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How Does Acupuncture Help My Pet?

When you think of acupuncture, you might believe it’s only for humans but fortunately, this practice can also be done on pets. Acupuncture is the use of small needles being put into specific parts of the body to release natural chemicals that stop pain signals. It also stimulates the body to release substances that help fight inflammation, help heal wounds faster, and help nerve regeneration. This, in return, can help improve a pet’s quality of life.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, or TCVM, has been around for thousands of years. With Chinese Medicine, disease is an imbalance of the body. Once the doctor diagnoses the “pattern of disharmony”, the patient can then be treated as a whole.

Treatment Methods Include:
-Dry Needle Acupuncture
-Electrical Acupuncture
-Aqua-Acupuncture
-Therapy Laser
-Chinese Herbal Supplements
-Food Therapy

At Animal Medical and Surgical Hospital, both Dr. Pfeffer and Dr. Vanderhoof are certified in Acupuncture through the Chi Institute. It’s important for your pet to have a physical examination by either doctor to make sure your pet is an ideal candidate for acupuncture. The examination allows the doctor to diagnose the problem and make a unique plan for treatment.

Conditions Treated with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCVM):
-Arthritis
-IVDD
-Gastrointestinal Disorders
-Seizures/ Epilepsy
-Kidney Disease
-Skin Allergies
-Heart Disease
-Exotic Animal Diseases
-Anxiety
-Many more…

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Keep in mind that not all pets go through the same treatment. Some may require more sessions and others may require the use of both Eastern and Western medicine combined. Acupuncture treatments usually start once to twice weekly for 6 to 8 treatments. After the initial series, you and the doctor will discuss a future plan of care for your pet.

Acupuncture can be done on many types of animals at our hospital. Give us a call to schedule a consultation with one of our certified doctors today. We’re committed to keeping your pet happy and healthy for a lifetime!

Tulsa: 918-492-2674
Broken Arrow: 918-355-5662

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Monday
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