Offered for both your equine partner and pets

Mild body pathology such as tissue restriction, tight muscles, nerve compression, decreased blood flow and pain exist long before there are debilitating changes such as arthritis, tendonitis and muscle strains.

Your animal can demonstrate these changes by having difficulty rising, decrease in performance or even a change in attitude.

We can recognize and treat these changes using a complete exam, muscle work, mobilization, and acupuncture to effect the nerves, muscles and tissue planes. Acupuncture requires a detailed knowledge of the patients anatomy and function and is performed by a veterinarian. We can talk to the nervous system by placing needles in specific influential areas including locations near nerve plexuses, nerve-muscle junctions, nerve roots as they exit the spinal cord, fascial planes and along major nerve routes. This sends a signal to the spinal cord and brain that increases blood flow, releases muscle tension and reduces inflammation. This is using physical medicine to treat physical problems.

Many evidence based studies have been conducted on this treatment including using fMRI, which gives us a real time picture of brain and neurologic activity and how it is influenced by acupuncture. One common use of acupuncture is in the case of chronic pain. This chronic stimulation produces a “wind-up” effect on the nerves and acupuncture can be used to modulate the nervous system and bring it back to a normal state. It can also be used to:

  • Improve your animals movement and performance
  • Decrease and relieve pain
  • Recognize underlying issues
  • Treat GI problems
  • Treat musculoskeletal and lameness problems
  • Treat back pain
  • Decrease reliance on medications and invasive procedure

Dr. Cori Phinn and Dr Erika Sullenberger are Veterinarians and registered in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture. They uses this treatment in conjunction with modern medicine to treat the whole patient.

Schedule the first treatment today.