At Veterinary Acupuncture of New Jersey, we provide several services to meet your pets needs such as pet acupuncture, chinese herbal medicine, therapeutic laser treatments and other conventional veterinary wellness and diagnostic medicine.
Acupuncture - Veterinary acupuncture has been used to treat animals in China for nearly 4000 years. In North America it has been used for decades in both large and small animal. Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect. It is a means of helping the body heal. Acupuncture is not a cure-all, but where indicated it works well when used alone, or in combination with traditional veterinary medicine.
Ancient Chinese medical philosophy believes that disease is a result of an imbalance of energy in the body. Acupuncture is believed to balance this energy, and thereby assist the body in healing disease. In Western terms, acupuncture can assist the body's efforts to heal itself by causing certain physiological changes. For example, acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, and relieve muscle spasms, and cause the release of hormones, such as endorphins (one of the body's pain control) or cortisol (a natural steroid). Read more about Acupuncture
Chinese Herbal Medicine - has a long history, with Chinese medical texts dating back to 200 AD. There are hundreds of herbal formulas, many of which are still in use today. Herbs can be used to support the body in many ways. They can be used to supplement acupuncture and conventional medicines in the treatment of acute disease, or as long-term, "tonic" formulas to help strengthen an aging patient. Poor digestion, chronic infections, arthritis, and asthma are only a few of the many disorders that respond to herbal medicine. They can also be used as adjunctive therapy for pets that are undergoing chemotherapy. Chinese herbs are natural potent medicine, which must be used appropriately. This makes the selection of the correct herbs for your individual pet vitally important.
Therapeutic Laser Treatments - is the application of light in order to modify a biologic process at the cellular level by a photochemical effect. This stimulates tissue regeneration, remodeling, and repair to aid with: reduction in inflammation, scar tissue formation, and swelling. Laser therapy will also increase: blood circulation, enhance nerve and wound healing; and can be used in pain management.
Conventional Veterinary Wellness and Diagnostic Medicine - with over 33 years of experience in conventional veterinary practice and having earned the distinction as Diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, Dr. Levy will always advise you if your pet's condition warrants conventional veterinary therapy at your primary care veterinarian or with a veterinary specialist.