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Acupuncture involves using traditional Chinese veterinary medicine practices to supplement to western medicine


Acupuncture involves the stimulation of specific points on the body (acupuncture point) to cause a therapeutic effect.  The use of acupuncture in veterinary medicine was first documented about 3,000 years ago. 


Through modern research, acupoints have been shown to be areas with a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells arterioles and lymphatic vessels.  Stimulation of these acupoints has been shown to induce the release of beta-endorphins and serotonin, and other neurotransmitters. 


Our vets can use different techniques including dry needling, aqua-acupuncture, electroacupuncture, and moxibustion to stimulate acupoints.  


Acupuncture can be used as a supplemental treatment for a wide range of issues, including but not limited to;  musculoskeletal problems (muscle soreness, back/neck pain, arthritis, etc), gastrointestinal disorders, neurologic disorders (including laryngeal hemiplegia), Heaves/chronic cough, anhidrosis, and metabolic disorders. 


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