At Carolina Integrative Veterinary Hospital, acupuncture serves as one of our strongest intersections of holistic and conventional medicine. Acupuncture itself has been developed and refined for over 3,000 years, and, in the last half-century especially, Chinese scholars have integrated Western medical knowledge and technologies into the practice in order to further boost its efficacy.
 For animals, studies indicate acupuncture as an effective treatment for:
  • noninfectious inflammation, such as allergies
  • musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis
  • respiratory problems, such as feline asthma
  • neurological diseases, such as intervertebral disk disease
  • skin problems, such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis
  • gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea
Studies have also shown that acupuncture may:
  • strengthen the immune system during chemotherapy
  • reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy
  • relieve cancer pain
  • stimulate immune function, including blood cell count increase and enhancement of lymphocyte activity

Many owners worry that their pets won’t tolerate acupuncture—however, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless. Most animals become very relaxed and may even become sleepy.

If you have any questions about our acupuncture services, please call us, email us, or fill out a contact form.

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