Female veterinarian treating dog with acupuncture.

Medical Acupuncture for Pets

Did you know that acupuncture can be used to treat animals as well as humans? Medical acupuncture for pets is not a new development; in fact, it has existed for thousands of years! Acupuncture combines Chinese healing techniques with traditional Western medicine. It harnesses your pet's own natural healing abilities and can treat many different conditions.

Dr. Kuhnmuench is certified in acupuncture through the Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians program in Colorado. He is very excited to offer this treatment in White Bear Lake for his patients.

How Does Acupuncture Work?

Acupuncture involves using very small needles to stimulate nerve endings located at different points on the body. These acupuncture points may include nerve bundles, areas where blood vessels converge, and muscle junctions. 

When we place a needle at an acupuncture point, it triggers complex reactions that stimulate the body's self-healing properties. Though it involves needles, acupuncture is minimally invasive and virtually painless. 

Unusual as it may seem, acupuncture has proven to be an effective method for managing pain and improving well-being. Birch Lake Animal Hospital is proud to provide an alternative approach to helping pets heal.

What Conditions Can be Treated?

We can utilize acupuncture to treat many different conditions for any patient, since it requires no drugs or surgery. Conditions we can treat with acupuncture include:

  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inflammation
  • Traumatic injuries
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Respiratory problems
  • ...and more
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Can Acupuncture Help Your Pet?

Our team uses acupuncture in conjunction with other treatments, such as medication and laser therapy, to more thoroughly resolve health issues. We can help you decide whether acupuncture will be the next step in your pet's treatment.

Acupuncture can be a relaxing experience for your pet. You can be assured that we will make their treatment as stress-free and comfortable as possible. If you would like to discuss acupuncture in more detail or schedule a consultation, please call (651) 426-2246 so we can help you.

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