Complementary medicine refers to using a non-mainstream approach together with conventional medicine. While, alternative refers to using a non-mainstream approach in place of conventional medicine, Dr. Marziani is a veterinarian first and foremost. She believes conventional medicine will always have its place, but that it can be enhanced by complementary therapies.
A science, an art and a philosophy. It addresses disease from the perspective that disease results from an imbalance in the nervous system. Chiropractic works by restoring proper biomechanics and function to the spine and nervous system.
Indications for chiropractic include: sudden change in behavior, lameness, decreased mobility, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, IVDD (inter-vertebral disc disease), back/neck pain or stiffness, lethargy, general maintenance and prevention, and enhanced quality of life and athletic performance.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) is based on the belief that there is a vital force or energy, called Qi, that flows through the body. Disease results from a disruption or blockage of the flow of Qi. TCVM is all about keeping the body in balance. Acupuncture is one form of TCVM that uses acupoints to help return the body to balance and health.
Indications for TCVM include: chronic disease, musculoskeletal problems, neurological problems, pain control, respiratory problems, cardiovascular problems, allergies, kidney problems, gastrointestinal problems, skin problems, cancer and disease prevention.
Therapeutic exercises are exercises that are used to improve function. Core exercises are just one example of therapeutic exercises.
Therapeutic exercises are very specific exercises that are tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
Indications for therapeutic exercises: prevention of injury, diagnosis of early orthopedic disease, arthritis and enhancement of athletic function.
Therapy is restoring function post injury and decreasing pain. Rehabilitation is for acute and chronic injuries and can be used to try to prevent surgery or to improve surgical results.
Indications for rehabilitation include: injury, loss of function, surgery, pain and aging.
Dr. Jessica Marziani is excited to offer complementary veterinary therapies – primarily chiropractic, acupuncture and rehabilitation – through CARE Veterinary Services.
CARE Veterinary Services is a complementary therapies only practice serving the greater Houston area and animals of all shapes and sizes. Dr. Marziani is a veterinarian certified in chiropractic, acupuncture and canine rehabilitation therapy, which uniquely qualifies her to provide a wide range of services for your pet. The day-to- day life of your favorite animal - whether just getting started in life, actively competing, passively holding down the couch or in the golden years - can be improved through complementary therapies.
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Central Houston Animal Hospital
1638 Westheimer Road
Houston, TX 77006
Tel: (832) 304-3093
1900 W. Gray St. #132082
Houston, TX 77019
Dr. Marziani sees patients at Central Houston Animal Hospital on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 am to 4 pm.
To schedule an appointment, please review our CARE Welcome Packet and complete and return the forms in the welcome packet to .
If you have questions or are unsure if your pet needs complementary treatments, please call us at (832) 304-3093. Phone calls are answered at least once a day Monday through Thursday.
"My 4 year Maine Coon mix is back to her playful self thanks to Dr Marzani."
"Dr. Marziani made a believer out of me! The changes I saw in my dog were remarkable! I truly believe that she helped improve Harley's quality of life when she needed it most."
"When my elderly Labrador was suffering from unexplained back pain, acupuncture was the ONLY thing that worked to relieve his pain. He has continued a pain free lifestyle, is off of all medications, and is a happy dog! Acupuncture truly saved him."
"OMG!!! I'm A BELIEVER NOW!!! Gunther, my almost 15 year old Dachshund, is bouncing around and running around like a puppy! I haven't seen him act like this in years! Thank you so much for sharing your expertise with us!"