Acupuncture is offered by Dr. Kristi Tipton for the purposes of prevention and treatment, as care for pets with current and chronic illnesses or ailments. Veterinary acupuncture is most often suggested for health concerns including musculoskeletal problems, neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, chronic conditions, and quality of life and hospice care.
An acupuncture evaluation includes and initial visit to review history, records and laboratory work, followed by a physical examination using Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine principles. Treatment and care options will be provided, which may include acupuncture.
Acupuncture usually involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into discrete and specific acupuncture points (acupoints) on the body in order to cause a therapeutic effect, but may include other methods such as electrical stimulation and aquapuncture (the injection of B vitamins at the acupuncture points).
Acupuncture has been practiced in both animals and humans for thousands of years in China. It is a safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Dr. Tipton was trained in veterinary acupuncture at the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.
If you are interested in acupuncture for your pet, please contact us to schedule an evaluation. Thank you.