Suffern Animal Hospital provides veterinary acupuncture and electro acupuncture. Acupuncture has many benefits for sick or injured pets, especially those with chronic conditions such as arthritis.
- Acupuncture can assist the body's efforts to heal itself. For example, acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and cause the release of hormones, such as endorphins (one of the body's pain control chemicals) or cortisol (a natural steroid).
- Acupuncture for large and small animals is the stimulation of specific points on the body to cause a therapeutic effect. It is a means of helping the body heal itself. We also offer electrical stimulation as another method. Acupuncture is not a cure-all, but it works well to treat certain ailments. It can be used alone or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.
- Acupuncture is used to treat musculoskelatal, skin, respiratory, gastrointestinal and reproductive problems.
- For small/ large animals, the insertion of sterile acupuncture needles is virtually painless and once the needles are in place, there should be no pain. Most pets relax and even fall asleep during the treatment
- Stimulation of an individual acupuncture point may take as little as 10 seconds or as much as 30 minutes. A simple acute problem, such as a sprain, may require only one treatment, where a more severe or chronic ailment may need several or several dozen treatments.
- Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment when it is administered by a properly trained veterinarian.
Please give us a call to schedule a consult with Dr. LeBeau, she would be happy to go over acupuncture with you about your pet.