Acupuncture and Herbal medicine have been used to help people for thousands of years, and the same benefits are available for our beloved companion animals. TCM, or Traditional Chinese Medicine, works hand in hand with state-of-the-art western medicine to provide your pet with the best possible care.
Dr. Karen Fine has had extensive training and experience in veterinary acupuncture and herbal medicine. These treatments often work well for the chronic conditions that western medicine sometimes struggles with. Treatments are individualized to each patient. Some common conditions that typically respond well to acupuncture include Arthritis, disc disease, Cushing’s disease, Kidney failure, and skin and ear disorders.
Geriatric dogs and cats respond especially well to acupuncture. In addition to helping with the arthritis pain and stiffness so common in our older animal friends, acupuncture can help to improve their overall quality of life.
There are also treatment options for patients with cancer. These treatments can have benefits whether or not the patient is receiving chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Dr. Fine began researching holistic cancer treatment when her own dog, Rana, was diagnosed with cancer. Rana lived six times longer than the prognosis from her oncologist, and had an excellent quality of life.