Acupuncture has a long history related to Traditional Chinese Medicine. There is a large quantity of physiologic data and significant evidence for its mechanisms of action and usefulness for pain control. Acupuncture involves the placement of needles in specific locations to alleviate pain or induce other effects. Sometimes an electric current is passed through the needles to augment the effect. Many patients respond very well to acupuncture. Please use only a veterinarian who is certified in veterinary acupuncture in order to get the best possible results and to assure the safety of your pet.
We use a Class IV Deep Tissue Laser. Laser Therapy uses a beam of laser light to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Laser therapy leads to reduced pain, reduced inflammation, and increased healing speed. It has been scientifically proven to be successful in treating post surgical pain and general pain relief, sprains, strains and fractures, wounds, allergies, infections, cuts and bites, inflammations, tooth extraction pain relief.
The laser light is delivered through a noninvasive hand piece. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth. Most treatments take a matter of minutes. Treatment protocols are unique to each patient and conditions. Therefore, treatments will vary in time, complexity and cost. Laser therapy can be used to enhance other treatment plans recommended by your vet.
Therapeutic laser utilizes focused photon energy to modify tissue and cell function. Therapeutic laser can optimize cellular utilization of oxygen, alter nerve conduction, and speed wound healing. The effects of therapeutic laser have been well documented for the alleviation of arthritis pain. Only veterinarians and staff with a good understanding of laser therapy and trained in veterinary laser therapy should be consulted for treatment to allow for a safe, effective outcome.
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