How does it work?
- Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
- Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain-relieving effect.
- Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
- Acupuncture has no side effects and will not interact with any other medication your pet takes.
What can I expect?
Acupuncture can have a place with many disorders but the most common issue that Dr. Anderson treats is pain. Back pain and arthritis are two of the most common complaints. Dr. Anderson works Monday through Wednesday and is available to perform acupuncture any of those days. When setting up the appointment, we will request your health records from your regular veterinary hospital (if you are not a Beechmount patient). This allows Dr. Anderson a chance to familiarize herself with your pet’s health history. The initial visit will include an assessment of your pet, discussion of your concerns and the first treatment if appropriate.
Set aside an hour for your first visit. Subsequent visits are usually around 30 minutes. Frequency depends on your pet and concern. Initial treatments are usually every 1-2 weeks and then decrease in frequency depending on how your pet responds.
Most animals tolerate the needles surprisingly well and you are encouraged to remain with your pet during the process.