acupunctureThere are many options for those who do not wish to pursue traditional Western Medicine alone. Congratulations on choosing to expand health care options for your pet! Acupuncture can help with many types of pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and many other disorders. Acupuncture is safe and effective, and most pets not only tolerate it well, but quickly learn to enjoy the interaction and experience. There are many different uses for acupuncture.

Acupuncture is a form of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) and the concepts of TCVM are compatible with current conventional western concepts. When disease processes or injuries disrupt the normal physiologic functions of the body, the body’s own healing mechanisms can fail. The purpose of acupuncture is to restore balance to the body so that it may function properly. Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific point on the body, with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic effect. The specific point on the body is called “Shu-xu”, or an acupuncture point (acupoint). The ancient Chinese people discovered 361 acupoints in human beings and 173 points in animals.

Modern research shows that acupoints are located in the areas where there is a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles and lymphatic vessels. A great number of studies indicate that stimulation of acupoints induces release of beta-endorphin, serotonin and other neurotransmitters. Therefore, acupuncture for pain relief is well supported by these scientific studies. As more studies are conducted, the mechanism of this ancient therapy will be better understood.

We can often provide alternatives to traditionally processed medications, alternatives for pain, inflammation, allergies, and most other conditions. We pride ourselves in treating your pet in wholeness.