Dr. Barotz offers complementary and Alternative Medicine with the goal of promoting quality of life of patients by offering therapies that complement more traditional western veterinary medical practices.
Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies
Acupuncture is a part of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM), which is a system of medicine that has been practiced on both humans and animals for over 3,000 years. Acupuncture and TCVM are best used as a complement to traditional western veterinary medicine and are particularly effective for chronic conditions. The goal of TCVM is to promote quality of life and to restore balance to the body by regulating the flow of qi. Qi is the main life force and can be defined as bio-energy. The qi can be manipulated in many ways including using acupuncture points, which are points where the qi gathers under the skin. Chinese herbal medicines also have specific actions on qi to help to restore balance to the body. Acupuncture and TCVM can be used to help treat a wide variety of conditions including arthritis, weakness, degenerative joint disease, neurologic diseases, asthma, kidney disease and behavioral problems. TCVM is often used when pets can no longer tolerate, are not responding to, or are experiencing side effects from western medications.
Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine can:
- Relieve Pain
- Improve or Restore Mobility
- Improve Quality of Life
- Boost Energy Levels
- Stimulate Appetite
- Decrease Inflammation
- Provide Palliative Care
- Manage Chronic Diseases
Laser therapy is a surgery-free, drug-free, noninvasive treatment that:
- Reduces Pain
- Reduces Inflammation
- Accelerates Healing
Laser therapy is often recommended and can be used alongside both conventional western therapies and acupuncture/TCVM. Relief and/or improvement can be noticed within hours or can take a few sessions depending on the condition being treated and your pet’s response. Whether your pet is rehabilitating from trauma or injury, healing from wounds, or simply aging, your pet can benefit from this innovative approach to treating pain.
Laser therapy can be used for:
- Pain Management – Acute and Chronic
- Orthopedic Diseases Including Arthritis and Joint Issues
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Any Inflammatory Condition
- Dermatologic Problems Including Slow Healing Wounds
- Stimulation of Acupuncture Points Without Needles
Laser therapy works by stimulating the body to heal from within. The Class IV Companion Therapy Laser uses a beam of light through a non-invasive handpiece to deeply penetrate tissue without damaging it. Your pet may feel a gentle and soothing warmth.
Please call our practice to schedule a consultation appointment or to obtain additional information.