Acupuncture is used at Wake Forest Animal Hospital to enhance well-being and quality of life.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points of the body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments. The Chinese also use acupuncture as preventative medicine. Acupuncture is used all around the world, either alone or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of conditions in every species of animal. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of animals. The use of acupuncture is increasing. Acupuncture will not cure every condition, but it can work very well when it is indicated.
How Can My Pet Benefit from Acupuncture?
The success of the treatment will vary according to the condition being treated and the number and frequency of acupuncture treatments. The length and frequency of the treatments depend on the condition of the patient and the method of stimulation (dry needle, electroacupuncture, aquapuncture, etc.) that is used by the veterinary acupuncturist. A simple acute problem, such as a sprain, may require only one treatment, whereas more severe or chronic ailments may need several treatments.
Some of the reasons why our services are industry-leading:
- Highly trained staff
- Adhere to the latest safety standards
- Highly sanitized work areas and staff procedures
- Implementation of the latest equipment and technologies