As part of our commitment to delivering total health and wellness care to our valued
patients, Old Dominion Animal Health Center is proud to offer alternative therapy and treatment options for pets that suffer from chronic and acute conditions. Acupuncture is a holistic treatment that has been embraced for centuries as a therapy to relieve pain and treat a variety of ailments and conditions. Now our animal companions can reap the same benefits of this age-old technique.
ODAH Center offers acupuncture as a separate treatment option or to be used in conjunction with traditional Western medical care. The process involves the use of needles to stimulate specific points within the body to treat a wide variety of conditions. Dr. Felton is accredited and certified through the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, the “gold standard” in eastern veterinary therapy.
Some of the conditions that can be effectively treated through acupuncture include:
- Non-infectious inflammation and pain (such as allergies)
- Musculoskeletal problems
- Muscle soreness
- Back pain
- Disk problems
- Joint problems
- Lameness or paralysis
- Neurological disorders (such as seizures, laryngeal, facial and radial nerve paralysis)
Acupuncture can also be used as a treatment for a variety of gastrointestinal upsets, such as ulcers, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation, as well as other chronic conditions such as asthma, cough, uveitis, renal failure and skin conditions.
The goal behind offering this innovative service is to provide our clients with more options for the care and treatment of their pets. Acupuncture is an extremely safe and virtually painless process. In fact, many of the patients we treat are noticeably more relaxed following an acupuncture session. Sessions are reasonably short, lasting up approximately 30-45 minutes or less. Many pets can be helped with just one treatment while others may require multiple treatments for chronic problems.
ODAH Center is proud to offer this additional therapy option to improve and enhance the lives of our patients. If your pet suffers from any of the symptoms or conditions mentioned above, we encourage you to inquire about whether acupuncture might be something that would help your animal companion live a happier, more comfortable life.