Family Veterinary Center

99 Main St.
Haydenville, MA 01039

(413)268-8387

famvets.com

"Homeopathy is a complete system of medicine which aims to promote general health, by reinforcing the body's own natural healing capacity. The art and skill of homeopathy is in the accurate matching up of the subtle energy patterns of the remedies with those of the diseased patient."

Dr. Karlin has been using homeopathy since 1995 to treat both physical and emotional ailments of our patients. If you are interested in integrating homeopathy into your pet's care, please call our office to schedule a homeopathic consultation with Dr. Karlin. These consultations generally will be about 1/2 hour to 1 hour long. We ask that you fill out a homeopathic questionaire prior to your visit and return it to us at least a day before your scheduled appointment so that Dr. Karlin has time to review it. If you cannot pick up a questionaire at our office, we will be happy to either mail or fax one to you.

Herbal medicine is the world's most ancient form of medicine. Every culture and ancient civilization used plants to heal. Even today around 75% of the world's population, especially those in developing countries, relies on herbal medicine.

The ancient Chinese developed herbal medicine thousands of years ago, as one of the five branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Acupuncture was developed first, over 4000 years ago. Today, acupuncture and herbal medicine are often used together to enhance their effects. In general, herbs treat internal medical problems more successfully than functional or structural musculoskeletal problems, which are better suited to acupuncture therapy. Herbs can be used to good effect alone, particularly in those few animals who will not tolerate acupuncture, for example to treat behavioural problems such as aggression.