Veterinary acupuncture and laser therapy are two drug-free and surgery-free treatments—one ancient, the other modern—that help the body heal itself.
Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old Chinese practice utilizing hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly. Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available, and Orchard Hills Animal Hospital acupuncture specialists are licensed by the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine.
Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems
- Skin conditions
Class IV Deep Tissue Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser energy induces a biological response in the cells called “photo-bio-modulation,” which leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed. Laser therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by your veterinarian—including acupuncture.
Several conditions can be helped, or their symptoms alleviated, using laser therapy. They include:
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Periodontal Disease
- Lick Granulomas
- Geriatric Care
- Hip Dysplasia
- Feline Acne
If you have questions about acupuncture or laser therapy for your pet, or would like to schedule a consultation, contact Orchard Hills Animal Hospital.