Through Naturally Balanced Veterinary Services, Parkside Animal Care Center provides in-house veterinary 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 is the stimulation of specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. It is a means of helping the body heal itself. It 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 animals, the insertion of 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.
If you have any questions, or wish to setup an appointment with Dr. Patty, please call 920-737-9605.
Dr. Patty Glover of Naturally Balanced Veterinary Services is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, School of Veterinary Medicine. After becoming a veterinarian, Dr. Patty's passionate interest in integrative health care choices for her animal patients led her to further her education. She has completed extensive training in Animal Chiropractic at Options for Animals, College of Animal Chiropractic and in Veterinary Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine with Dr. Shen Xie at the Chi Institute.