Windcrest Animal Hospital
3705 Lancaster Pike
Wilmington, DE 19805 - Directions
Mon-Fri: 7:30am - 8:30pm
Sat: 8am - 6pm
At Windcrest, we beleive accupuncture is an effective traditional medicine and part of an integrated approach to healing pets. With this in mind, we are pleased to offer pet accupuncture services.
Since 2011, Windcrest Animal Hospital has been offering acupuncture and herbal therapies for dogs and cats by Dr. Malcolm Kram. Dr. Kram received his veterinary degree from Cornell University and his acupuncture training through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
Both an art and a science, acupuncture as an effective approach dates back to 2500 BCE, when it was first prescribed for people in China. Today, acupuncture and herbal therapies are part of what is commonly known as “integrative medicine,” bringing both Eastern and Western medicine together to provide the best care for both human and animal patients.
Acupuncture alters pain and inflammation, and therefore can be considered for a variety of conditions including:
As part of an integrative program, acupuncture and herbal therapies may help reduce the amount of medications your pet presently takes. It also offers an alternative for pets who have reactions to certain drugs or treatments.
Acupuncture is not painful; the needles used are much thinner than those used in Western medicine for injections and blood tests. Before a pet may receive these treatments, a traditional Chinese medical diagnosis is required. This diagnosis involves a detailed discussion between the acupuncturist and you as the pet’s owner while your pet is examined from an Eastern medical perspective.
In some cases, acupuncture delivers results almost immediately, but most patients require six to eight treatments spaced seven to fourteen days apart to experience the benefits. In some cases, pets can have improved results when acupuncture is coupled with herbal therapies. We are pleased to offer this combination to your pet at Windcrest Animal Hospital.
If interested in this therapeutic option for your pet, contact us today for more information and to schedule an appointment. Visit Dr. Kram’s website at www.animalacupoints.com to learn more about acupuncture for pets.
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