Cats Claw is a medicinal Herb from the Forest of Peru. These findings have also been backed by the United Nations World Health Organization, which has listed bronchitis among the list of diseases that can be treated with acupuncture. Alternative medical treatment can be applied holistically and simultaneously from the medical as well as from the therapeutic side.
As GP and journalist, James Lefanu noted in his book, The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine, written in the 50s, a series of medical breakthroughs proved beyond a doubt that previous attempts at healing were nothing more than mere quackery. The latest studies have found that patients with obstructive chronic lung diseases have responded positively to the acupuncture treatment.
Herbs, minerals, vitamins and other natural supplements can provide effective relief without the side effects of conventional drugs. Alternative medicine looks for natural ways to fight against physical diseases and mental illnesses while using a holistic method, which analyzes and relates everything that belongs to the human reality.
There is a certain element of stubbornness in the medical field and sometimes it is slow to accept new ways of treatment or thinking. One of the most ancient and yet effective throat pain remedies is to gargle with salt water 3-4 times a day. A holistic vet treats the whole cat (mind, body and emotions) and the cause of the illness or disease, not just the symptoms.
Holistic medicine is again quite a general term but it is a form of therapy that treats the person as a whole. If your cat has a specific health concern or issue, ask the vet what natural treatments are available and what she recommends. The American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association emphasizes the importance of choosing someone who is qualified to prescribe any holistic form of treatment.