Dr. Loden has completed the required training in the art of acupuncture with the International Veterniary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). Dr Loden has passed the test required for certification by IVAS. We are now offering acupuncture as a single modality or in conjunction with conventional medicine for treatment.
Acupuncture is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine based on the idea that the body is always trying to maintain a certain balance and will do what it is able to regulate itself. Acupuncture is generally defined as the insertion of needles into specific points of the body to achieve the desired effects. These "points" are frequently in areas containing a high volume of nerve fibers, blood vessels, or on muscle tissue planes. The proper stimulation of these points enables the body to heal itself by effecting certain physiological changes.
A cupuncture needles are so small that the insertion of the needle is nearly painless. Pets often walk around the room during treatment or lie down to go to sleep without showing any signs of being aware of the needles. The number of treatments required will vary depending on the patient and the disease being treated. Treatments with individual needles may vary from 10 seconds to 30 minutes depending on the condition. Often positive results are seen after the first few treatments, but in severe cases, it may take several treatments before positive results are seen.
Acupuncture is best known to treat pain associated with musculoskeletal problems. It is also used for:
- Behavioral problems
- Digestive tract disorders
- Eye and ear problems
- Heart disorders and immune disorders
- Muscle and joint pain
- Neurological problems
- Spinal disorders
- Reproductive disorders
- Respiratory disorders
- Skin disorders
- Urinary disorders
Acupuncture should be used:
- When conventional medicines have failed.
- When you prefer natural treatments instead of synthetic drugs.
- When your pet is too ill to tolerate surgery.
- In conjunction with conventional treatments to improve results.
For those animals who will not tolerate needles, we are able to provide needleless acupuncture.
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