In an orthomolecular consultation Elleke Frumeau considers which therapy, or complement to a conventional therapy, could be used to treat the patient. A consultation like this takes about half an hour.
Alongside the specific complaint that is presented by the owner, an orthomolecular consultation will mainly focus on:
- detailed questions about the nutritional condition of the animal, its weight or overweight, daily feeding pattern, faeces, history of bowel movement, and behaviour
- the oral cavity: teeth and gums can show us what an animal eats
- skin and coat are a reflection of the patient’s internal condition; even the smell of the coat can provide us with a lot of information about digestive processes and disorders
- its behavior and character: We take time to observe the patient, we let the animal walk around freely in the treatment room or we take it outdoors. An animal that has calmed down will reveal more readily what’s wrong. A patient in pain will have difficulty making the pain visible when strained and standing on a table
- a thorough physical check.
An orthomolecular consultation often shows that the patient has not had sufficient regular examination. For an orthomolecular practitioner, as for any other medical clinician, it is important to have basic information readily available from blood counts, echos and X-ray tests and so forth. An initial parasitology examination may for instance be needed for cats or dogs with chronic diarrhea.
If it becomes clear during this consultation that another conventional kind of treatment could be successful, that option will naturally be offered. We will discuss all of the advantages and disadvantages with you.
If you want to schedule an appointment for an orthomolecular consultation, please state so explicitly when you call us.