Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine
This is a pain-free from of treatment that involves inserting very thin needles into specific points of the body to stimulate healing. It can help with treating, a variety of problems by improving tissue blood flow, oxygenation and removing metabolic waste and toxins. The conditions that it is particularly helpful with include those causing inflammation and pain, such as arthritis, cancer, metabolic disease, traumatic nerve injury, degenerative joint disease, asthma and many more. It has been used for many decades on humans and all types of animals (especially horses and dogs). It works by stimulating specific points of the body that alter various physiological and biochemical condition, thus assisting the body’s effort to heal itself. This includes stimulating nerves, increasing blood circulation, relieving muscle spasms, and releasing hormones. It is ultimately restoring energy flow (or qi) to improve the symptoms of the condition. According to ancient Chinese medical theory, qi flows through the body via 14 invisible channels know as meridians and these regulate all physical and mental processes. The opposing forces within the body (yin and yang) must be kept balanced to keep qi flowing. The medians run deep within tissues and organs, surfacing at various points (around 360) on the body surface. This has recently been proven in serval studies that benefits do arise from therapy at these different points. It can be used alone or in combination with other medications. We may also use electrotherapy through the needles and even heat therapy. These treatments should be performed by a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) for the best results. Please contact us to determine if acupuncture therapy is the right choice for your animal.