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3421 Niagara Falls Blvd - North Tonawanda, NY 14120 - (716)693-3141
Our hospital is pleased to offer acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Dr. Ashley Mott, BVMS, MRCVS, cVMA is a Certified Acupuncturist and earned her credentials from CuroCore Integrative Medicine & Education Center. Dr Mott is a current member of the AVMA and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. Acupuncture is a form of alternative therapy that provides a healing response from the insertion of sterile needles into specific points on the body. Each acupuncture point has specific receptors when stimulated. This technique has been widely used in veterinary practices for thousands of years. This alternative therapy works for all species, is virtually painless and treats a wide variety of medical conditions. The success of acupuncture can vary depending on the frequency of treatments and the condition being treated. Sessions can last approximately 20-60 minutes. Acupuncture used with our laser therapy can be beneficial in post operative situations.
Each acupuncture treatment will include a myofascial examination to determine the best course of treatment for that patient. Acupuncture needles will then be placed in locations appropriate for the primary condition as well as in trigger points found during the examination. Treatment can be performed in any position the patient finds comfortable. Most patients become relaxed during the treatment and do not become uncomfortable while the needles are in place. Needles are removed anywhere from 5-30 minutes after placement. The appointment is finished with a brief massage and recheck of the myofascial examination.
We also offer electro-acupuncture. Electro-acupuncture is an electric current that is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles and connected to a electro-stimulator. The focus of this form of acupuncture is to help the life-force move freely throughout the body. The body is considered to be in a healthy state when life-force can move freely. This is a very similar technique compared to traditional acupuncture where the same points are stimulated. Several needles can be stimulated simultaneously during a treatment with a stimulator. This session can last approximately 30-40 minutes.
Acupuncture therapy can be beneficial for the following conditions:
We offer numerous acupuncture packages, one that is best suited to your pet's needs. Please give us a call at (716)693-3141 with any questions you may have or for a consultation to see if acupuncture can benefit your pet.