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Victory Animal Hospital is proud to announce that Acupuncture can be performed on your pets in our Hospital.


Dr Joyce Lau has passed the course of International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) and  has registered as a veterinary acupuncturist since 2011.  She has been experience with acupuncture and has used it extensively as a form of therapy in addition to traditional western medicine.

 

To find out more information, please contact our staff to arrange an appointment to see Dr. Joyce Lau.

Acupuncture

Acupuncture is an integral treatment of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), which has a long history in China and was used to treat both human and animals. Nowadays, acupuncture is used widely in a combination with western veterinary medicine.

 

In the narrowest sense, acupuncture is the application of small-gauge needles to various pints on the body for the purpose of eliciting physiological responses in the treatment of almost any disease or conditions. It has a very good result in the relieving of pain for some chronic painful conditions  - It is of particular use in managing chronic pain caused by degenerative joint disease, and enhance healing in cases of spinal injury., and the acceleration of healing process of injuries.

 

In Eastern perspective, disease is an imbalance of between two polarities of the life force (Qi), Yin and Yang. The goal of TCM is to diagnose imbalances, determine their causes and subsequently remove those causes from the patient, to regain the balance of the body. Acupuncture is rather a part of TCM system also encompassing moxibustion, massage, herbal medicine, and dietary nutrition. It is used as a treatment, to stimulate varies points of the body’s special channels, to restore the balance or harmony of the Qi in the patient’s body. 

 

Moreover, acupuncture has been proven by the Western scientists to stimulate the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. It also relaxes of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations, creates both local and generalized pain-relieving effect. Acupuncture can also improve tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic waste and toxins from the patient’s body. There is no potential adverse side effect for patient’s internal organs, and no adversely interaction to patient’s medication with the acupuncture treatment.

 

It is important to understand, Western medicine plays an essential role to diagnose patient’s disease and condition, and determine the appropriate treatment plan for the patient. In most of the time, acupuncture is used in a combination with the Western medicine, to enhance the effect and improve the outcome of the treatment.