An Integrative Therapy
Acupuncture is a technique in which highly trained practitioners stimulate specific points on the body – most often by inserting thin needles through the skin where nerves and blood vessels intersect. Through placement in these energy channels, the needles enhance blood circulation and stimulate the release of hormones with the goal of encouraging the body to correct imbalances. It is a practice used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Virtually painless, many owners find their pets become relaxed or even sleepy when the needles are in place. Our certified Acupuncturist, Dr. Erica Lloyd Fontenot, can discuss the multitude of conditions that acupuncture can treat and how it is often one of several techniques used simultaneously.
Acupuncture can be used for:
- Pain management (one of the most common uses for acupuncture)
- Musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, hip dysplasia, or nerve injuries
- Cancer support for patients undergoing chemotherapy
- Skin conditions like allergic dermatitis, granulomas, or hot spots
- Gastrointestinal issues like nausea, diarrhea, or irritable bowel disease
- Respiratory ailments such as asthma or allergies due to an anti-inflammatory response