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Pet Acupuncture

Pet Acupuncture in Thousand Oaks, CA

Have you ever felt tension or pressure in your body? Do you remember how relieved you felt when it went away? Believe it or not, your pet feels the same discomfort at times. Fear not, there are treatments to help!

Acupuncture is the stimulation of particular points in the body that possess the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions. This is done to ultimately create a healing effect. Acupuncture is a treatment that will work well alone, when paired with traditional veterinary medicine and even with other rehabilitation methods. It has been utilized in treating animals for nearly 4,000 years. There has been a recent interest in acupuncture in veterinary medicine due to scientific research and evidence that supports the positive and beneficial effects in pet patients.

Ancient Chinese medical philosophy believes that disease comes as a result of an imbalance of energy in the body. By using acupuncture, the energy becomes balanced which in turn, helps the body's ability to heal itself. It assists the body's efforts in healing itself by causing certain physiologic changes. It is able to increase blood circulation, stimulate nerves, relieve muscle pains and casuse the release of hormones. These hormones include but are not limited to endorphin's which are the body's pain control chemicals and cortisol, a natural steroid. Acupuncture is known to possess therapeutic effects. It may be used in cases such as:

  • Musculoskeletal conditions including disc disease, traumatic nerve injury, and arthritis
  • Asthma and other respiratory conditions
  • Gastrointestinal problems
  • Joint pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Dermatological problems
  • Reproductive conditions
  • Anxiety
  • Urinary tract disorders
  • Ocular disorders

A frequently asked question is, 'For how long will I need to continue bringing "Clifford" in for acupuncture treatements and how often?'...The truth is, there is no one definite answer. The length and frequency of the treatments vary from case to case. It depends on the problem at hand and the condition that your pet is in. Acute issues generally require less time and visits when compared to chronic cases. In chronic cases, a positive response tends to be seen after the third treatment. Clients can trust that Dr. Wisa will work with them as their fur baby undergoes treatments. He will keep you up to date with your pet's progress and what the next step, if necessary may be regarding acupuncture. Once optimum response is achieved, the treatments will become less and less. Furthermore, pet owners with agility dogs, pets at risk for disease or geriatric patients may want to consider acupuncture for preventative care as it may help boost the immunity.

After acupuncture treatment, we encourage you to keep your pet rested for 1-2 days post treatment. A handful of patients experience fatigue and loss of energy after treatment while others find immediate relief and a new wave of energy.

Acupuncture can act as a safe, effective and beneficial complement to your fur baby's current treatment plan. If you have any questions or wish to make an appointment with Dr. Wisa at East/West Veterinary Clinic, please give us a call today at (805)496-2930.

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East West Veterinary Clinic

East West Veterinary Clinic

What our clients say about us

  • "My family and I have been taking our pets here for over a decade, and we will never go to another vet office. Always excellent service and kind hearted staff. Would recommend them to anyone. Thank you for caring for our pets as much as we do!"
    Ashley Galante
  • ""Very caring and nurturing Staff and Dr Wisa was amazing. Dr Wisa was so kind working with us on the price.""
    Humera K.
  • "I just recently brought my second dog here because I just got him and wanted to make sure he had a clean bill of health. Vet and staff are very professional and thorough with the exams. I bring both my dogs here and will continue doing so in the future."
    Beatrice C.
  • "My standard poodle suffers periodically from a pinched nerve so I consulted with Dr. Wisa and he suggested trying chiropractic adjustments. She has now had two flare ups within the last 4 months and both times I immediately took her in for an adjustment. By the next day her symptoms have subsided. Thank you Dr. Wisa"
    Gary H.

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