Following an initial consultation with Dr. Ilana, it may be determined that Acupuncture is an appropriate treatment for your pet as part of his/her custom treatment plan. Below we describe the many benefits of this key component of Traditional Chinese Medicine that has been practiced for thousands of years.

Benefits of Acupuncture

Acupuncture is indicated as a treatment for the following disorders:

  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis and hip/elbow dysplasia
  • Rehabilitation after an injury or a surgery
  • Chronic degenerative diseases; joints, eyes, organs
  • Supportive care for Cancer patients (keep blood cell counts high so treatments are not delayed, help with appetite, prevent side effects of chemo and radiation therapy)
  • Gastro-intestinal problems, such as irritable bowel disorder, frequent vomiting, constipation, diarrhea.
  • Failure to thrive, poor metabolism and idiopathic weight loss
  • Depressed immune system function
  • Kidney & urinary bladder stones/infections
  • Gallstones and sludge
  • Kidney, liver and other organ failures
  • Pancreatitis
  • Supportive care for behavioral issues, such as fear and aggression
  • Anxiety, insomnia and stress
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Skin allergies and other dermatologic conditions

About Our Partner

After your initial consultation with Dr. Ilana, if acupuncture is prescribed as part your pet’s treatment plan, it will be performed through our partner, Acupuncture Works / Dr. Ella Woods, DAOM, MSTCM, MBA, Dipl. OM.

Often Dr. Woods canine and feline patients have serious, complicated diseases, sometimes labeled “terminal” by their Veterinarian. Ella’s care focuses on today and the current barriers to balance and well-being. She cares not for “prognosis” or predicted outcome. She cares about fine-tuning the body’s energy to allow it to bring its life force to bear on the imbalance (disease). She finds that each body has its own unique wisdom and will often use her therapies to heal/repair whichever system truly needs it first. Her clients find that their beloved companion is more active, more comfortable, feels better for much longer than without the therapies Dr. Woods uses. Dr. Woods finds that her patients tend to experience a higher state of well-being until their body is truly ready to release their spirit.

Read more about Dr. Woods on Our Staff and Partners page.

Luna receives acupuncture wearing her Doggles.

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