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Animal IBD Aids Hernando MS

Treating any species conventionally for inflammatory bowel disease involves risks from medications that often fail to resolve the problem. Those caring for animals with chronic diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition continue to seek alternatives. Fortunately, many methods offer reasonable safety and potential effectiveness.

Coldwater Animal Hospital
(662) 622-7673
457 Commerce St
Coldwater, MS

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Open Arms Animal Hospital PA
(662) 393-8872
6760 Hurt Rd
Horn Lake, MS

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De Soto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Highway 51 N
Southaven, MS

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DeSoto County Animal Clinic
(662) 342-4899
8330 Hwy 51 N
Southaven, MS

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Raines Road Animal Hospital
(901) 396-7641
1127 East Raines Rd
Memphis, TN
 
Emergency Animal Hospital
(662) 393-1116
3390 Goodman Rd W
Horn Lake, MS

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Greenbrook Animal Hospital
(662) 342-6100
8928 Swinnea Rd
Southaven, MS

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Snowden Grove Animal Hospital
(662) 536-1916
5165 Getwell Rd
Southaven, MS

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Senatobia Animal Hospital
(662) 562-9611
15783 Highway 4 E
Senatobia, MS

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Antey Shellie J DVM
(901) 754-4870
2520 Birnam Wood Dr
Memphis, TN
 
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Natural Aids for Treating IBD

Treating any species conventionally for inflammatory bowel disease involves risks from medications that often fail to resolve the problem. Those caring for animals with chronic diarrhea, vomiting and malnutrition continue to seek alternatives. Fortunately, many methods offer reasonable safety and potential effectiveness.

IBD takes place on the intestinal battleground, where pro-inflammatory cytokines and reactive oxygen and nitrogen species overwhelm colonic antioxidant defenses. 1 Signal transducers and activators of transcription (STAT) proteins may enter the fray by inducing transcription of proinflammatory genes that encode for inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) or adhesion molecules. 2

Putting an end to the crisis without medications requires that natural healing methods can, in some way, successfully interfere with the inflammatory cascade. Acupuncture makes this happen neurophysiologically; herbs and supplements achieve this biochemically.

Acupuncture
Offsetting inflammation with acupuncture occurs through neuromodulation of the autonomic nervous system. With a neuroanatomically directed needling protocol, acupuncture treatments augment parasympathetic function and reduce inflammation. 3 , 4

Herbs and Supplements
New research points to several supplements that may benefit IBD patients. This list includes food components and spices, such as omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oils, the amino acid glutamine, curcumin from turmeric, licorice, pl...

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