Acupuncture therapy has been practiced for over 2000 years and found to be beneficial for numerous different diseases in both humans and animals. I find that there has been skepticism regarding the practice previously; however, we are seeing more and more scientific data published supporting the use of acupuncture for our patients.
Acupuncture is the utilization of very small, sterile needles that are placed into specific “points” over the body to stimulate blood flow and circulation, nerve function and regeneration, and boost immune response. The combination of these physiologic effects results in pain relief, relaxation, improved blood circulation, increased mobility, and improved immune response.
I specialize in integrative veterinary medicine with a particular focus on pain relief in pets suffering from arthritis or immobility from previous orthopedic injuries. I also treat pets that have been paralyzed from slipped discs that have either had back surgery or have not been candidates for surgical repair for one reason or another.
Integrative veterinary medicine is the practice of conventional veterinary medicine with the addition of alternative therapies such as acupuncture and laser to provide each patient with essentially the best of both worlds. Most patients benefit from having a treatment plan that incorporates surgery (if needed), medical management, diet, physical therapy, and acupuncture and/or laser therapy to achieve the best outcomes.