Alternative and Complementary Therapy

As alternative therapies have become more popular with pet owners, we have added these modalities to the services we offer. Alternative therapies, which are also referred to as “integrative” or “complementary” therapies, include acupuncture. We provide this therapy in conjunction with traditional medicine and surgery to help improve outcomes and to give us additional options for treating our patients.Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about whether this type of therapy could benefit your pet.


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Find out why so many local pet parents choose us for veterinary acupuncture in Franklin, NC

Acupuncture can be used to help improve or cure problems your pet might have, including those related to the musculoskeletal, neurological, or gastrointestinal systems. Acupuncture can also be used to manage pain and hasten recovery after surgery.

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.

Because the needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin, they cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. However, incorrect placement of the needle can result in pain or complications. You should only have a qualified practitioner perform acupuncture on your pet.

Dr. Todd is a 2002 graduate of the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society’s Graduate Course. To determine if your pet’s condition may be responsive to this treatment, please set up a consultation with Dr. Todd.