Medical acupuncture is being increasingly used in the field of veterinary medicine. Often used to reduce pain in pets with hip dysplasia, arthritis and mobility issues . It can also help with neurological problems and can even lessen the side effects of chemo therapy for cancer patients.
During an acupuncture session thin needles are placed at specific trigger points on the pets body, releasing endorphins and changing the brains activity. Sessions normally last for about 20 to 40 minutes and are most effective when performed as a series of visits over a period of weeks.
Dr Diederich has been studying medical acupuncture for a number of years. She is currently enrolled in the Curacore medical acupunture for Veterinarians course based at the Curacore Integrative Medicine and Education Center in Colorado. If you would like more information on acupuncture as a treatment option for your pet, please contact the clinic to arrange a consultation with Dr Diederich.