Complementary Medicine for Veterinary Technicians and Nurses

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 3/15/2011
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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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.

Author Biography

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
Grief counseling
Physical therapy
Legal implications
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
Telephone consultations
Release forms
Interviews, television, and the internet
The modalities--Introduction.
"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)
Chinese medicine
The first certified programs for veterinarians
Chinese medical theory
Chinese herbs
Other certified programs for veterinarians:
Chiropractic (including VOM)
Western Herbal Medicine
Other methods commonly employed by veterinarians
Holistic nutrition
Methods commonly incorporated with others:
Applied Kinesiology
Bach Flower Remedies
Glandular Therapy
Cold Laser Therapy
Magnetic Therapy
Massage Therapy (including tui-na and trigger point therapy)
Less Commonly Used methods
Ozone Therapy
Pulsating Magnetic Therapy
Veterinary NAET
Color Therapy
Immuno-Augmentive Therapy
Rarely used methods that you may encounter
Biotron LifeWave Transfer Factor
(or appendix)
Where to go for more help
Online references
Books and professional journals
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