Bryn Mawr Vet is now offering acupuncture services for your pets. Treatment with medical acupuncture can promote health and well-being and address a variety of medical conditions.
Dr. Chambers is certified in veterinary medical acupuncture as well as veterinary rehabilitation therapy.
What is Acupuncture?
Medical acupuncture is a treatment method that involves the insertion of small, sterile needles into acupressure points to cause change in the soft tissues and nervous system. Modern medical practitioners have adapted Chinese acupuncture based on current knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology to develop medical acupuncture. Research on acupuncture is continuing to add to the scientific basis for acupuncture as a beneficial medical therapy.
What Can Acupuncture Do for My Pet?
In addition to its well known effect on acute and chronic pain, acupuncture can address many medical issues including:
- Digestive problems, such as inflammation and motility disorders.
- Neurologic problems including peripheral neuropathy, intervertebral disk disease, spinal cord injury, and nerve based pain.
- Musculoskeletal issues, including osteoarthritis, joint pain, neck pain, and more.
The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient. Usually change will be noted within the first few treatments if acupuncture is going to be beneficial to your pet.
Bring Your Pet in for Acupuncture
If you bring in your pet for acupuncture, Dr. Chambers will examine your pet to determine the location and source of your pet’s discomfort and implement an appropriate treatment plan. We can also discuss your pet’s overall comfort level, simple modifications that can be made at home, and any exercise or dietary changes that would be beneficial.
Are you interested in learning more about cat or dog acupuncture? Complete the form below to request more information. Dr. Chambers is happy to answer any questions you may have!