Acupuncture/Chiropractic for Animals - Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Acupuncture services are offered at our office by Dr. Terri Schreiner and also at our Walworth office with Dr. Kelly Roy.  Acupuncture is a form of Chinese / Alternative medicine that may be used in conjunction with Western medicine. Dr. Schreiner has found that it works well in pateints who have trouble handling or cannot use pharmaceutical therapy. Acupuncture involves using thin needles to stimulate the energy flow within the body.  The basis of acupuncture is to regulate this flow of energy and maintain Chi throughout the body.  Most treatment is based on a blockage of the energy flow or excess (or deficient) energy in a certain area of the body. Acupuncture medicine has been used for thousands of years for a variety of medical conditions, including neurologic disease, arthritis, allergies, and endocrine diseases.  Both dogs and cats have benefited from the use of acupuncture.  Commonly 10-30 microneedles are placed throughout the body based on the condition being treated.  The animals then relax with their owners for 15-30 minutes with the needles in their body.  Some neurologic and arthritic conditions also benefit from electrostimulation of the needles (similar to a TENS machine common used by physical therapists).  More often than not, the patients tolerate the
treatment very well and are happy to return for another treatment.  The number of visits necessary vary on the conditions.  Most neurologic and arthritic conditions require 4-6 visits (weekly or twice weekly) initially and then follow ups depending on the progress of the patient.