Pet Acupuncture? Yes really!

Contemporary veterinary medicine recognizes that the concept of the “chi” is very similar to our understanding of the central nervous system. By stimulating different points along the central nervous system, we can stimulate the release of chemicals in the muscles, brain, and spinal cord. These chemicals can affect the brain’s perception of pain and stimulate the release of other chemicals that can improve organ function.

Since we incorporated acupuncture into our customized treatment plans, the Janesville Veterinary Clinic has witnessed countless benefits to our patients who have undergone the therapy.

We don’t limit your pet’s capacity to heal.

When a pet is suffering from pain, it can be very frustrating for you as a pet owner, especially if conventional anti-inflammatory medications, for example, are not alleviating your furry friend’s discomfort.

While acupuncture is known for having beneficial effects on a wide variety of conditions and diseases, it is most commonly used in pets for the alleviation of pain.

Dr. Jennifer is currently using acupuncture for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to:
Degenerative joint disease
Muscle soreness
Intervertebral disc disease
Chronic pain syndromes
For most, acupuncture is a solution that works best when integrated with other remedies, like medication or dietary changes. We work with every pet owner to create a customized treatment plan using any and all tools at our disposal.

What’s Pet Acupuncture Like?

The needles used in acupuncture are very small, so the procedure is painless. Humans who receive acupuncture describe it as quite relaxing. In fact, some pets even fall asleep during treatment!

Treatment sessions typically last between 15 and 20 minutes, and a series of sessions over time may be necessary to address the health condition.
Before considering acupuncture therapy, patients will have a comprehensive examination and diagnostic workup to include complete blood work analysis and radiographic evaluation.

Is Acupuncture Safe?

Acupuncture is one of the safest therapies utilized in medicine when practiced by a properly trained and certified veterinarian like Dr. Jennifer. It’s been recognized as a safe and beneficial treatment modality by world-renowned medical associations including the American Medical Association, the American Veterinary Medical Association, and the National Institutes of Health.
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