Airport Irvine Animal Hospital

1206 Bristol Street
Costa Mesa, CA 92626


Alternative Medicine


Would you be interested in taking a more holistic approach to your pet’s care?

If so, Airport Irvine Animal Hospital is pleased to offer a number of alternative medicine options. These ancient treatment modalities provide natural remedies to manage a number of ailments. They can be used individually, or as a complement to our conventional medical services.


Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to address a broad range of medical conditions in humans and animals. When the tiny acupuncture needles are inserted into specific external points along the body, they produce a cellular response from within. As a result, the body’s energy becomes realigned, pain decreases and symptoms begin to go away. Acupuncture is virtually painless and can be used to treat and manage any of the following:

  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Sprains or Strains
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Respiratory Conditions (i.e. Asthma)
  • Reproductive Problems
  • Muscle Soreness
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Behavior Problems


Chinese Herbal Therapy

Ancient cultures believed that when combined together in a strategic way, herbs can be used to naturally treat medical issues. Herbal remedies can be effective in managing certain chronic illnesses as well as helping to extend and improve the quality of life for geriatric pets. They are particularly favorable for animals that cannot tolerate conventional medications. We generally use Chinese Herbal Therapy in conjunction with acupuncture, however, it can be applied individually as well.


Homeopathic Medicine

The concept of homeopathy holds that the same factors that can cause illness can also be used to treat it. Homeopathic medicine is meant to treat the patient as a whole, not just the symptoms he or she is experiencing. To do so, we must work with your pet and consider his or her lifestyle and environment. Then, we can apply what we’ve learned to developing natural formulas that will effectively manage existing medical conditions and support better overall health.

Sound interesting? We invite you to start a conversation today to find out whether your pet could benefit from these alternative therapy options.