Low risk, non-invasive adjunctive therapy used to lessen pain, relax muscles and improve digestion.
Acupuncture is a treatment that works through the nervous tissue and connective tissue to reduce pain and initiate a healing response. It is a low risk, non-invasive adjunctive therapy that proves to lessen pain, relax muscles improve digestion, and dissipate stress.
Small silicone-coated needles (also known as dry needling) are placed through the skin at specific points on the body to generate a healing response. The needle placement causes release of endorphins and the body’s natural steroids that cause relaxation during treatment.
Electrostimulation can be applied to the dry needling to deliver a deeper, larger reaching treatment.
Only licensed veterinarians with advanced acupuncture training and certification can administer acupuncture treatment. Dr. O’Brien completed her acupuncture certification at the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians course through the Colorado State University.