Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Western drugs and surgery are usually the most effective choice for treating acute diseases. Managing chronic diseases however can be challenging as the disease either becomes resistant to therapy, or the patient starts to develop side effects to the drugs.
In Traditional Chinese medicine, it is understood that disease occurs when the body is in a state of imbalance. The objective of
acupuncture and TCM is hence to restore this balance.
At Vet Practice, we offer acupuncture as a complementary therapy to Western Veterinary Medicine.
Chronic musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis and hip dysplasia generally respond well to acupuncture treatments. Patients with spinal diseases that are not surgical candidates will also find relief with acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture is also used as an adjunct therapy in managing symptoms in medical conditions including chronic renal disease or gastrointestinal motility problems.