CBD and acupuncture as rehabilitation modalities
In an interview at the 2021 New York Vet Show, Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA, highlighted the research behind using these integrative rehabilitation modalities, plus why having thorough training is key.
During a dvm360® interview at the 2021 New York Vet Show in New York, New York, Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA, discussed the usage of CBD and acupuncture as rehabilitation modalities for veterinary patients, detailing the research behind them and why it's vital to have adequate training and knowledge when performing or recommending them.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Philippa Pavia, VMD, DACVS-SA: There is really good research surrounding acupuncture and other rehab modalities—they just have to be done well. [Acupuncture] has to be done by someone who [has] really good training, otherwise, you're kind of just sticking needles in skin. But, I do believe that acupuncture is helpful and we know that from a lot of research—not just in dogs and cats—but also [in] horses and people.