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BEAVER BROOK
ANIMAL HOSPITAL

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Acupuncture

Referring Veterinary Clinic Pet Constitutional Check List
For New Clients only. Please fill out prior to first appointment.
At Home Acupuncture Therapy

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, TCVM, has been practiced on animals for thousands of years.  The ancient Chinese believed that health depends on the flow of vital energy in the body, called Qi.  Imbalance of Qi was thought to lead to disharmony and disease.  There are several branches of TCVM including Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.  According to TCVM Qi travels throughout the body on pathways called meridians.  Acupuncture points are small areas on these pathways which have high numbers of nerve endings, lymphatics, inflammatory cells and small blood vessels.  Treatment of these areas, causes release of endorphins and other neurotransmitters, leading to pain relief, increased circulation and other beneficial effects.

Dr. Asher has recently been trained through the teachings of the Chi Institute and is working towards his certification.  Dr. Asher is now offering safe, comforting acupuncture treatments along with Chinese herbal medication for patients with chronic pain and a variety of conditions.

Acupuncture may be used for any condition whether chronic, acute, or atypical and can be used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine.  Some conditions that respond well include:

  • Degenerative Joint Disease/Osteoarthritis
  • Degenerative Myelopathy
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Wound Healing
  • Chronic Pain
  • Intervertebral Disk Disease
  • Wobbler Syndrome/Cervical Issues
  • Neck/Back Pain
  • Nerve Disorders
  • Chemotherapy to decrease side-effects
  • Some Allergies
  • Overall Well-Being
  • And more
 

The initial visit usually lasts about an hour and includes the consultation, exam, diagnosis, and may include your pet’s first acupuncture treatment if the Doctor feels it is appropriate.  Follow up treatments tend to be 30-45 minutes and may involve aqua-acupuncture with Vitamin B12 injections, electro-acupuncture, and/or dry needles.  Herbal medication may be recommended to help your pets' condition.

Our Pricing

TCVM, Initial Consultation (w/o acupuncture)    $75.00
TCVM, Initial Consultation with Acupuncture      $150.00
TCVM, Follow Up Acupuncture Session               $95.00
TCVM, 4 Session Package (10% Discount)           $342.00
TCVM, 6 Session Package (1 free session)          $475.00

At home Acupuncture Therapy
If
you would prefer to have acupuncture performed on your pet in the comfort of your home we offer at home Acupuncture Therapy.  There is an additional non-refundable fee of $65.00 for any home visit. Please see our home visit policy.  The initial consultation includes a visit with a technician, but if a technician is needed for follow up visits, there will be an additional $20.00 fee for each session.

When comparing prices, BBAH may seem higher but that is because our price is inclusive of aqua-acupuncture as well as electro-acupuncture.

 

SOME FAQ:

What are Acupuncture methods and goals?

Acupoints may be stimulated in a variety of ways. These techniques include dry needling, moxibustion, aqua-acupuncture and electro-acupuncture.

How safe is acupuncture therapy?

Acupuncture is a very safe medical procedure when administered by a qualified practitioner. Very few side effects have been found in clinical cases.

How long does each treatment take?

Each session may take 20 to 60 minutes

How many treatments are needed?

It depends upon the nature, severity and duration of a disease. A single treatment may be enough for an acute condition. A series of 3-10 treatments can resolve many chronic problems. Some degenerative conditions may need monthly treatments over time.

Does acupuncture hurt?

A proper acupuncture treatment may induce distention, and a heaviness sensation along with contraction of local muscle. Over 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture therapy. Due to the relaxation effect, some animals will fall asleep during acupuncture treatment

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Our Hospital Location
434 Silas Deane Highway
Wethersfield, CT 06109
Phone: (860) 757-3346
Fax: (860) 757-3525

  Our Hospital Hours
Monday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 - 8:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Friday 9:00 - 6:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 - 2:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 - 1:00 PM

 

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