Questions about Veterinary Acupuncture often include:
Is acupuncture safe?
Acupuncture for animals should be administered by properly trained veterinary acupuncturists. Rare side effects include lethargy and or sleepiness for 24 hours following treatment.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Most animals do not object to the needle placement. Most become sleepy during treatment, especially when electro-acupuncture is administered. Most animals come into the exam room for repeat treatments as if they are looking forward to their acupuncture.
How long does a treatment last?
A typical treatment lasts from 30-45 minutes.
How often will my pet need acupuncture?
Generally, a minimum of once a week for 4 to 6 weeks is required to achieve a positive, lasting effect. A series of treatments is necessary because effects of treatments build on each other. Treatments can often be tapered to monthly or quarterly to maintain the pet's quality of life.
Why use acupuncture and herbs?
Faster results are often achieved by using herbs, acupuncture, tui na, and food therapy in conjunction with each other.