Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is a form of integrative medicine that has been used for thousands of years. In TCM, acupuncture corrects the flow of energy or “Qi.” Acupuncture is commonly used on adults to alleviate pain and treat a variety of medical conditions. Many are surprised to learn that it can also be beneficial to some species of pets. Everhart offers integrative medicine services such as acupuncture, holistic and herbal treatments to help and heal your pet.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body to bring about a healing effect. It stimulates nerves, releases of neurotransmitters and hormones, increases blood flow, and improves relaxation. It also yields relief of pain and disease symptoms. It can help an athletic animal remain in top-notch condition.
Acupuncture will generally require multiple treatments. This varies depending on your patient’s condition but often call for often 4-8 weeks of either weekly or bi-weekly appointments. During this time span, we will discover if acupuncture is an effective form of treatment for your pet. Once we have seen maximal improvement, we will taper with appointments until we see the greatest amount of symptom-free time elapses between visits.
What It Can’t-Do
Acupuncture has not been proven to fix structural damage such as torn ligaments or broken bones.
How Can I Make An Appointment For My Pet?
If you believe acupuncture could be beneficial to your pet, please call Everhart veterinary Hospital or Everhart Well pet. Once you do so, please be sure to leave the best time and number to reach you at, as well as your pet’s conditions. One of our integrative medicine team members will call you back to set up the initial evaluation and treatment. They will also send you a link to download the Integrative medicine Health History Questionnaire.
Contact Us To Schedule Your Next Veterinary Appointment
Everhart Veterinary Hospital is always accepting new patients. We always guarantee same day appointments if your animal has any urgent medical issues. This applies to everyone, and it does not matter if your companion is a new patient. If you need urgent care, please call our hospital directly at 410-355-3131. If your pet does not require urgent care, you will still be able to see a veterinarian with 24 hours. Everhart is open seven days a week for appointments. You can reach the Everhart WellPet Center at 410-793-7670. We are committed to helping your pet in any way that we can. If we discover that your pet needs a higher level of care, we may transfer the patient to a more specialized hospital that offers 24-hour care.