Acupuncture and Herbal Treatments

Acupuncture,   Herbal Supplements

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) looks at the animal as a whole being.  Disease processes are a sign of the body being out of balance. 

Acupuncture and Herbal Medication can help put your pet back in balance.   Ask us about helping your pet with a combination approach putting Eastern methods and Western methods together to achieve the best for your pet.   

              At AMSH we use Acupuncture and Herbals for your pet with western medicine to help with chronic pain, arthritis, stress, kidney disease, liver disease, seizure activity and many other pet problems.

Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. It is used around the world.

Dr. Cheryl Pfeffer and Dr. Alison Vanderhoof are Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture with the Chi Institute                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             


What is Veterinary Acupuncture?

dog acupuncture

*     Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to create a healing response. 

*     When these specific points are stimulated; nerves are stimulated, blood circulation increases, muscle spasms are relieved and hormones such as endorphins are released. 

*     These are not the only benefits.  As we continue to study acupuncture, more effects are being discovered.

*     The type of treatment may include the use of a dry needle or electroacupuncture.   

When should Acupuncture be used?

Acupuncture is indicated for functional problems, noninfectious inflammation and pain.

*     Musculoskeletal problems:  arthritis, intervertebral disk disease or traumatic nerve injury

*     Respiratory problems:  feline asthma

*     Skin problems: lick granulomas, allergic dermatitis

*     Gastrointestinal problems:  diarrhea

*     Selected reproductive problems

Dog Acupuncture at Animal medical and Surgical Hospital


Are there side effects to Acupuncture?

*     Acupuncture is very safe when administered by a properly trained veterinarian. 

*     Side effects are rare but the do exist.  Your pet's condition may seem worse for up to 48 hours after treatment.  Your pet may become lethargic or sleepy for 24 hours. 

*     These effects usually mean that there are some physiological changes developing. 


TCVM Herbal Supplements

There are multiple TCVM herbal formulas.  Each one must be prescribed for the pattern or disease process of your pet.  The formulations are based on thousands of years of chinese medicine and herbal formulations.  Some more common formulations are listed.

Body Sore FormulationUsed for pain 
Shen Calmer FormulationUseful with mental stress and anxiety
Rehmannia FormulationsUsed for Kidney conditions
Happy Earth FormulationUseful for upset Stomach
Hindquarter Weakness FormulationUsed for some arthritic conditions
Heart Qi TonicGreat support for Heart Disease


    There are many herbal formulations available for many different disease patterns.  These can be used alone or in conjunction with Western Therapies.  The combination of Acupuncture, Herbal therapies and Diets along with Western medications work best.       

Please, let us know how we can help you and your pet:   Give us a call at 918-492-2674

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