Acupuncture has been used in animals for thousands of years. The origins go back to ancient Chinese times and are recorded in Chinese history. Since the 1970's, acupuncture for animals has been used in the United States and is becoming a more recognized practice as an adjunct therapy. Acupuncture uses small needles in strategic points to affect the energy of the body to promote self healing.
When can Acupuncture be Beneficial?
Acupuncture can help with many pain syndromes. Arthritis, hip dysplasia and back pain are among some of the conditions that respond well to treatment. Other conditions, such as seizures, allergies and urinary problems can also respond well to acupuncture. Is your pet getting older and having problems getting up or going up stairs? Why not try acupuncture?
What is Involved in Treatment?
Small needles are placed in acupuncture points and usually remain in place for 10-30 minutes. Weekly sessions are usually scheduled initially; however, they are quickly spaced out based on the problem being addressed as well as response to treatment.
Our doctors refer acupuncture patients to Dr. Krisi Erwin of Wholistic Paws Veterinary Services. Acupuncture services can be performed in our hospital or Dr. Erwin is available to come to your home. Please call us for more information.