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Acupuncture

Dr Elaine Wu will be welcoming new and current patients for acupuncture.

Dr Wu completed her acupuncture course through the Canine Rehabilitation Institute and earned her CVAT designation (Certified Veterinary Acupuncture Therapist) in November 2023 in Colorado, Denver. Acupuncture has roots in Chinese traditional medicine; the CRI course approaches veterinary acupuncture by explaining the neuro-anatomy and physiology of why it works, and dives into science-based, peer reviewed evidence in acupuncture.

Acupuncture has been shown to be helpful for many different conditions, and it is safe for the vast majority of pets. For example, acupuncture can alleviate pain through working on soft tissues such as muscle aches, bone and joint pain, and back pain. Furthermore, internal conditions can benefit from acupuncture, such as urinary disease, upset stomach, vomiting and diarrhea, kidney and liver conditions, dental pain, pre- and post-operative pain, for hospitalized patients, and more. Acupuncture has also been commonly for general aging processes, increasing the body’s natural defenses, helping to “wake up” the immune system, and help maintain¬† patients’ overall well-being by nudging the body to heal.

Though it may sound really daunting, most pets tolerate acupuncture extremely well! The needles are very tiny and patients quickly learn to accept them, as they start to feel the positive effects on their body.

At Fraser Heights Animal Hospital we believe in integrative medicine. Acupuncture is a great tool to use with current medical treatment methods to enhance the speed and quality of their treatment.

If you think your pet may benefit from acupuncture, please don’t hesitate to contact us and ask!