Acupuncture is used by Dr. Boersma as supportive care to treat pets with arthritis and to speed up wound healing.
Acupuncture is a drug-free treatment which is useful for:
- reducing pain
- releasing muscle spasms
- speeding up healing after surgery
For animals struggling with stiff and painful joints, acupuncture can reduce pain in the affected areas. It also helps with soft tissue and muscle strains. What happens during treatment?
Acupuncture with needles is usually painless because the needles are very fine. Dr. Boersma inserts needles into particular spots on the patient’s body, depending on the condition being treated. Electrical stimulation of the needles can enhance the treatment.
An acupuncture session takes about 30 minutes. You can sit with your pet during the treatment to keep them calm and happy.