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Acupuncture: Old Dog, New Trick

Acupuncture, which stimulates the body’s nervous system with fine needles, is increasingly popular to treat a range of conditions including joint disease, muscle pain, arthritis, and to improve neurologic conditions.

Veterinary medical acupuncture is based on the science of neuro-modulation. The specific treatment points follow the nerves and blood vessels in the body, and the points treated are customized for each patient’s medical condition. Even in conventional practices, acupuncture often is used in tandem with conventional treatments to relieve pain, speed healing and to improve the body’s homeostasis.

In most cases, acupuncture is painless. Actually, many animals relax during treatment, which can last from 1 to 30 minutes. Some ailments or injuries can be treated effectively after one session but generally expect to schedule several visits to improve or resolve more complex problems. With acupuncture, immediate results can often be seen but it's not always a quick fix and its benefits can be subtle.

If your pet is experiencing pain or neurologic problems, talk to your vet about adding acupuncture to your pet’s treatment plan. Dr. Sybil Davis received certification in Veterinary Medical Acupuncture from Colorado State University, a leader in science-based acupuncture.

To treat your pets to the benefits of acupuncture, call (803) 226-0012 or click here to schedule a session with Dr. Davis.

 


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What our clients say ...

Quinn and I visited Dr. Sybil Davis at Aiken Pet Fitness and Rehabilitation this morning. I am so impressed. What a positive experience. The facility, the staff and Dr. Davis are great at what they do. I highly recommend them for any fitness or rehab needs. Thanks for fitting us in.

  — Nancy Webster, Quinn's owner
   
 

Snoopy and I love Sybil and Maggie (and Annette too, although we don't see her as often). Snoopy has recovered almost completely from her torn ACL with no surgery.

  — Mary Lou Seymour, Snoopy's owner
   
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