Acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of diseases in humans and animals.
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points, known as acupoints, and are located in areas where there are a high number of nerve endings, lymph vessels, and small arterioles (blood vessels).
Research has shown that by stimulating the acupoints, endorphins and serotonin are released, which are known to aid in pain relief.
Each acupuncture appointment lasts about 60 minutes and it is recommended that initially a series of three acupuncture appointments are performed once weekly over a three week period to assess response to therapy. Thereafter, acupuncture is administered on an as-needed basis anywhere from weekly to every few months.
Most patients are very comfortable during the acupuncture treatment. Stimulation of the acupuncture point may initially induce a slight reaction but then many of the patients become very relaxed and often will fall asleep during the treatment. Sedation of the patient is not needed and is actually contraindicated.
Dr. Partlow has received post-doctoral training in Veterinary Acupuncture at The Chi Institute in Florida. She is a member of The American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Further information on acupuncture and The Chi Insititute may be found at www.tcvm.com.
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