At Hope Veterinary Specialists, our Acupuncture Service provides an additional treatment modality for dogs and cats with chronic conditions or those undergoing treatment for cancer.

Acupuncture, a type of Traditional Chinese Medicine now well supported by medical research, involves the insertion of extremely thin needles through the skin at strategic points on the body to stimulate nerves, muscles and connective tissue. This stimulation appears to boost the body’s natural regulatory activity to help control the pain, nausea, anxiety, and inflammation that may accompany many diseases and the conventional therapies used to treat them.

Acupuncture is not painful and most patients fall asleep during treatment. Research supports the use of acupuncture for various medical conditions including pain relief for surgical pain; arthritis; gastrointestinal disorders such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, poor appetite; cancer support; neurological disorders such as limb weakness, back pain, seizures; behavior disorders such as thunderstorm anxiety; and general support for aging patients (kidney, heart, immune system).

Still have more questions regarding acupuncture in your pet? Read our FAQs below.

I can't say enough about the care my dog, Sweet Pea, has received at Hope. All of the staff are so welcoming. We were treated with kindness and caring throughout our visits. Dr. Hadley Bagshaw and Dr. Christine Mullin are experts in their fields who thoroughly explained my dog's condition and test results. I am so glad to have found Hope, and confident in the doctors' ability to care for Sweet Pea. Thank you!! 

Beverly Hershey | Wayne, PA




To schedule an acupuncture appointment, or to talk to an acupuncture specialist, please call us at 610.296.2099