Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital's Acupuncture and Alternative Therapies

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

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.

What Our Clients Are Saying

“The entire staff is caring and compassionate. Our dog was well taken care of and is on the road to recovery. We especially appreciate the follow up calls.” –Howard M.

“Wonderful service and very kind staff! We’re so thankful to have found a great vet after moving to NYC!” –Emily A.

“Dr. Fried answers all my questions and concerns about my pet. Makes me feel like we are in good hands.” –Joyce M.

“I have recommended Dr. Fried to my pet owning friends and will continue to do so.” –Anon A.

“I would not take my dog or three cats anywhere but to Lincoln Square.” –Susan H.

“Everyone at Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital is very professional, friendly and really care for their patients.” –Irene A.

“I have always had good experiences at Lincoln Square animal hospital and this was no exception.” –Carol H.

“The doctors at LSV are amazing and take wonderful care of our bulldog Zeus!” –Rekha U.

“We love this Vet! Everyone is professional and friendly and we are completely confident with their care and ability.” –David F.

“I highly recommend Lincoln Square Veterinary Hospital to anyone who treats their four-legged babies as their own!” –Margaret B.

“My dog has been in good hands here since he was a puppy. Excellent medical care and excellent follow up.” –Carrie W.

“Everyone at LSVH is cheerful, efficient and helpful. This is the only vet office I know of, where my dog does not shake, but instead wags his tail upon entering!” –Nathan S.

“We have always been greeted with smiles and a terrific attitude. Each and every one of the doctors make me feel like they love my pet almost as much as I do.” –Jayme S.

“I always have a very good feeling that Georgie is being taken care of in the best possible way. I also find the staff very polite, and helpful.” –Jacqueline D.

“Great experience. Vets are always very patient with the humans and animals. Been going for years and will continue.” –Nancy S.

“All of them (the vets, the techs, the receptionists) are kind and gentle in handling all animals (including humans). I have never had a bad experience there, and my cats are happy and healthy!” –Gabriel K.

“There really is no other vet, staff or place like Lincoln Square. Plus, I never worry when I leave my precious little guy there. I know they’ll treat him as I would.” –Gina M.