Acupuncture helps the body heal itself. This practice utilizes hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. The virtually painless procedure places small needles in specific points of the body to stimulate nerve, muscle and collagen fibers. The process triggers a substrate release, activating cells and nerve fibers to promote healing and pain relief, while energizing nerves to help a wide array of medical conditions and overall immune support.
Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Nervous disorders
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems including hip dysplasia, arthritis, intervertebral disc disease and torn ligaments
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory problems like Sinusitis and Rhinitis (Nasal problems)
Veterinary acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available, requiring no pharmaceutical assistance and removing the possibility of overdose or adverse reaction. It can also be safely used in conjunction with traditional veterinary practice to enhance treatment effects or facilitate faster recovery.
Veterinary Herbal Therapy
Veterinary herbal therapy utilizes the ancient practice of using natural herbs to treat and cure disease. Medicinal herbs and their derivatives are full of a wide range of pharmaceutically active ingredients with beneficial properties. Our herbs are sourced from premier growers from Oregon and around the world, resulting in potent and safe medicinal plants grown without the use of dangerous pesticides.
Bethany Family Pet Clinic veterinarians are highly knowledgeable about the diverse practical applications herbal medicines offer, allowing us to select the herb (or combination of herbs) that will be most effective in treating your pet.
Common Herbal Properties
Herbal medicines can be used in conjunction with other alternative therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic to construct a truly holistic health regimen for your pet. Integrated alternative therapies are highly successful in managing many chronic conditions and improving general wellbeing.
Although herbal therapy can usually be combined with conventional drug therapy, potentially hazardous interactions can occur; your experienced Bethany Family Pet Clinic veterinarian only will prescribe safe and tested pharmaceutical combinations.