Veterinary acupuncture is an excellent tool for helping companion animals enjoy more comfortable lives. Best of all, it’s all natural so there’s no risk of harmful side effects that pharmaceuticals can often cause. This makes it particularly favorable for elderly pets or those who are sensitive to or unable to tolerate medication.
Germantown Veterinary Clinic is pleased to include veterinary acupuncture as one of our alternative therapy services.
Acupuncture is an ancient technique that operates under the theory that when the body’s natural energy source becomes disrupted, sickness and pain can result. To address this without the use of medication, special acupuncture needles are inserted into specific points along the body. This causes a cellular response in the targeted area which restores the body’s energy, thereby promoting healing and reducing pain.
Acupuncture can be applied to a variety of health problems. It can also be used to boost the immune system and promote ongoing wellness. Some of the conditions commonly treated with acupuncture include:
The results of veterinary acupuncture can sometimes be seen after only a few sessions. Every pet is different, however. The specific condition, its severity and a number of other unique factors will help our doctors determine how many treatments are needed. Once your pet has been evaluated, we’ll provide you with an individualized treatment recommendation that’s tailored to your pet.
If your best friend is struggling with pain or mobility issues or could just use a little more balance, acupuncture may be the ideal solution. Contact Germantown Veterinary Clinic today to learn more or schedule a consultation.