While fewer of your clients may ask for Ayurveda Ayurvedic medicines than for Western herbs or acupuncture, carrying a variety of Ayurvedic combinations for specific problems will offer gentle and powerful alternatives to your patients.

Case study: Cassie

A ten-year-old German shepherd named Cassie came to my clinic with severe non-regenerative anemia and myelofibrosis. A biopsy revealed hemosiderosis of the bone marrow. Her condition was considered irreversible by veterinary pathologists. Initial blood work showed the PCV at 12.7% (normal 37 to 55). I prescribed Ashwagandha and Boswellia, and the blood count gradually increased from 13.1 to 28.1, at which point the improvement stopped. I quadrupled the dosage of the herbs, and saw a remarkable response. Cassie’s blood count increased to 39.8%, and has remained at 40.3% for the last two years. Originally, this dog had been given very little time to live, but with Ayurvedic supplementation, her diseased condition was reversed and Cassie was able to enjoy a high quality of life.