Acupuncture is a modality of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) developed thousands of years ago. Treatment involves inserting small needles into the skin at the specific points on the body to achieve a healing response. Acupuncture has been widely used to treat various ailments of different animal species. It has been known to be a very effective treatment for various conditions, though it is important to note it is not advised for all cases. Acupuncture continues to gain in popularity due to its non-invasive and almost side-effect free nature.
Acupuncture can be helpful for conditions such as anxiety, arthritis, skin allergies, disc disease, respiratory problems, various immune-mediated diseases, chronic vomiting or diarrhea and many other conditions.
Acupets Holistic Veterinary Services is owned and operated by Dr. Erica Kim, a local veterinarian who has been trained and certified to perform Acupuncture in pets. Dr. Kim is available to offer Acupuncture services at Monrovia Animal Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon or available as a house call.