Students interested in enrolling in holistic medicine programs can learn about hundreds of herbs and dietary supplements that are used for common clinical conditions. The holistic medicine for dogs sees the dogs not only as a physical entity, but as a whole, taking in consideration not only the moment or the momentary symptoms the dog may have but also its background and its living conditions (diet, lifestyle, etc).
An example would be the impressive heart research study done by Dean Ornish, M.D. He used a holistic approach and showed reversal of coronary artery blockage with arteriography studies, using a nutritional low fat diet, exercise, yoga, and group support.
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) then became the preferred term, indicating a broad range of healing philosophies and approaches that were outside of conventional approaches but could be used as stand-alone alternatives or adjunctive approaches to conventional care.
In addition to meeting prerequisite training, potential acupuncturists and Oriental medicine practitioners must attain education in the history and philosophies of TCM, acupuncture and needling techniques, meridian therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, Tai Chi, Qigong, and Chinese medical language, among other subject matter.
From physicians and nurses trained at the country's most prestigious medical centers to our full spectrum of licensed and certified practitioners in allopathic and alternative medicine, the center's specialists are at the forefront of integrative medicine.