Learn More About Acupuncture

Dr. Elizabeth Palmer along with the staff at Westside Family Pet Clinic is excited to share this new opportunity with you!! Scroll down to get some FAQs answered!

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a non-invasive, natural treatment for a variety of health issues. Acupuncture is the placement of a stimulus in a specific area to relieve blockages of energy that flows through the body. With this stimulation, the body draws healing factors in the blood to this area and helps it to heal faster.

When Is Acupuncture Recommended?

Acupuncture is recommended for musculoskeletal problems, like muscle soreness, back pain, and joint diseases. It is also recommended for neurobiological disorders like siequres. Gastrointestinal disorders can also benefit from acupuncture. This treatment can also be used in chronic conditions, quality of life care, and performance enhancement.

Does It Work?

Acupuncture shows the most improvement in areas where there is a high density of free nerve endings. These areas allow the body to release endorphins and serotonin.

Is It Safe? Does It Hurt?

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when performed by a qualified practitioner. Acupuncture is not painful because the needles are very fine. Most animals will fall asleep during treatments because they are relaxing.

How Long Is Treatment? How Many Treatments Are Needed?

The initial treatment may take longer, but appointments can take anywhere from 20 to 45 minutes. The number of treatments is going to depend on the situation. Treatments can be done daily, weekly, monthly, or even further apart.

How Soon Can We Expect Results?

Sometimes results can be seen immediately but others may take more time. Chronic conditions will need more treatments before seeing improvement.

Who Is Qualified To Perform This Service?

Only licensed veterinarians are qualified to perform veterinary acupuncture.

More Information

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