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Acupuncture

acupunctureThere are many options for those who do not wish to pursue traditional Western Medicine alone. We uniquely offer acupuncture. Acupuncture can help with many types of pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and many other disorders. Acupuncture is simple and most pets not only tolerate it well, but quickly learn to enjoy the interaction and experience. There are many different uses for acupuncture, so if you are looking for an alternative therapy to keep your pet healthy, call for a consultation with Dr Katy today.

What is Acupuncture?
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 induce 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 provide alternatives to traditionally processed medications, alternatives for pain, vomiting, inflammation, allergies, and most other conditions. We pride ourselves in treating your pet in wholeness.