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Acupuncture


Hundreds of studies have been done which verify that there is a scientific basis for acupuncture.
Veterinary acupuncture requires additional training beyond vet school, and has been specifically adapted to animals. I studied with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and was certified in 1996. CVA stands for Certified in Veterinary Acupuncture.
 
Acupuncture has proven effective in healing or easing the
symptoms in Animals.

   
Acupuncture is based on the concept of energy, or Qi (pronounced “chee”), which circulates through the body along defined pathways called meridians (or channels), much as blood circulates through blood vessels.
Energy is manipulated at acupuncture points along each meridian using a needle or other stimulation
Each organ (liver, heart etc) has an associated meridian that runs on the outside of the body and dives deep to connect to it. This is how acupuncture can affect the function of organs and impact medical conditions

  How often is treatment given?
 
Ranges initially from several times per week to 1x per 1 or 2 weeks, depending on severity
 
Follow up treatments every 1-4 weeks as needed
 

Over time, beneficial effects of the acupuncture last longer and treatments become less frequent or stop

  How soon will I notice improvement in my pet?
 
Often improvements in your pet's behavior and symptoms are immediately noticeable but sometimes as many as 6-8 treatments are needed before improvement is noted in severe or longstanding problems. Depending on the diagnosis and stage of treatment, herbal medicines or supplements may be prescribed in addition to acupuncture. The process can take time and patience is required.

 
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What happens during an acupuncture treatment?
 
Is acupuncture painful for my pet?
  How Does Acupuncture (AP) Work?

 
Acupuncture has proven
effective in healing or easing
the symptoms of:
 
Arthritis
 
Acute injuries
 
Hip dysplasia
  Intervertebral discs
  Injuries
 
Respiratory disorders
 
Immune system ailments
 
It appears to work on a wide range of livestock and household pets, even creatures as small as gerbils and birds.