The New Arrival of an Ancient Form of Traditional Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture

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Kathy Francis and Natalie Titus have been trained in the traditional Chinese method of veterinary diagnosis and acupuncture treatment. After completing a series of courses and passing several examinations, they have brought their new skills to our patients here.

Chinese medicine was developed over thousands of years of meticulous trial and observation. The Chinese used acupuncture and medicinal herbs to treat various conditions and diseases, and many of these treatments have proven to be scientifically helpful in our modern age of medicine.

 Who Can Benefit From This Type Of Therapy?

Acupuncture is a method of intentionally placing needles along specific meridians to cause a response. Common uses for acupuncture include pain relief, seizure treatment, general well-being, skin conditions, respiratory conditions, inflammation association with infections, urinary and fecal incontinence, kidney disease, nausea and diarrhea, and support through chemotherapy. Acupuncture can be helpful when patients cannot tolerate certain medications. We can combine the best of western medicine with eastern-based acupuncture to give our patients the optimum quality of life and range of treatments.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

How does acupuncture work? Scientific studies have shown that acupuncture releases endorphins, which are the body’s own natural painkiller. Acupuncture stimulates circulation, and also draws inflammatory mediators to help fight infection. The goal of acupuncture it to have the pet remain as comfortable and symptom-free as possible. It is often not a cure but can sometimes be as effective as a cure in how it improves quality of life. Continue…