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Could your pet benefit from this alternative therapy option?
Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of ailments. It’s also a valuable tool for managing chronic, painful medical conditions. As part of our commitment to providing the most comprehensive treatment options available, Stevenson Ranch Veterinary Center is pleased to offer veterinary acupuncture.
What is acupuncture?
This ancient treatment method uses tiny needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing and pain control mechanisms. There are hundreds of external points along the body which correspond to internal areas, such as muscle groups, joints and organs. When the acupuncture needles are gently inserted into the appropriate acupoint, the body responds by releasing pain-relief hormones. Acupuncture is also believed to restore inner balance, which can promote a longer, healthier life.
What can acupuncture treat?
We can use veterinary acupuncture to naturally treat a broad range of illnesses and injuries, including but not limited to:
- Disc Disease
- Muscle Soreness
- Acute or Chronic Pain
- Reproductive Problems
- Dermatological Conditions
- Respiratory Problems
- Gastrointestinal Issues
- Neurological Conditions
Acupuncture can be used as a standalone treatment or in conjunction with our traditional medical services to achieve optimum results. Best of all it is virtually painless and all-natural, so it has no known side effects. This makes it a great option for elderly pets or those who cannot tolerate medication well.
How many treatments will my pet need?
For some animals, the positive results of acupuncture can be noticeable after just one session. We will evaluate your pet’s specific condition to determine the number, duration and frequency of treatments we would recommend.
Does your pet suffer from any of the above afflictions? Is pain hindering his or her ability to enjoy a normal, active life? Ask us today whether veterinary acupuncture could benefit your loved one.