At Woodside Animal Hospital in Royal Oaks, Dr. John Simon and his staff are proud to offer a wide variety of veterinary services, including veterinary acupuncture. As a traditional healing practice used on humans for centuries, acupuncture has also been shown to be safe and effective for managing a variety of illnesses and diseases in dogs and cats.
5 Benefits of Pet Acupuncture for Your Dog or Cat
Acupuncture involves the insertion of thin sterile needles into specific areas of your pet’s body (called meridians) that are said to correlate with an animal’s energy flow. When inserted, these needles normalize and revitalize the body’s energy flow and trigger wide biochemical effect that can positively impact several physiological systems. Most pets undergoing acupuncture show little to no signs of pain, and the effectiveness of the holistic treatment can often be seen within the first few sessions.
Specifically, acupuncture can be used in pets to:
- Reduce pain
- Decrease stress
- Increase circulation and local blood flow
- Strengthen the immune system
- Normalize the digestive system
- …and more!
Conditions Treated With Acupuncture from our Holistic Veterinarian in Royal Oak
As a leading holistic veterinarian in Royal Oak, Dr. Simon has spent decades studying traditional Chinese medicine and its applications for use in his veterinary medicine practice. He offers a wide variety of acupuncture treatments that have helped literally thousands of his animal patients find relief from a range of physical ailments including:
- Osteoarthritis and joint pain
- Seizure disorders
- Gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea
- Liver and kidney disease
- Incontinence and/or constipation
With nearly 30 years of experience, Dr. Simon has truly honed his clinical skills and, along with his dedicated staff, has learned how to make every pet acupuncture appointment as calm and comforting as possible for your pet. He’s happy to discuss with you in detail what to expect during and after the treatment sessions, and how other veterinary services offered at Woodside can complement your pet’s acupuncture treatments and accelerate healing.
Schedule an Appointment with our Royal Oak Veterinarian
Are you curious about pet acupuncture, and wondering if it could help your cat or dog? Call the Woodside Animal Hospital today at 248-545-6630 to schedule an initial consultation with our Royal Oak veterinarian, Dr. John Simon.