The Animal Emergency and Referral Center is happy to announce that acupuncture and herbal therapies are now available for your dogs and cats. Dr. Philip DeFabio is a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, receiving his training from the Chi Institute of Chinese Medicine, endorsed by the China National Society of TCVM.
Veterinary acupuncture is a safe and effective therapeutic modality backed by thousands of years of research and practice. Benefits are achieved without the side effects occasionally seen with some pharmaceuticals and modern treatments. Today, more than half of veterinarians in China successfully treat patients with acupuncture. Its popularity is growing by the second in America as more pet-owners witness the benefits for their dogs or cats firsthand.
During acupuncture therapy, very small needles are inserted into specific points found throughout the body. But don’t worry; the needles are so small they are virtually pain free. In fact, the majority of animals actually enjoy acupuncture treatments.
Holistic medicine can be used as a stand-alone treatment or in combination with modern therapies and is successful in treating a multitude of diseases. For example, it is a great option for post-surgical pain management or as an alternative when surgery is not feasible. Other conditions which historically respond well to acupuncture include gastrointestinal disharmonies, arthritis, allergies and skin conditions, spinal problems, geriatric palliation, kidney failure, respiratory disorders, heart problems, and much more! Many times acute conditions respond to the first treatment while chronic conditions may need 3-5 sessions.
Dr. Philip DeFabio