Acupuncture can feel like deep meditation for many people.
Lydia inserts a small needle into "Kelsey's" head. Clearly he is not stressed by this.
Treatments for humans are very similar but there are a few differences. First, it takes longer to treat people than animals. The first visit with a treatment is closer to two hours and follow up visits an hour to an hour and a half. People also tend to take longer to shift than animals; 5-6 weekly visits, sometimes more, is likely before extending treatment over longer periods. New people patients have a health questionnaire to fill out. It is very thorough. We go over it at your first appointment as well as any other issues that need to be addressed.
Call 443-474-3631 or email AcuAnimal@gmail.com to set up an appointment.
The first appointment for animals typically takes one hour including the first treatment. During this visit we will speak at length about your pet’s health concerns and address any questions you may have about acupuncture and the healing process. We will also discuss your pet’s health and personal history in detail, followed by a physical examination and the first treatment.
Ideally your animal will be seen in weekly one-half hour sessions for 4-5 visits. On rare occasions, twice a week may be necessary. During this time, significant signs of progress will likely appear. As patients experience improvement in their condition and enjoy a greater sense of ease in life, treatments may be extended to every other week, every three weeks, monthly and then possibly seasonally depending on the condition. For example, a short term lameness on a young dog may only need 10 treatments total. However, an older animal with arthritis may need ongoing treatments twice a month to stay comfortable. We know whether acupuncture will work for your animal by the third treatment. More will likely be
needed but by then we will be seeing changes that show it is working.