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.
“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
Urinary or fecal incontinence
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:
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.