|Kate Long, DVM, DACVECC, cVMA (303) 835-9060
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body to produce a natural healing effect. The needles are quite small and the treatment is gentle and well tolerated by most pets. Research has shown that acupoints are located in areas of the body with high numbers of free nerve endings, mast cells, blood and lymphatic vessels. By stimulating these points, the whole nervous system and other powerful homeostatic mechanisms can be triggered to bring the body back into balance. Acupuncture treatment effects can be enhanced further with variations such as electroacupuncture, aquapuncture and moxa.
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Therapeutic laser, also known as 'cold laser' or Low Level Light Therapy (LLLT) is a powerful new tool to promote healing, reduce inflammation and relieve pain. It works by directing an intense light of specific wavelength that has been shown to enhance the body's own healing functions, stimulating stem cells, and increasing mitochondrial function while also acting on the nervous system to accelerate the healing process and rejuvenate tissues. Commonly used for arthritis and other chronic pain or inflammatory conditions, this powerful modality relaxes patients and works synergistically with acupuncture treatments.
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When a patient has been sick for a long time, or has gone through any difficult strain on the body, underlying deficiencies, excesses and other imbalances become an important consideration in treatment. Many patients have genetic, nutritional or acquired deficiencies that require replacement therapy and can limit the patient's natural healing ability if left untreated. Herbal formulas, when administered according to the patient's specific disease pattern and correct Traditional Chinese Medical diagnosis, can restore strength and vitality to the patient, significantly improving chances of full recovery.
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Living Balance Veterinary Acupuncture LLC
Phone (303) 835-9060