Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years to treat a multitude of illnesses and for pain relief.  Acupuncture involves inserting sterile acupuncture needles into points along energy pathways called meridians. Energy, called Qi, flows along these meridians.  However, these pathways will sometimes become blocked, and this can lead to disease processes.  Acupuncture helps relieve these blockages and restore Qi flow and balance in the body.

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Common Applications of Acupuncture in Veterinary Medicine Include:

  • Hip Dysplasia (Degenerative Joint Disease)
  • Chronic pain/weakness in geriatrics
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Back and Neck Pain
  • Kidney Disease
  • Cruciate Ligament Injuries
  • Allergies
  • Urinary and fecal incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Limping

What to Expect During the appointment:

  • Dr. Melissa Gosline is an IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society) certified veterinary acupuncturist.
  • The first appointment takes about an hour and includes a thorough physical exam and consultation, as well as the first treatment
  • Additional diagnostic testing, such as bloodwork and radiographs may be indicated
  • Acupuncture is well tolerated by most patients and owners may be present for the treatment
  • Expect 6-8 treatments for most conditions
  • Treatments are every 1-2 weeks
  • After the initial treatment course, we may tailor further treatments