|
|Integration with conventional medicine|
|The role of the RVT in the holistic practice|
|What a technician can and cannot do|
|Educating the public|
|How to tell the quality of herbs|
|Judging herbal companies|
|Is an herb a drug?|
|The role of NASC in herbal medicine and the FDA|
|Chiropractors and veterinarians|
|Acupuncturists and veterinarians|
|Interviews, television, and the internet|
|"I thought you were holistic"--the role of conventional medicine in a holistic practice|
|Physical therapy (which RVTs can perform)|
|General and holistic nutrition (and the RVT's place in discussing and implementing it)|
|The first certified programs for veterinarians|
|Chinese medical theory|
|Other certified programs for veterinarians:|
|Chiropractic (including VOM)|
|Western Herbal Medicine|
|Other methods commonly employed by veterinarians|
|Methods commonly incorporated with others:|
|Bach Flower Remedies|
|Cold Laser Therapy|
|Massage Therapy (including tui-na and trigger point therapy)|
|Less Commonly Used methods|
|Pulsating Magnetic Therapy|
|Rarely used methods that you may encounter|
|Biotron LifeWave Transfer Factor|
|Where to go for more help|
|Books and professional journals|
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