Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old Chinese practice utilizing hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly. Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available, and Dr. Belair is certified by the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory distress
Acupuncture is relatively painless, requires no sedation, and can be used in conjunction with most other traditional and alternative treatments. We expect to treat most chronic conditions weekly for 4-6 weeks, then decrease down to every 4-6 weeks.
For appointments, you can expect the first visit to last 1 hour and the follow-up visits to last 40 minutes. These appointments are in limited time windows, so please call 860-376-2544 to schedule.