WHAT TO EXPECT
Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific point on the body, usually through inserting very thin, painless needles (usually about the thickness of a strand of hair), resulting in a therapeutic response. Scientific research has validated that most acupuncture points correlate with areas of high-density nerve fibers, arteries, veins and lymphatic vessels. When these points are stimulated, physiologic reactions result, which affect a patient both at the local point of stimulation and throughout the body. Local effects of acupuncture include decreasing pain and inflammation. Systemic effects include triggering the release of hormones and neurotransmitters in the brain, called endorphins and serotonin, leading to pain relief and a calming, relaxing effect.
Acupuncture can be an effective tool for both the treatment and prevention of many different disease process. We will often use this modality for the treatment of painful orthopedic conditions like arthritis and for neurologic diseases that interfere with a pet’s ability to walk normally. It is also very helpful for energy and wellness support for the geriatric, aging pet. Overall, it is one of the most common alternative therapies in veterinary medicine that allow us to decrease our dependency on medications as our pets grow old.
For post-operative dogs or those with neurological conditions or other special needs. A rehabilitation specialist will evaluate your dog and design a custom treatment plan, as well as update your referring veterinarian during the course of your pet’s treatment. These rehabilitation sessions may include multiple treatments, such as swimming, water treadmill, massage, therapeutic exercises, ultrasound, electric stimulation, and laser.
Please call our team for additional information and pricing.
Degenerative Joint Disease
Hip & Elbow Dysplasia
Cranial Cruciate Ligament Injury
Femoral Head Ostectomy
Total Joint Replacement
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Geriatric Support Care
We will be honored with the opportunity to help your pet with any rehabilitation or conditioning needs. Kindly call us at 646.214.8186 to learn more.