We are proud to offer our clients acupuncture and laser therapies.
Acupuncture is a modality of physical medicine used in the treatment of animals. Acupuncture has been used successfully for a few thousand years on all species in traditional Chinese medicine. It is a great option that is now being utilized in conjunction with Western medicine to reach desired biochemical effects in our patients by inserting needles. It is the stimulation of specific points on the body that have the ability to alter mechanisms to produce a physiological response. Some of those include triggering the central nervous system as well as relieving pain via increases circulation, the release of neurotransmitters, and mitigate muscle spasms (“trigger points”). It is used to in cases such as skin problems, cardiac disease, kidney disease, and immunologist disorders. Acupuncture also helps to provide relief from musculoskeletal pain and neurological disease processes such as chronic back and neck pain, disc disease, arthritis, post-surgical pain, dental pain, muscle tension, and more. The advantages of acupuncture include pain relief and decreasing inflammation in our patients while minimizes adverse effects. There are minimal disadvantages to this holistic form of medicine. It is important to remember that the pets feel better after acupuncture treatments but this form of medicine will not reverse damage already done by a disease process. The goal is to make the patient more comfortable while hopefully slowly down the progression of the disease. Research and current literature are supporting this integrative therapy as well as other modalities such as laser therapy and massage.