Acupuncture by Dr. Groberg
How it works:
Acupuncture stimulates specific points near, or just under, the surface of the skin. By stimulating these points, it is possible to alter conditions in the body to decrease pain and inflammation.
Acupuncture points are areas of electrical sensitivity. Inserting needles at these points stimulate receptors that in turn stimulate nerves. These nerves send signals to the brain that releases endorphins and serotonin, chemicals that help relieve pain, stress, and inflammation.
What it helps with:
Acupuncture is helpful for a variety of issues concerning cats and dogs. Currently, I am performing acupuncture for musculoskeletal disorders only-such as arthritis, chronic neck or back pain, or knee problems. I have not gone through the full certification course but received training by the school’s instructor, Dr. Xie for these issues.
Appointments are typically 30-40 minutes in length and occur weekly for the first month. After the first month, I will try decreasing the frequency, and monitor your pet’s response. It is common to see a response after the first treatment, although some pets may require up to 4 to feel improvement. I can personally attest to the benefits of acupuncture, I have been having treatments myself for several years, and it has been a lifesaver. I am so thankful to be able to offer this service to our patients and look forward to helping make them more comfortable. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions before scheduling an appointment.