We are proud to offer veterinary acupuncture at Bayou City. Our veterinarian, Dr. Diehl, is certified in acupuncture by the Chi Institute. She believes in applying an integrative approach to treating her patients by combining Modern Western medicine with veterinary acupuncture to treat a wide variety of conditions. The American Veterinary Medical Association considers veterinary acupuncture a complementary treatment modality within the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery.
Veterinary acupuncture, which has been practiced in China for over 3,000 years, originally used the principle that life energy, or Qi, flowed through the body to maintain physical health. The Chinese believed that interruptions to the normal flow of Qi caused or worsened chronic pain and disease. They felt that the restoration of proper flow had the reverse effect. Modern Western practitioners now believe that the needles stimulate physiologic changes, such as the release of neurotransmitters and changes in lymph flow and circulation.
Call us to make your consultation appointment with Dr. Diehl or Dr. Ali to find out if acupuncture can help your pet.