Acupuncture and traditional Chinese medicine have been used to stimulate healing for thousands of years. Dr. Jill Todd has spent years training with alternative forms of veterinary medicine to bring our clients at Bellevue Animal Hospital well-rounded medical treatment options. She has both a Veterinary Acupuncturist Certification as well as her Veterinary Chiropractitioner Certification from the International Chiropractors Association.
Acupuncture is often used in our clinic as part of a treatment plan for cases involving musculoskeletal issues, such as nerve damage and osteoarthritis. Much of the research into acupuncture indicates its usefulness in helping direct the body’s own healing mechanisms to the point or points of pain, decreasing inflammation and helping provide a natural form of pain relief.
During a session, needles are placed at specific acupuncture points and meridians, communicating with the organs via the neuroendocrine and autonomic systems. This is the main channel to reflect, transmit and store vital energy (Qi, pronounced “Chi”). The process of placing the needles is virtually painless for pets due to their very small size and skilled placement techniques. We provide a relaxing environment for your dog or cat to enjoy the benefits of acupuncture services and encourage our clients to join them in the acupuncture suite.
If you have any questions about whether your pet may benefit from acupuncture, please feel free to contact us at the clinic. We’re happy to help your pet achieve a pain-free life.
Bellevue Animal Hospital is proud to provide accessible and affordable animal acupuncture for pets and owners in Bellevue, West Bellevue, Mercer Island, Medina, Hunts Point, Factoria, Kirkland, Redmond, Issaquah and the surrounding areas.