What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is technique of Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine that has been used to treat animals for thousands of years.
What is the difference between Scientific and TCVM acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese veterinary medicine (TCVM) believes in balance and energy. TCVM considers disease an imbalance in the body and aims to rebalance the body.
Scientific-based acupuncture target locations that releases endorphins or that induces chemical reactions in releasing tension.
What animals can receive acupuncture?
Dogs, cats, rabbits, and guinea pigs.
How does it help my pet?
When an acupuncture needle is inserted, it stimulates a cascade of impulses and chemicals from the brain that relieve pain, relax muscles, etc.
Who should I book my appointment with?
Dr. Balfe can help in deciding whether acupuncture is right for your pet. She is certified in Scientific acupuncture at our sister location Animal Hospital of Chesterfield.