Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine have long been used to successfully treat many conditions in people and animals. At Prairie Animal Health Centre, we believe in an integrated approach to veterinary care, and so we often use both western and eastern methods to help our patients.

Dr. Lanz is a certified veterinary acupuncturist through the renowned Chi Institute. She has seen results with acupuncture and herbal medicine in a variety of cases utilizing these therapies, which can be used together or separately, and along with other more conventional treatments. Dr. Lanz is also trained in acupuncture through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.

Both acupuncture and herbal medicine are minimally invasive, effective ways to manage pain and treat or manage many conditions, including:

  • arthritis
  • neurologic disease
  • respiratory problems
  • gastrointestinal disorders
  • skin/allergy issues
  • anxiety
  • diabetes
  • wound healing
  • chronic pain
  • eye problems such as dry eye or pannus
  • epilepsy
  • incontinence

Acupuncture treatment involves inserting anywhere from 1-15 needles, along acupoints in the body. Needles may be stimulated electrically, and we may inject vitamin B12 to certain points after treatment to enhance the effects. Treatment can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes depending on the patient and the condition we are treating.

If your pet suffers from any of the conditions above acupuncture and/or herbal medicine might significantly improve his or her quality of life. Give our Estevan location a call at 306-241-0256 and make an appointment for a consultation.

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