Acupuncture is an ancient form of Chinese Medicine. It has become more popular in veterinary medicine in recent years. Acupuncture involves the stimulation of precise points on the surface of the body. The stimulation is achieved by inserting needles just under the skin. Electrical stimulation can also be used to enhance the stimulation. Stimulation of the nerves helps to relieve the body’s natural responses to pain, inflammation and infection.
Acupuncture has been used in patients who have arthritis, digestive problems, back pain, kidney disease, and many other conditions. Acupuncture has shown to be successful in many of these cases.
Dr. Jodene Beck is certified to perform acupuncture on your pets. She was featured in the January 2007 Woodbury Magazine for her achievements in veterinary acupuncture. If you are interested in this service, please contact us for more information.