If your pet is on chronic medications or has a medical problem (such as a limp, upset stomach, or anxiety) that traditional medicine is just not quite resolving, you may want to consider acupuncture for your pet. Veterinary acupuncture is commonly used in human medicine to ease chronic pain as well as help with other diseases.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture involves stimulating specific points on the body in order to release endorphins (for pain relief and relaxation) as well as to stimulate/support specific trouble organs (the stomach for vomiting, for example). Many animals find the treatments quite relaxing!
In addition to addressing "modern medicine" complaints, an acupuncture consult also includes an "Eastern" or Chinese medicine evaluation in which the concept of balancing Qi for whole body health will be explained and applied to your pet.
Please feel free to pick up a pamphlet from our office or call for more specific information about these treatments and to see if your pet could benefit by adding veterinary acupuncture, with or without laser therapy, to their overall care. Acupuncture sessions must be scheduled in advance but questions may be directed toward any of our staff members or to Dr. Chesney, the Director of our Acupuncture program.