Acupuncture for Your Animal Companions
Acupuncture is not only for People, Animals benefit greatly from acupuncture treatments.
Does your animal need veterinary care if the animal receives acupuncture?
YES! Acupuncture is meant to compliment veterinary care not replace it.
How does acupuncture compliment veterinary care?
Animals receiving acupuncture recover more quickly from illnesses and surgery. They respond more quickly to traditional or alternative therapies. Animals also display an improved sense of well being and better mobility.
What is the difference between an animal acupuncturist and a veterinary acupuncturist?
A veterinary acupuncturist is a veterinarian first and has significant training and education from a western biomedical view and additional training in acupuncture. An animal acupuncturist has significant training in acupuncture and Eastern Medicine with additional training in veterinary science.
What happens during an animal treatment and what is the course of treatment?
The number of treatments necessary to satisfy a particular complaint varies from animal to animal. Long term chronic issues require a series of treatments to address the problem. Usually the animal is seen for short frequent treatments initially and less often as the conition improves. Most conditions require 6 to 8 weeks commitment to get the desired result.
Treatment starts with a preliminary treatment that addresses reasons the animal is being treated. A complete medical history is taken. The owner reports behavior concerns/observations. The practitioner will observe the coat, tongue, pulse, temperature, and other physical aspects of the animal. The practitioner will design a treatment plan to treat the physical, mental, and emotional needs of the animal that will rebalance the animal an achieve optimum health.