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The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health ConnectionNew ConceptsThe New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
The New Holistic Way for Dogs & Cats: The Stress-Health Connection
 

Acupuncture (including Auricular Acupuncture) and
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

ACUPUNCTURE (Veterinary Acupuncture)

Acupuncture, is a traditional Chinese medical practice using thin filiform needles inserted in specific points along the body’s meridians (through which energy flows) to treat a broad range of illness and pain. Through point stimulation, these specific points along the body’s meridian (corresponding with vascular and neurological anatomy) release neurotransmitters, histamines and endorphins resulting in a sequence of metabolic events at the cellular level. Some observable results from using acupuncture include (but are not limited to) increased bowel motility, pain relief and improved vascular supply.

What is Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)?

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) encompasses and utilizes herbal therapies, food therapies and specific massage techniques–in conjunction with veterinary acupuncture–to restore and maintain optimum health. Traditionally, veterinary acupuncturists have used and continue to use needles to treat their patients. In addition to offering (traditional) veterinary acupuncture, we’re excited to offer additional treatment options as some patients respond well to having liquid homeopathies or vitamins injected into acupuncture points. We also use laser or fiber-optic colour on acupuncture points.

If you are interested in veterinary acupuncture for your cat or dog, please specify Dr. Cindy Kneebone when requesting an appointment. First, she will do a full physical examination of your pet as well as discussing your pet’s history with you. After examining your pet, Dr. Kneebone will perform veterinary acupuncture if she feels this form of treatment is the most effective means of treating your pet’s condition(s). Dr. Kneebone is certified with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS).