Bailey sleeping through his electroacupuncture treatment for his disc disease
The best care for your best friend!
Dr. Mitchell will be happy to contact you within 24 hours. Please call her at: 678-761-4760
Veterinary acupuncture has been practiced in China for over 2,000 years. Over 300 acupoints have been identified in animals. The stimulation of these points has scientifically proven effects and supports the role of acupuncture for pain relief and managing acute and chronic illness.
What is Integrative Medicine?
It is the combination of traditional Chinese medicine and conventional western medicine.
Acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with western medicine to improve the
overall effect. While western medicine tends to treat a specific medical condition with a
standard approach, eastern medicine incorporates disease patterns that will vary from
pet to pet. It is influenced by a pet's personality, age, lifestyle, diet and environment. It
is more holistic in its approach and attempts to get to the underlying cause that may have
led to the problem in the first place.
What Can Acupuncture Treat?
- Musculoskeletal Conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, disc disease/paralysis, general pain
- Internal Medicine Conditions such as kidney and liver disease, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite, constipation
- Respiratory Conditions such as asthma, chronic bronchitis
- Neurological Conditions such as seizures, laryngeal paralysis
- Endocrine Disease such as Hypothryoidism, Cushings Disease
- Cancer and Palliative Care
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
- The first consultation and treatment may last 1 - 1 1/2 hours. Each subsequent session may take 30-60 minutes
- Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure
- Needles are commonly left in place for 5-30 minutes
- Depending on the disease, a series of 3-8 treatments may be recommended. Degenerative conditions may require long term management
- Your are encouraged to be with your pet during treatment. We do not use sedation
- Acupuncture should not be painful. Over 95% of pets are comfortable and may become very relaxed or fall asleep during treatment
- Acupuncture is used with caution in severely weak and debilitated or pregnant animals
- Acupuncture is often combined with Chinese herbs to enhance the therapeutic effects.