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Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine:
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Acupuncture is the use of thin metallic needles to stimulate anatomical points on the body. Acupuncture is one of the key components of the system of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). In Chinese medicine, the body is seen as a delicate balance of opposing and connected forces: yin and yang. Among the major assumptions in Chinese medicine is that health is achieved by maintaining the body in a balanced state and that disease is due to imbalance of yin and yang.

Modern research has documented that acupoints occur in areas of the body where there is a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles, and lymphatic vessels. Stimulation of acupoints results in several physiologic effects on the body including pain relief, regulation of gastrointestinal motility, anti-inflammatory effect, immunoregulation, hormone and reproductive regulation, and anti-fever effects.

Acupuncture may be beneficial in the care of the cancer patient and may be used as an adjunct to conventional cancer therapies such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy. Acupuncture may be helpful in reducing cancer pain, alleviating side effects from conventional therapies, including nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy, and enhancing immune system function.

We also offer  acupuncture treatment for patients with non cancer health problems such as arthritis, disc disease,  seizures, kidney disease, and heart disease. More information on Acupuncture is available at this link.

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