Acupuncture and Holistic Medicine

By February 21, 2017

Acupuncture and Holistic modalities can be used to help improve or cure a variety of problems, including those related to allergies, the musculoskeletal, reproductive, neurological, or gastrointestinal systems. Acupuncture can also be used to manage pain and hasten recovery after surgery.

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.

AcupunctureBecause the needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, they cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. However, incorrect placement of the needle or inadequate sterilization can result in pain or complications, which is why you should only have a qualified practitioner perform acupuncture on your pet. Its important to find a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA) to provide the safest, most effective treatment.

Dr. Allison Wansky has been practicing Holistic veterinary medicine since 1999 and is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist (CVA). Holistic and Acupuncture modalities can be used alone or can be integrated with traditional veterinary medicine depending on your pet’s needs. To determine if your pet’s condition(s) may be responsive to this treatment modality, please contact us to schedule a consultation with Dr. Wansky.