Acupuncture

Pathways To Wellness provides veterinary acupuncture treatments for dogs and cats in Burlington County and surrounding towns. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points in the body, which have been used for over 2 thousand years to help treat specific disease patterns and allow the body to heal itself. Your pet’s acupuncture treatment is performed in a calm and relaxed atmosphere at our animal hospital. This treatment is not painful to your dog or cat and is performed without general anesthesia.

Veterinary acupuncture treatment can be used as an alternative to medications or as part of a multi-modal approach to help your pet achieve the desired therapeutic benefits. Our veterinary acupuncturists will customize a treatment program for your pet, which will involve multiple treatment sessions.

While we have seen patients anecdotally benefit from acupuncture for years, a recent surge of scientific research also supports the effectiveness of this ancient medical practice. Pathways To Wellness offers needle-free acupuncture, dry needle, injection, electric stimulation and moxibustion.

What Are The Benefits Of Acupuncture?

  • Improve circulation
  • Balance/regulate hormones
  • Regulate nerve firing
  • Release beta-endorphins (pain control and feel-good hormones)

Which Types Of Patients & Conditions Can Acupuncture Help?

  • Athletes: preventative wellness and improved muscle recovery
  • Rehabilitation of soft tissue and orthopedic injuries
  • Pain Management
  • Gait Abnormalities/Lameness
  • Geriatric Patients
  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Reproductive Disorders/Infertility
  • Kidney/Heart Disease
  • Allergies/Respiratory Issues
  • Gastrointestinal Issues
  • Skin Conditions

Veterinary acupuncture is also a useful modality which can improve pain control and quality of life for both feline and canine cancer patients regardless of the use of other modalities. Many of our clients opt to use Chinese herbs rather than chemotherapy but for those who chose the conventional route, acupuncture is effective for dealing with chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, as well as post-operative pain, cancer-related pain, chemotherapy-induced leucopenia (excessive reduction in white blood cells), fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and more.

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