Healing Tails strongly believes in developing a   partnership   with proactive pet parents committed to   naturally   supporting their pet's health conditions and injuries without the use of continuous medications or surgery.


A special gift for you from Dr. Arielle Herndobler. A freebie outlining what's important for you to know before trying acupuncture for your beloved fur baby!


“Healing Tails strongly believes in developing a partnership with proactive pet parents who are committed to naturally supporting their pet’s health conditions or injuries without the use of continuous medications or surgery.”

Acupuncture can be a great addition to the care plan for pets suffering from chronic pain or chronic health conditions. Acupuncture is non-invasive and well tolerated by most pets and involves inserting thin, sterile needles into specific points on your pet’s body.

Conditions that acupuncture may help include:


Back pain/intervertebral disc disease

Muscle spasms or pain


Inflammatory bowel disease

Kidney disease

Liver disease

Cushing's disease




Urinary or fecal incontinence

Neurological disorders 

Acupuncture Benefits

Acupuncture can often be safely combined with conventional therapies for a comprehensive approach to your pet’s health. Through the incorporation of acupuncture we are sometimes able to provide additional relief of symptoms or eliminate or reduce the use of conventional medications. Acupuncture works by eliciting specific effects on your pet’s body, including:

  • Nerve Stimulation

  • Increased Blood Circulation

  • Release of Hormones

  • Relief of Muscle Spasms and Pain

  • Regulation of Immune Function

Acupuncture and Your Pet

During your first consultation we will complete a thorough physical exam. Part of the physical exam also includes an ancient Chinese medical diagnostic tool called tongue and pulse diagnosis. Your pet’s tongue and pulse can provide valuable information about their overall health and can help guide us in determining the best acupuncture prescription for them. We will discuss a treatment plan as well as the expected outcomes and goals of treatment. 

Herbs and Supplements

In some patients, supplements and herbs can be used to enhance the effects of the acupuncture treatments. At Healing Tails, we source our herbs from companies which utilize best manufacturing practices, ensuring that they are safe for pet consumption. 

Contact Form

We understand that you may still have some questions that need to be answered before scheduling a visit to Healing Tails. Please fill out the form and a team member will contact you as soon as possible.

We are conveniently located off of all major highways including

I-55, I-290, Lakeshore drive, I-90/94


Free parking is available


1921 S. Archer Ave.

Chicago, IL 60616

Email: info@healingtailschicago.com
Phone:  312-929-3780


Monday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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