Although acupuncture dates back over 3,000 years, an ever increasing amount of modern scientific research is proving its effects and benefits in both humans and animals. Acupuncture can benefit a wide range of conditions including arthritis, spinal problems (intervertebral disc disease), skin conditions, gastrointestinal conditions and neurological conditions.
Rehabilitation uses techniques such as therapeutic exercises, laser therapy, therapeutic ultrasound and neuromuscular electrostimulation to improve recovery from surgery or injury, or to benefit dogs with chronic issues such as arthritis. Individually-tailored rehabilitation can speed healing, relieve pain and improve strength and balance.
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese herbal medicine is a wonderful complement to acupuncture and an integral part of Chinese veterinary medicine. It has been described as, "Acupuncture from the inside." The herbs used are extensively tested for accurate identification and avoidance of contamination, and are easily administered to animals as pills or, for horses, powder put on top of food.
Laser Therapy Laser therapy involves use of specific wavelengths of light to reduce inflammation and pain and stimulate healing. Scientific studies have shown laser therapy has many beneficial effects on healing. Laser therapy can benefit conditions including arthritis, non-healing wounds or surgical wounds, tendon/ligament injuries, muscle pain, back pain and skin problems.Read More
Food therapy is the Chinese practice of using selected foods to help treat disease. According to Chinese medical theory, foods have various energetic and other properties, so therefore appropriate foods can be selected to help treat an animal's disease. Food therapy is a great addition to integrative treatment with acupuncture, herbs and/or conventional medicine.
Tui-na is Chinese medical massage. It is based on the same theories about energy (Qi) and "meridians" as acupuncture, and involves manipulating the limbs and applying pressure at acupuncture points to both improve joint and muscle flexibility as well as benefit the internal organs. Tui-na is very useful for musculoskeletal disorders and in rehabilitation.