Acupuncture

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Acupuncture can be used to help improve or cure problems your pet might have, including those related to the musculoskeletal, reproductive, neurological, or gastrointestinal systems. Acupuncture can also be used to manage pain and hasten recovery after surgery.

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.

Because the needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, they cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. However, incorrect placement of the needle or inadequate sterilization can result in pain or complications, which is why you should only have a qualified practitioner perform acupuncture on your pet.

To determine if your pet’s condition(s) may be responsive to this treatment modality, please set up an exam with one of our qualified veterinarians.

Electro-acupuncture

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Electro-acupuncture uses an electrical impulse to stimulate nerve endings beyond just acupressure points to help decrease pain, increase muscle strength, or both. Needles are placed like a regular acupuncture appointment, but electrode wires are attached to some of the acupuncture needles. Frequencies are then manipulated on the electro-stimulation unit to enhance the dry needle acupuncture results.

Therapeutic Laser Therapy

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Therapeutic Laser Therapy is also known as soft laser therapy, bio-stimulation, laser therapy and LLLT. Laser Therapy is a treatment that uses low-powered laser that does not produce heat, to treat conditions and injuries in pets. Laser therapy has been used in humans for decades.

As our pets age, recover from trauma or surgery, or simply need relief from everyday aches and pains, this advanced technology offers relief. Cold laser therapy has been scientifically proven and successful in treating sprains, strains, lameness, neck and back pain, and many chronic conditions such as osteoarthritis.

Our Companion Therapy Laser System offers drug-free, surgery-free, pain-free, relief for our best friends without the worry of dangerous side effects.

Assisi Loop

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By emitting bursts of micro-current electricity, the Assisi Loop creates a field which evenly penetrates both soft and hard body tissue around the target area. This electromagnetic field causes a chemical cascade, which activates the Nitric Oxide cycle. Nitric Oxide is a key molecule in healing for humans and animals. The compound is released when we exercise, and when we are injured, for the body to naturally repair itself.

The Loop increases Nitric Oxide production to help speed healing of soft and hard tissues–that includes skin, tendons, ligaments, bones and organs. The specific ratio of frequency to burst width used by the Loop has been found to be the most effective at delivering the amount of current that is similar to what is already used by the body. More is not always better, and too much Nitric Oxide production can actually slow healing. When choosing a PEMF device, it is good to know that more power is not correlated with faster healing.

In general, tPEMF™ can be used to speed healing, reduce inflammation, and lower pain levels. For any kind of orthopedic injury or surgery, the Loop is a great tool to use in the recovery stage. The field penetrates fur, bandages, and casts to reach all the tissue in the target area.

Chinese Herbals

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Traditional Chinese Medicine has been practiced in Asia for more than 5,000 years. There are more than 25,000 Chinese herbal formulas that have been documented. By definition, an herbal formula will contain at least two different individual herbs. Most herbal formulas contain six to twelve herbs in various combinations. Certain herbs have particular influences on specific organs. These actions and functions have been tested time and again through the millennium. Chinese medicinal herbs in general, are safe.

The art of Chinese herbology in veterinary medicine should only be practiced by licensed veterinarians who have formal training and experience in the practice of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Herbology.