Acupuncture is now available!
At Lifetime Veterinary Care we believe in treating the whole pet, not just the disease or condition they are suffering from. To do this, we use acupuncture to compliment our traditional western approach to medicine.
Dr. Jackson is Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist and earned his certification through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society, of which he is a member. He is also a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Acupuncture.
We have found it can help with many conditions
such as such as intervertebral disc disease, nerve injury, general pain, arthritis, inflammation, some skin conditions and stomach/intestinal problems.
Acupuncture won’t cure every condition, but it can work very well when indicated, and can oftentimes work
where western treatments fail.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Acupuncture works by releasing your pet’s own pain relieving chemicals (endorphins) on a local level where the needle is inserted, and it also blocks pain signals that come into the spinal cord, and at the same time it releases more natural pain relieving chemicals in the brain and spinal cord.
WILL IT HURT MY PET?
Your pet will not likely feel the acupuncture needles, as they are very small and your pet may become very relaxed and possibly sleepy when being treated with acupuncture.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF IT WORKS?
It may take a few treatments to know if acupuncture is working, so if you don’t see any difference after one treatment, don’t be discouraged. Often it takes 3 or 4 treatments to see resolution of the problem.
Long-term therapy may be indicated for some problems
such as arthritis or back problems.