Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats in Hinsdale, IL
Acupuncture offers a unique approach to pain relief and healing for pets experiencing various health conditions. At Lane Veterinary, we integrate acupuncture with treatments like nutrition, herbs, targeted supplementation, and traditional treatments and medications to provide the most comprehensive and enhanced care to our patients. Dr. Lauren Beaird, certified in veterinary acupuncture, leads this area of treatment and is assisted by our compassionate veterinary nurses.
Acupuncture: An Ancient Practice that Flourishes Today
Originating in China over 7,000 years ago, acupuncture has a rich history that includes extensive use in both human and veterinary medicine, gaining widespread recognition in the US during the 1970s. From a Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, acupuncture is about balancing the “Qi,” or energy flow along the meridians (pathways) in the body, promoting healing and well-being.
In more medical terms, acupuncture stimulates physiological responses, enhancing pain control, circulation, and neurotransmitter production. It’s a relaxing treatment that most pets tolerate well.
At Lane Veterinary, we offer a variety of acupuncture techniques for treating our dog and cat patients:
- Dry needling
- Laser acupuncture
Conditions that are Treatable with Pet Acupuncture
Our acupuncture services aid in managing a wide range of conditions in pets, including:
- Arthritis and back pain
- Cancer pain and treatment side effects
- Digestive issues
- Neurological disorders
- Post-surgical recovery
- And more...
What to Expect During Your Pet’s Treatment
Our pet acupuncture treatment sessions are designed to be gentle and short, allowing your pet the time they need to adjust comfortably to treatment. The initial visit will be the longest and include a thorough health history and assessment followed by shorter, 30-minute sessions. Dr. Lauren, accompanied by one of our skilled nurses, will ensure your pet’s comfort throughout their treatment.
We observe positive changes in most pets within 4-6 acupuncture sessions. With both immediate and cumulative effects, our goal is to tailor a plan that reduces the frequency of visits while maintaining your pet’s health and comfort as much as possible.