Our Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine program provides an individualized approach to treating patients by evaluating the pet as a whole, taking their environment and lifestyle into consideration, with the goal of improving quality of life. The Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists (CVA) at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists are licensed veterinarians with extensive specialized training and experience in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). They incorporate these alternative techniques to perfectly complement your pet’s current treatment plan to achieve greater success. TCVM and Acupuncture have been practiced and perfected over the last 2,000 years. Combined with the advances of Western medicine, we can offer a multi-modal program to support your pet’s health while minimizing any negative side effects.
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Our Integrative Medicine services include:
- Traditional Acupuncture
- Electric Stimulation Therapy
- Herbal Medicine
- The use of therapeutic medications derived from natural sources such as plants, which are often used to amplify the effects of acupuncture.
- Food Therapy
- The use of diet to help treat disease and balance the body.
- Therapeutic Massage (Tui-Na)
- Tui-Na is a form of medical massage that helps to relieve pain and muscle tension.
- Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and Stem Cell Therapy
- AVS is offering in-house PRP and Stem Cell Therapy through our partnership with Companion Regenerative Therapies, the leader in regenerative therapy. PRP is derived from your pet’s own blood, and through a patented system, extracts the platelet enriched plasma portion from the whole blood. Our in-house Stem Cell system collects undifferentiated, naive stem cells from the bone marrow. Both of these techniques are performed by injecting the obtained sample into and around the damaged tissue. This naturally stimulates their regenerative and reparative abilities to help heal it.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture:
- Chronic Pain
- Surgical Recovery
- Degenerative Joint Disease
- Neurologic Disease
- Dermatologic Disease
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
- Geriatric Medicine