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Animal IBD Aids Huntington WV

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.

Tri-State Veterinary Hospital
(304) 525-8387
6474 Merritts Crk Rd
Huntington, WV
 
Ayers Animal Hospital
(304) 529-6049
1514 Norway Ave
Huntington, WV

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Olson Animal Hospital
(304) 736-1677
5980 Us Route 60 E
Barboursville, WV

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Help For Animals Inc
(304) 736-8555
1 Humane Way
Barboursville, WV

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Martin Veterinary Clinic
(606) 324-8036
1426 Grandview Dr
Ashland, KY

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Equine Medical Ctr
(740) 867-0066
764 County Road 31
Chesapeake, OH

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Proctorville Animal Clinic
(740) 886-9424
6129 County Road 107
Proctorville, OH

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Tambling, Fred R, Dvm - Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Barboursville Veterinary
(304) 736-8939
6310 Farmdale Rd
Barboursville, WV

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Advanced Veterinary Svc
(606) 324-2984
3101 13th St
Ashland, KY

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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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