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Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture is the insertion of small, sterile, stainless steel needles into a patient at precise locations and depths on the body. The insertion of the needles at these points alters the body’s biochemical and physiological properties primarily through the stimulation of the central nervous system.

Acupuncture has been utilized in veterinary practice for more thanĀ 3000 years to treat a variety of animal conditions, and may also be utilized as an adjunct to standard medical/surgical treatments of disease, or as a preventative measure.

The American Veterinary Medical Association considers veterinary acupuncture a valid modality within the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. All animals may benefit from acupuncture.

Acupuncture is indicated for functional problems that involve pain, non-infectious inflammation (such as arthritis and allergies) and neurological dysfunctions (such as paralysis). Other indications include but are not limited to: musculosketal, gastrointestinal, skin, neurologic, respiratory, ocular, endocrine, reproductive, behavioral, chronic, non-curative, urinary tract and numerous other disorders.

Additionally, we offer herbal medicine as an alternative to conventional medications.

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