Acupuncture

This service is available at:
Bulger Veterinary Hospital

acupuncture in dogs

Acupuncture has been used in medical practice to treat humans and animals for more than 3,000 years. The body of research showing its scientific effects for relieving pain and reducing inflammation is steadily growing.

Acupuncture is carried out by our certified veterinary acupuncturist as an adjunct to traditional veterinary treatment. Our Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) has extensive training in the field of acupuncture. She combines veterinary and holistic training to treat patients using an integrative approach.

Western research has shown that the placement of fine, sterile needles under the surface of the skin stimulates the body’s nervous system. Acupuncture can work on the local area, the spinal cord and the brain to change the blood flow, inflammation, and pain patterns of the body.

Different Methods for Treating a Patient

  • Dry needling involves placing needles in special acupuncture points with or without manual stimulation.
  • Electroacupuncture incorporates electrical current into treatment.
  • Aquapuncture entails injecting a small amount of liquid (commonly saline or B vitamin solution) into acupuncture points.
  • Acupressure is the simple act of putting manual pressure on an acupuncture point (this can be done by you for your pet at home).

Dry needle acupuncture at Bulger Veterinary HospitalCommon Diagnoses that Respond to Acupuncture

  • Arthritis
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Post-operative pain control
  • Intervertebral disk disease
  • Skin Allergies
  • Lick Granulomas
  • Epilepsy
  • Traumatic nerve injury
  • Asthma
  • Irritable bowel disease
  • Constipation

Benefits

  • Pain Control
  • Increases Circulation
  • Enhances Immunity
  • Relaxation
  • Increased Energy
  • Minimal Side Effects
  • Helps to speed recovery and strength in combination with Physical Therapy
  • Provides additional analgesia (pain control) in combination with general anesthesia

Treatment Types

  • Dry Needling
  • Electroacupuncture
  • Aquapuncture
  • Acupressure

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General Practice, Emergency & Specialty

Bulger Veterinary Hospital

North Andover, MA 01845
ER: 978.725.5544 GP: 978.682.9905

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