Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine and Homeopathy in Pain Management

Lynelle Graham, Mona Boudreaux, Steve Marsden

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Complementary or alternative medicine pain management techniques, used alone or integrated into Western medicine-based protocols, include, but are not limited to acupuncture, herbal medicine, homeopathic remedies, chiropractic, and massage. The mechanisms underlying traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) methods, such as acupuncture and herbal medicine, can be approached from many angles. The TCM and homeopathy offer veterinarians complementary or alternative options for managing pain in their patients. These tools may allow for better clinical control with fewer adverse effects than Western pharmaceuticals. As the use of these complementary methods grows among human patients, it is likely that there will be a greater demand for such therapies in veterinary patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPain Management in Veterinary Practice
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118999196
ISBN (Print)9780813812243
StatePublished - Dec 31 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Acupuncture
  • Herbal medicine
  • Homeopathy
  • Pain management
  • Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) methods

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • veterinary(all)


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