Here at Veterinary Associates we are fortunate enough to offer our patients medical acupuncture treatments performed by certified veterinary medical acupuncturist, Dr. Rapp.
Medical acupuncture is a therapeutic modality of Western medicine that uses current knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and the principles of evidence-based medicine. It acts mainly by stimulating the nervous system. Acupuncture is a form of treatment for many different conditions which include but not limited to, chronic pain, acute pain from injury, spinal cord disease, immune system dysfunction, lick granulomas, reproductive problems, dry eye or corneal ulcerations, some respiratory conditions, and seizures.
Electro-stimulation is also offered, which is a common technique used in Acupuncture in which electrical currents course into the body between the inserted acupuncture needles. The electrical waves relax spasming muscles and moves stagnant blood flow, increasing circulation. Common conditions treated include, neuromuscular disorders (ex. Wobbler’s syndrome), and spinal fractures or injuries.
Accepting Referred Patients
Call for more information or to schedule an appointment. (719) 564-0330