What ailments respond to acupuncture for
condition that you can treat humans for,
you can treat on an animal. I see a lot of
mobility issues in animals. I have had a
lot of successful response for animals
diagnosed with lyme disease. Arthritis is
very treatable unless the animal is very
old. Skin conditions, digestion issues,
and behavioral issues are typically
treated. I've done spinal work and helped
animals heal after surgery.
2. How much
do you charge and how many visits are
charge $60.00 per visit and may charge a
travel fee for barn or house visits. If I
am not seeing improvement after 3 visits I
get suspicious that something else may be
going on. After 6 visits and there is not
improvement I would definitely recommend
investigating other modalities of
treatment. Animals respond quickly to
acupuncture, usually 6 visits is enough
time to evaluate whether acupuncture is
going to be effective.
acupuncture hurt my animal? Do they need to
acupuncture does not hurt the
animal. They may feel an unusual
feeling and turn around and visually check
out what you are doing and soon calm into
acu-bliss. Animals do cooperate and
do not need to be restrained. I had
an owner ask me about an Australian
Shepherd which is a very active dog.
To the owner's amazement, the dog laid
down right between us quite still and
satisfied during the treatment
process. I usually treat horses in a
cross tie or on a lead rope. Small
dogs and cats can be treated on the
owner's lap or table or floor. Large
dogs are always treated on the floor.
4 Are there
any reactions after treatment?
usually ask the owner to observe movement
and behavior and report on the next
visit. The animal can be more
energetic or more lethargic after
treatment and both are perfectly normal
long do the needles stay in?
are so sensitive it doesn't take much time
for them to experience a shift in
symptoms. Usually 5 to 10 minutes
for animals. So normally animal
treatments are under a half hour.
do you treat people and animals?
I believe there
is a synergistic relationship between the
two. Sometimes people will come for
treatment after they have seen what
happens to their animal or vice
versa. I have had people tell me
they picked me as a human acupuncturist
because I also work on animals. I
also treat athletes and can harmonize them
with their rider, owner, or handler.
For instance, I have done acupuncture
therapies on horses and their
riders. Horse often absorb and
reflect people's attitudes for their
healing, so then both the horse and rider
should be treated to clear the issues.