Acupuncture in Combination Therapies

January 3, 2019

Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH, owner and medical director of Beaver Animal Clinic in Pennsylvania, discusses the use of acupuncture in combination with other therapies, including Western and Eastern modalities.

Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH, owner and medical director of Beaver Animal Clinic in Pennsylvania, discusses the use of acupuncture in combination with other therapies, including Western and Eastern modalities.

Doug Knueven, DVM, CVA, CVC, CVCH: Many times acupuncture is used along with other therapies, both Western and Eastern. For instance, the animal might be on pain medication or other medications for a medical condition, and we can add acupuncture on top of it. Or we might be using acupuncture along with Chinese herbs. Those 2 go together very nicely. Occasionally, especially if the client is requesting it, we might do just acupuncture. It’s a very flexible modality that can be used with or without other treatments.