What is Acupuncture?
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine has four main components: acupuncture, herbal medicine, food therapy and tui-na(medical manipulation).
Acupuncture usually involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into discrete and specific points on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect, but may include other methods such as electrical stimulation. The ancient Chinese discovered 173 acupoints in animals.
Is Acupuncture safe?
Yes! acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner.
How long does each treatment take?
Each session may take 20-45 minutes; the first session usually takes longer than the follow up appointments.
How soon can we expect results?
Some results can be seen immediately but others will require several treatments. Generally a minimum of 3-5 treatments 1-2 weeks apart for chronic conditions are needed before seeing notable improvement.
Does Acupuncture hurt?
Rarely! Acupuncture is not painful because the points are stimulated using very fine needle, almost as thin as hair. Over 95% of our patients are comfortable with acupuncture therapy!