Spot On is thrilled to welcome Dr. Rachel Fuentes, DVM to our team! She is a certified veterinary acupuncturist and is now offering house calls for acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). When we open the doors of our new facility this Fall, she will also be seeing appointments in the Hospital.

Are you wondering if Acupuncture and TCVM might be a good option for your pet? 

Acupuncture and TCVM are excellent complementary services to western veterinary medicine. These traditions have been used for thousands of years and can often provide pain relief and healing with fewer side effects than prescription medication.

Acupuncture and TCVM can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) and a variety of conditions. Determining and resolving the underlying reasons illness are occurring is one of the aspects of TCVM’s approach that can reduce the cumulative effect of chronic illness.

What Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for My Dog or Cat?

Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself.

  1. Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain-relieving effect.
  2. Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  3. Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs.
  4. Your pet’s medications or supplements will not adversely interact with veterinary acupuncture treatment; therefore it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.

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