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Types of Acupuncture

There are Chinese, Japanese, Korean and other versions of acupuncture. The form I practice is Chinese, based on Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This is a thoroughly holistic form of medicine. In fact, it is impossible for me to treat a “symptom” without treating the entire patient.

Most acupuncture is conducted by inserting very tiny needles at acupuncture points. But there are also several other ways I might want to treat your animal, including:

This is the warming of an acupuncture site, either directly or via an acupuncture needle, by burning a Chinese herb, Artemisia vulgaris. The herb gently and uniformly warms and has a very comforting effect. It is not placed in contact with the skin or fur so there is never any burning or excessive heat.
Injection of a sterile solution – usually either B vitamins in sterile saline or an injectible homeopathic solution – creates a different sort of pressure at the site than is achieved with a needle.
Laser acupuncture
Cold laser light is applied to acupuncture points. This low-energy laser is not felt by the patient and is a great way to treat points that would be painful to needle.
Very low current (in the milliamp range) between a pair of acupuncture points amplifies the effect of treatment beyond use of needles alone. The current is set below the level at which the animal would be aware of it, thus it is as comfortable as routine needling.