Santaluz Animal Care Offers Pet Acupuncture
Animals can suffer from a number of conditions that require skillful pain management. Although several types of medications are available, these do not always offer complete relief and may not be tolerated in some animals. Acupuncture offers a drug-free, effective method of managing pain and other conditions.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient healing practice that has been used in Asian countries for thousands of years. It uses very fine needles inserted into specific points of the body, to block pain signals and stimulate healing. Research shows that the process stimulates nerves, increases circulation, relieves muscle spasms and releases natural pain-relieving hormones. It can effectively block pain for a period of time and can be used with other treatments.
Veterinary Conditions Acupuncture Can Help
Acupuncture has been found to be helpful in relieving a wide range of veterinary health problems not just pain. It can be used to reduce pain after surgery. It can quiet discomfort from musculature injuries, arthritis and nerve trauma. Dr. Laura Greenlee Johnson can use acupuncture to treat skin disorders, such as lick granuloma and allergic dermatitis. It can also help to reduce symptoms of asthma and gastrointestinal problems.
What Happens During an Acupuncture Session
Dr. Johnson will do a careful assessment of your pet’s condition to determine the appropriate placement of the needles. Your pet will lie comfortably on a futon couch during the procedure with you by their side throughout the treatment. Your pet will not feel any pain as the fine needles are inserted. While the needles are doing their job, we will turn down the lights, play soothing music that is designated to calm your pet, as well as have soothing aromatherapy of lavender scent. At the end of the session, the needles are removed painlessly, and your pet can continue his or her normal activities.
If you are looking for an alternative treatment to reduce your pets' pain, allergies, or anxiety then call Santaluz Animal Care for your pets' cold laser therapy (PBMT) appointment at (858) 250-5590. Dr. Laura Greenlee Johnson and her staff at Santaluz Animal Care look forward to caring for your loved ones in the Rancho Santa Fe, Fairbanks Ranch, 4S Ranch, Santaluz, Del Sur, Pacific Highlands Ranch, Carmel Valley, San Diego and the surrounding areas. Or go back to our home page and schedule right here!!