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We provide the very best care in Veterinary Medicine and Client Services. Our Caring and Compassionate staff's top concern is your pet's health. We provide individual care tailored to your pet's specific needs!
Whether it’s paws or beaks, our pet care can’t be beat. Located just minutes from Saratoga Springs, Greenfield Animal Hospital provides individual care tailored to your pet. We specialize in taking traditional Western medicine and pairing it with alternative, holistic, and Chinese medicine to give your pets the best of both worlds.
The veterinarians and staff at our clinic are ready to provide your pet with cutting edge veterinary medical care. From wellness exams and vaccines to advanced diagnostics and complex surgical procedures, your pet, whether a dog, cat, bird, ferret, lizard, goat, cow etc! will always receive high quality care at our hospital.
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So, what is the difference between Eastern & Western Medicine?
|Eastern philosophy;||Western philosophy;|
|Depends upon whole-food formulas to nourish the body's ability to legislate needed actions.||Isolates and forces therapeutic actions to take place in the body.|
The Body As A Garden
The Body As A Machine
|Eastern Medical Science||Western Medical Science|
| Eastern civilizations took another approach, focusing on preventive health measure and natural healing. This science began over 5,000 years ago when ancient herbologists began to experiment with substances in plants and vegetables that affect the human body and bring it to a "perfect state."
They discovered that the effective substances in many plants would enhance health, beauty, clarity of thought and the energies of the body. For centuries they nurtured these valuable plants for the richest herbal, vitamin and mineral content and developed the most effective hybrids.
They developed their science further as the emperors and royal subjects learned to mix certain herbs together in formulations that improved effectiveness.
| Western medical science is a wonderful approach of cures and treatments that stop illnesses in the human body. This science can trace its roots back to ancient Greek and Egyptian physicians, but its base approach began to take shape in the 19th century.
The World War II era marked the beginning of the significant development of synthetic drugs. Family doctors began to identify and treat illnesses with new diagnostic instruments, and science began to understand the problems of certain infections and diseases.
Using substances found in plants, chemicals were isolated, extracted, refined, measured, and administered to the human body in controlled dosages. This approach to curing illness was based on the discovery that certain actions could be forced and manipulated in the human body with the use of these controlled substances.
Many of these forced actions were lifesaving and could actually stop disease. This was an exciting time for Western doctors who became well schooled in the administration of such drugs and substances. No other science can do more to save lives and administer crisis treatment.
|The Major Difference|
|Eastern science focuses on giving plant ingredients to the body, still coupled with their natural, organic carriers, so the body can do the extracting and regulating. Their studies show that the human body recognizes them as whole foods and thereby extracts only what it needs.||Western science focuses on extracting and controlling the active ingredients in plants, and converting them to drug substances that force the body to halt disease. In the Western philosophy, the extracting is done in a laboratory, bypassing the body's participation. The body often reacts to these synthetics and isolated chemicals by manifesting side-effects.|
|Good Medicine and Good Prevention|
|When the desire is to prevent such degeneration, nutritionally support the healthy maintenance of systems within the body, enhance regeneration, and simply strive to prevent illness or maintain health, the Eastern science has much to offer.||When the body is in a crisis mode and is incapable of taking actions to overcome disease, the Western approach can be lifesaving and is clearly the best alternative.|
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