Integrative medicine is used to treat a patient through a variety of modalities including medical acupuncture, laser therapy, and certain forms of massage therapy. It helps to promote health and wellbeing, aids in preventing illness, and addresses a variety of medical conditions and pain problems. Some specific issues that this form of therapy can be used to address include:
Please feel free to reach out to VCA Stapleton Animal Hospital for more information regarding these modalities or to schedule a consult appointment for your pet.
Our hospital offers acupuncture services for your pet and it may be recommended as a preventative measure or to help treat disease. Acupuncture is a form of traditional Chinese medicine that is believed to stimulate the flow of energy forces that nourish tissues, stimulate blood flow, and enhance body systems.
According to ancient Chinese medical theory, the life force (called qi or ch'i) flows through the body via 14 invisible channels known as meridians, regulating all physical and mental processes.... Read more
Over the past few decades, great strides have been made in veterinary medicine. New and exciting technologies have been developed and introduced which make caring for our animal companions easier and more effective. One such technology is the therapeutic laser, which is used to assist with the treatment of a wide variety of medical conditions, as well as aid in rehabilitation and recovery from injury or surgery.... Read more
What is massage therapy?
As a form of rehabilitation, massage therapy is the application of specific hand movements on a patient to improve muscle and joint function by relieving tension, spasm, or other restrictions to proper motion. It may be used for warm-up purposes, for relaxing or stimulating muscles in order to prevent injury, or for rehabilitation of a patient after an injury has occurred. Massage is also used to compensate for impaired circulation by augmenting the normal flow of blood and lymphatic fluid.... Read more