Newest Trend In Veterinary Medicine
US – Dogs suffering from everything from arthritis to cancer are trying out the newest trend in veterinary medicine – acupuncture.
Dr. John Oullette, a certified veterinary acupuncturist in Madison, Connecticut says that it is believed that acupuncture provides relief for acute and chronic pain. Cases that we found most often include dogs that suffer from hip dysplasia and arthritis.
Acupuncture has been around for thousands of years. Chinese civilization established acupuncture to restore or maintain balance between mind, body and spirit. Fine needles are inserted into the skin with the belief that the positive energy from other parts of the body can open up the blocked passages of areas with pain or disease.
The procedure is virtually painless. Procedures can last from 10 seconds to 30 minutes.
The average cost is between $50 and $85, which could be covered, depending on the type of pet insurance you have.
While some dogs only need one treatment, those with serious problems like cancer or severe arthritis could receive weekly or multi-weekly treatments. Treatment ends when signs of improvement, like better mobility and more range in motion.
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