Indications for Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine are most widely used and accepted for their value in pain management, especially for chronic pain and arthritis. There are a variety of other conditions and situations for which acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine would be appropriate. Many of these involve the management of chronic diseases or promotion of quality of life, including palliative care. Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can be used to boost energy levels, boost the immune system and stimulate appetite in addition to decreasing inflammation and providing pain relief.

Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can:

  • Treat chronic conditions that are not responding to western therapies
  • Help patients that can no longer tolerate western therapies by either helping to manage the side effects of the medications (including changes to bloodwork like elevated liver enzymes) or by reducing or eliminating the need for the problem medications.
  • Promote of quality of life in patients by:
    • Providing pain relief
    • Increasing mobility
    • Increasing muscle tone, strength, and endurance
    • Helping to resolve incontinence
  • Provide palliative and end of life care by:
    • Providing pain relief
    • Increasing appetite and energy
  • Improve performance in working or performance animals
  • Help prevent disease by keeping the body in balance
  • Treat conditions where western medicine has failed to reach a diagnosis or where all testing has come back normal
  • Aid in the treatment of patients with multiple conditions or complex conditions
    • Chinese medicine views the body differently and often conditions that seem unrelated in western medicine can be linked to one underlying pattern in Chinese medicine
  • Provide treatment options for patients whose caretakers elect not to pursue western therapies for any reason

Please click Here for a detailed list of conditions that acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine can help to address.

About Tranquil Paws

Tranquil Paws Veterinary is a veterinary practice that offers Acupuncture, Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), Chinese Herbal Medicine, and Laser Therapy to canine and feline patients. We are based on the upper east side of Manhattan and examine and are able to treat our patients in the comfort of their own homes. We provide veterinary services to the greater New York City metropolitan area.

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