Pets Can Get Acupuncture, Too!

Did you know that co-owner Dr. Tina Johnson (who has been with Newberg Vet for over 17 years) became a Certified Pet Acupuncturist in 2006? For your convenience, Dr. Johnson is available to treat your pets with acupuncture at the clinic.

So, how exactly does pet acupuncture work?

Acupuncture helps the body heal itself. This ancient Chinese practice utilizes hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly.

Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:

  • Neurologic and soft tissue pain
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Seizures
  • Chronic allergies
  • Nerve and spinal cord injuries
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Musculoskeletal systemic problems
  • Skin conditions
  • And more!

Acupuncture is also one of the safest veterinary treatments available. It requires no pharmaceutical assistance, removing the possibility of overdose and adverse reaction. Plus, it can be safely used in conjunction with traditional veterinary practice to enhance treatment effects or facilitate faster recovery.

If you’re interested in seeking different avenues for your pet’s care, we encourage you to give acupuncture a try! Dr. Johnson is an expert at practicing alternative and complimentary medicine, and she would love to meet your pet to help heal them.

If you’d like to make an appointment for your pet or have more questions about this treatment option, please contact us at 503-538-8303 or schedule an appointment online today.