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Calgary Holistic Veterinary Clinic is located at 105, 1640 – 16th Avenue NW. Calgary, AB  T2M 0L6 | 403.289.1616
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Acupuncture

What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture can be defined as the insertion of micro thin needles info specific points along the body to cause a desired healing effect. This technique has been used for at least 3000 years to treat many kinds of ailments. Acupuncture is used all over the world, either by itself or in conjunction with western medicine. It is also used on a wide variety of species from domestic to exotics.

How long is an Acupuncture session?
A session can go take anywhere from ten to thirty minutes depending on your pet’s condition and how they react to the treatment. Most pets, after their first session, know what to expect and will be relaxed. They tend to get sleepy during the treatment and are very calm.

What kind of problems will Acupuncture treat?

Acupuncture is used mainly for functional problems such as:

  • Pain Control and Arthritis
  • Paralysis
  • Respiratory problems
  • Vertebral disk pathology
  • Gastrointestinal
  • And many more!

What can expect after a treatment?
85% of the time, Acupuncture works on the above conditions and other conditions as well, but just like anything it can take some patience to see results. After one Acupuncture treatment your pet will not jump up and be back to normal again, it could take time and effort although it will relieve some pain instantly. If you have decided to do this, don’t rush the process.

What are the treatment periods?
We recommend doing four to six treatments; one treatment a week for four to six weeks. After the last treatment there will be an assessment of the animal’s progress and we will go from there. Typically you would go to a maintenance program, which would be one treatment for every four to eight weeks.

What kind of recovery should I expect?
Again, every pet is different. It depends on their problem and how long it has been present. You should expect pain relief right away and after two to three treatments you should start to see an improvement in your pet’s condition.