Acupuncture is an arm of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), it has been around for thousands of years. The idea behind it in the Eastern sense of the practice is that life force (Qi) pronounced chi flows through the body along major pathways called meridians, when there is illness or injury in the body it is believed that there is a disruption in the flow and balance of the Qi. Qi can be flowing too much, or too little and acupuncture is believed to restore it to its normal level. TCVM is not based in the practice of modern medicine, it is a separate practice in itself. There are correlations that link the 2 together. Major neuro pathways and blood vessels run on or very close to the meridians, so the application of stimulus along these pathways increases blood flow, neuro-stimulation and cellular release of products that are beneficial to healing, reducing inflammation, and pain. We use your pets own physiology to help heal itself.
Here at Perkins Veterinary Clinic we are always looking for new and innovative ways to help your pet. Although acupuncture is far from new, it is beginning to have a resurgence in practice and popularity with some modern day twists. Acupuncture offers us a new tool to help your pet help themselves. Acupuncture can be done in multiple ways. Here at Perkins Veterinary Clinic we are utilizing electro-acupuncture, acupressure, laser acupuncture, aqua pressure, and traditional dry needle acupuncture. All modalities have different benefits and uses, and after a careful examination of your pet by one of our veterinarians we will make an individualized treatment plan that will benefit your pets health the most.
We offer 3 acupuncture packages, as well as 3 levels of acupuncture / cold Laser packages. Please call to set up an exam so we can set up your pets custom tailored treatment plan.
3 Treatment Package
6 Treatment Package