Pet Acupuncture | HomeFront Veterinary
Based on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, HomeFront offers in-home acupuncture based services for your pets.
Homefront Veterinary House Calls offers acupuncture based on principles of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Acupuncture has been practiced on humans and animals for thousands of years. It may be used to complement conventional medicine, or it may be used as a primary choice of therapy. Acupuncture works by stimulating a specific point on the body to elicit a specific response. Stimulating these points causes a release of hormones and balances the body so that it may heal itself. Acupuncture is a very safe form of treatment with very few side effects. Even though acupuncture involves inserting several needles, patients experience a feeling of heaviness at the point of insertion and the treatment is not painful. Many animals fall asleep during treatment.
Acupuncture may be used to treat musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, muscle soreness, back pain, and degenerative joint disease. It may be helpful for seizures and paralysis. Gastrointestinal disorders such as diarrhea, constipation, and inflammatory bowel disease may also be treated with acupuncture. Some chronic conditions such as kidney failure, geriatric weakness, skin problems, behavior problems, and asthma may be treated. Often herbal treatment and/or dietary changes may be recommended along with acupuncture treatment. Acupuncture and herbal treatments may be used to mitigate side effects of chemotherapy for animals with cancer.
An acupuncture treatment usually lasts 30 minutes to 1 hour. The initial visit is more involved as information is gathered and a Chinese Veterinary Medical Diagnosis is made. Most conditions respond after 3 to 5 treatments, but some chronic conditions may take longer. For this reason, we ask that pet owners commit to a minimum of 3 treatments when initiating acupuncture therapy.
To schedule an appointment and discuss if your pet would be a good candidate for acupuncture, please call (917)396-4041 or e-mail email@example.com.