Alternative treatments

Acupuncture Is Not Voodoo

While our modern world is gingerly re-discovering this traditional Chinese therapeutic technique, it’s origins might date as far as the Stone Age. Even though throughout modern history acupuncture had many opponents, it held its own and it seems to be slowly gaining ground. What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a technique that uses small needles to stimulate special points on your…

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ACL/CCL Injuries in Dogs: Non-Surgical Alternatives?

Did your dog suffer an ACL injury? If you are anything like I was, you are searching high and low for a non-surgical solution. Your options will depend on the severity of the injury. There is a chance that partial tears can respond to non-surgical treatment. Once the ligament is fully torn, I believe that surgery is the only effective…

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Prolotherapy: Forerunner To Stem Cell Regenerative Therapy?

Prolotherapy was the first non-surgical option we were researching as a possible treatment when Jasmine got diagnosed with a partial ACL tear. It was suggested to us by an Australian veterinarian, who has been using it to treat arthritis but felt that it might work in our case as well. After further research and consultations, we eventually decided to go…

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