Veterinary Acupuncture & Low Level Laser Therapy
Acupuncture has been used as a health and treatment modality for more than 3,000 years. Western medical and scientific research has applied modern principles to develop a treatment modality based on contemporary anatomy, physiology and pathology. This science-based treatment is a humane complement for difficult-to-treat large and small animal health issues.
Scientifically focused acupuncture is the result of modern veterinary medicine's evidence based research. Acupuncture is being used to successfully treat animals not responding to conventional therapy. Chronic conditions in companion animals such as arthritis, seizure disorders, gastro-intestinal disorders and pain respond well to acupuncture. Chronic horse conditions such as back and tendon pain, inflammation, laminitis and even infertility often show significant progress in a few treatments.
Low level laser therapy (LLLT) can be used to stimulate the healing of wounds, incisions and injuries to ligaments, tendons and muscles, lameness and dysplasia. LLLT is being used to treat arthritis independently or in addition to acupuncture. LLLT is non-invasive and does not require anesthesia. Large and small animals, unable to tolerate needles, often respond to LLLT.
Eva Gardiner, DVM, MAV, is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and performs all acupuncture and low level therapy procedures on large and small animals.