Alleviating Pain, Easing Recovery

pet acupunctureVeterinary acupuncture, or pet acupuncture, is an incredible noninvasive therapeutic modality that complements existing treatment options. For several centuries, acupuncture was practiced throughout the Far East as a component of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and has more recently been embraced by Western medicine.

Like acupuncture for humans, pet acupuncture is used in a variety of ways, most significantly to alleviate pain, encourage healing, and promote greater well being.

At Arlington Animal Hospital, we view acupuncture as one complementary therapy in a comprehensive treatment plan. It can easily be adapted to existing treatments, such as surgery, medication, rehabilitation, and so forth. Our goal is to always give your pet the best possible care for greater quality of life and optimal wellness.

The Benefits of Pet Acupuncture

Pet acupuncture is gaining wide acceptance in modern veterinary medicine and is now being used in treating several different conditions, not just pain management.

In fact, organizations such as the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture and the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society are but a few working to raise awareness, set guidelines/standards of practice, and provide specialized training to veterinary professionals.

Acupuncture has shown great efficacy in the following common conditions affecting animals:

  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis and intervertebral disc disease
  • Postoperative pain management and recovery
  • Neurological conditions
  • Skin conditions, such as dermatitis and lick granulomas
  • Nausea
  • Reproductive disorders
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Recovery from fractures

As research into acupuncture progresses, we’re continuing to find more conditions and illnesses that can be helped using this exciting therapy, including cardiovascular conditions.

If your pet is experiencing chronic pain or another condition that might benefit from this therapy, we encourage you to call us for a consultation.

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Office Hours

  • Monday
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday
    8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Thursday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Friday
    8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday
    8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Sunday
  • Doctors’ hours are by appointment only.
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