Acupuncture is a virtually painless procedure and may be defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to stimulate healing or provide pain relief. Used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat many ailments, acupuncture is currently used worldwide either alone or in conjunction with western medicine. This unique healing method is available right here in the Denver, North Carolina area.

East Lincoln Animal Hospital offers acupuncture as a holistic treatment for small animals that might be experiencing arthritis, back pain due to disc disease, traumatic nerve injury, respiratory problems, skin problems such as allergic dermatitis and gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea.

Administered by our licensed veterinarians, acupuncture is nearly painless for small animals. Once the needles are gently inserted into the skin and are in place, most animals become very relaxed and even sleepy. The length and number of treatments will depend upon the condition of the patient.

The experienced veterinarians at East Lincoln Animal Hospital will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine if acupuncture will be an effective treatment, and if so, will apply it along with western medications and techniques as necessary. Speak to one of our veterinarians experienced in acupuncture (Dr. Janet Crawford and Dr. Melissa Irvin) if you are interested in this service for your pet.