Acupuncture is an ancient (at least 4000 year-old) healing tradition based on re-balancing mind, body and spirit for improved wellness. Acupuncture is commonly used not only to promote wellness, but also to prevent illness. It works very well as a complement to Conventional Western Veterinary Medicine, as well as an adjunct to other holistic modalities. Some of its benefits include slowing the progression of arthritis, reducing pain, immune support, healthy digestion, wound healing, and stress reduction.
However, acupuncture is just a part of overall wellness. Acupuncture alone, isolated from a whole foods diet, herbs, and exercise, is of limited value. In fact, the home environment (nutrition, enrichment, etc.) is arguably more significant since your pet is exposed to it every day. Acupuncture, on the other hand, is a once every week to 4-week complement to what you are already doing at home for your pets between treatments.
So, if you are looking to add gentle, yet powerful healing for your furry friends, consider exploring the benefits of our acupuncture services.
We are pleased to announce that Otterkill Animal Hospital is now offering Cold Laser Therapy! Laser Therapy is an FDA-cleared modality that reduces inflammation and that results in pain reduction. Laser Therapy is effective in treating acute pain, chronic conditions, and post-operative pain. Laser therapy treatment is safe, painless and fast. Treatments to deeper tissues are administered in 5 to 10 minutes. Typically, even chronic patients exhibit improvement after 3 to 5 treatment sessions. Laser therapy utilizes the body’s own healing powers by stimulating cellular activity. Despite short treatment times, laser therapy treatments initiate a healing process that continues to actively reduce inflammation for up to 24 hours after treatment. Acute Conditions – Wounds- Allergies – Cuts/bites – Infections – Sprains/strains Degenerative Joint Disease – Chronic Conditions- Hip Dysplasia- Lick Granulomas – Geriatric Care – Feline Acne – Inflammatory Bowel Disease.