Veterinary Acupuncture/Alternative Medicine!
We understand as well as you do that your pet is a part of your family, and your family deserves the best medical care possible. That is why we are proud to offer Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, such as acupuncture therapy, to complement our state-of-the-art Western medicine and treatment options. Dr. Landau Kasitz is certified in veterinary acupuncture from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and is available to help with all forms of problems. Because acupuncture is minimally invasive, it is a very safe procedure th help treat a wide variety of pet conditions including but not limited to:
- Chronic Pain
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Surgical Recovery
To complement our acupuncture, Dr. Kasitz also incorporates the use of a full line of Jing Tang Herbals as well as other homeopathic remedies. Tui-na is another area of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine that is very helpful to some animal sin treating various diseases. By using various manipulations and manual therapy, additional success in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, osteoarthritis, disc problems and general weakness is obtained.
FAQ (Click question to show more)
What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture may be defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic homeostatic effect. The specific point on the body is called "Shu-xu" or acupuncture point (acupoint). The ancient Chinese people discovered 361 acupoints in human beings and 173 acupoints in animals.
Modern research shows that acupoints are located in the areas where there is a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles and lymphatic vessels. Most acupoints are motor points. A great number of studies indicate that stimulation of acupoints induce release of beta-endorphin, serotonin and other neuro-transmitters. Therefore, acupuncture for pain relief is well supported by these scientific studies. As more studies are conducted, the mechanism of this ancient therapy will be better understood.
What are Acupuncture methods and goals?
Acupoints may be stimulated in a variety of ways. These techniques include dry needling, moxibustion, aqu-acupuncture and electro-stimulation. Whatever tools are used the goal is always the same: to restore the flow of Qi and allow homeostasis to return.
How safe is acupuncture therapy?
Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Very few side effects have been found in clinical cases.
How long does each treatment last?
Each session may take 20-60 minutes.
How many treatments are needed?
It depends on the nature, severity and duration of diseases. A single treatment may be enough for an acute condition. A series of 3-10 treatments can resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may need monthly treatments over time.
Does acupuncture hurt?
A proper acupuncture therapy may induce distention, and a heaviness sensation along with contraction of local muscle. Over 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture therapy. Some animals will fall asleep during acupuncture treatment. Sedation is not recommended before acupuncture treatment as it may interfere with the acupuncture effect.
Who is qualified to perform veterinary acupuncture?
Only licensed veterinarians are eligible to practice acupuncture in most states in the USA. A certified acupuncture training course is highly recommended before performing veterinary acupuncture.
Does acupuncture hurt?
Numerous studies show that acupuncture stimulation induces these physiological effects.
- Pain Relief
- Regulation of gastrointestinal motility
- Anti-inflammatory effect
- Hormone and reproductive regulation
- Anti-febrile effect; microcirculation promotion