Acupuncture

Acupuncture for Dogs: Acupuncture Is Not Voodoo

Acupuncture for Dogs: Acupuncture Is Not Voodoo

Have you ever heard about acupuncture for dogs? Even though throughout modern history acupuncture had many opponents, it held its own. In veterinary medicine, acupuncture is gaining ground. We are fortunate that our local veterinarian includes acupuncture in her services. It was one reason she was high on my list when I was looking for a veterinarian. Theoretically, acupuncture can…

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Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie’s Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Physical Therapy for Iliopsoas Injuries: Cookie’s Iliopsoas Injury Treatment—Laser, Hydrotherapy and Chiropractic

Now we get to the really good stuff – laser therapy, hydrotherapy, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments. The first step in treating iliopsoas injuries is to control pain and inflammation. This can be achieved with rest and medications but laser therapy can do amazing things both for pain and inflammation control as well as encouraging the healing process. Without reducing…

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Alternative Treatment Of Dog Arthritis: Viva’s Acupuncture Treatment Update

  Can acupuncture treat arthritis in dogs? Acupuncture improves blood flow. This leads to increased oxygenation of tissues, and the reduction of accumulated waste products. Acupuncture also relaxes muscles and relieves pain. Source: VCA Animal Hospital If you don’t remember the original story, check out Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story article. When Viva was adopted she was…

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Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story

Canine Spondylosis: The Many Faces Of Arthritis—Viva’s Story

Spondylosis is a type of osteoarthritis that affects the spine. It is common in older dogs, although dogs with early stages of the disease will often show no symptoms. It is characteristic of abnormal bony growths, or osteophytes, around the joints between vertebrae. Osteophytes/bone spurs Osteophytes are bony growths that form in response to damage to a  joint. These are…

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