Acupuncture can treat a wide variety of conditions, from anxiety and arthritic pain to aging changes, skin problems, allergies, and disc herniations. It can essentially treat anything. It offers support for older patients nearing the end of life, as well as those with kidney or liver conditions. Acupuncture, combined with herbal therapy and Chinese medicine, provides a comprehensive treatment for any condition you can think of.

Dr. Kelsie Marks DVM
Carson Animal Hospital

We offer laser therapy in conjunction with all our acupuncture sessions. The laser is excellent as it vasodilates, meaning it opens up the vessels, allowing healing mediators to reach the target site for the body to work on and heal.

We start with laser therapy, followed by acupuncture. Acupuncture involves placing needles in certain spots throughout the body, letting them sit for about 20 minutes, and then removing them. Patients usually feel better by the time they leave, with a noticeable difference in how they feel when they walk in versus when they walk out.

Many of our older patients have reported that acupuncture extends their quality of life towards the end. When resources are limited, especially when they're nearing the end of their lives and in pain, acupuncture has helped them feel better, find balance, and even extend their lifespan by a year or two.

We're very fortunate at Carson Animal Hospital to have two doctors who perform acupuncture and laser therapy. This ensures continuity in our treatment plans, as one of us is always present. Our goal is not only to aid in neurological progress from a healing standpoint but also to control pain and inflammation.

I've witnessed dogs transition from being unable to walk to walking out of the clinic thanks to acupuncture and laser therapy alone. My goal for acupuncture and Chinese medicine is always to minimize drug use and rely solely on acupuncture, herbs, and similar treatments, as they are easier on their bodies.

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