Used in healing for more than 5,000 years, acupuncture is a form of medicine that encourages the body to heal itself. Fine, sterile needles are inserted into the skin and underlying tissues at specific locations to the nervous system, telling the body to heal and return to normal function.
Acupuncture is one of the safest treatments available when performed by a certified veterinary acupuncturist. Your pets veterinary acupuncturist will perform a full examination, review medical records, and consider test results before implementing a treatment plan
Pets are typically treated once weekly for four to six weeks, but may receive treatments as frequently as three times a week. After the initial treatment period, the intervals between sessions are extended based on your pet's response and level of progress. Owners commonly see improvements in their pet's conditions after the first treatment. However, four to six treatments must be completed before accurately assessing the effectiveness of acupuncture.
A treatment session typically takes 15 to 30 minutes. The insertion of the tiny needles is not painful for most animals and many patients relax during the treatment. For optimum results it is important that you inform your veterinarian of any changes in medications or medical conditions at the start of each treatment session.
Acupuncture can be effective in:
• Chemotherapy- Minimizing side effects in cancer patients and promoting general well being
• Chronic conditions- Asthma, geriatric weakness, skin problems, immune system disorders and more
• Gastrointestinal disorders- Diarrhea, constipation, vomiting and poor appetite
• Musculosketal problems- Muscle soreness, back pain, disc problems, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease
• Neurological disorders- Seizures, weakness from chronic disc disease, radial nerve or facial paralysis
Anderson's Corner is happy to offer our Acupuncture through Dr. Tracy Lord.