Acupunture Healing and Pain Management

What is acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese medicine technique for balancing the flow of energy, life, and force of the body - also known as "Qi" energy.

This is practiced with the use of needles inserted through an animal's skin at specific points of the body called acupuncture points. Increased use of this method treats pain and relieves discomfort. Other treatment variations may include electric or moxibustion use of heat.

What to Expect:

The first visit consists of a consultation with our acupuncture-certified veterinarian, Dr. Melinda Shumpert.

There will be an extensive review of the patient's medical history and lifestyle. Dr. Shumpert will evaluate the patient's condition and may request x-rays or bloodwork to evaluate further and create a treatment plan.

The first visit is usually the longest, but once a treatment plan is established, the treatment visits decrease in time.


An Effective Treatment with universal benefits

A technique practiced for thousands of years, acupuncture has been used throughout the world to treat a variety of diseases, stimulate the healing of health conditions, and effectively relieve pain in others.

Common Conditions Treated

In some instances, acupuncture can eliminate the need for more invasive methods, such as surgery. When properly applied, the practice has been used to relieve anxiety, joint pain, and diarrhea. Treatment may also improve a patient's immune system and resistance to allergies.

Acupuncture can also improve a patient's comfort level during the post-operative recovery period of surgery. In some cases, the technique can also reduce or eliminate the need for medication. However, this is not a guarantee for the outcome of any course of treatment.

Is your pet a candidate for acupuncture?


  • Pain Management from aging arthritis, post-surgery, hip dysplasia, IVDD, and more
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Immuological disorders (Allergies)
  • Behavioral disorders
  • Neurological disorders (Epilepsy)