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Veterinary Acupuncture

Dr. Hein Performing Veterinary Acupuncture Acupuncture works primarily through the central nervous system affecting the musculoskeletal, hormonal, and cardiovascular systems to increase circulation and causes release of endorphins, neurohormones, and neurotransmitters. Acupuncture relieves muscle spasms, stimulates nerves and the body's immune system, and treating individual organ system disorders. Acupuncture can be used to maintain and promote balance in healthy individuals, as well as to treat a wide variety of conditions. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • hip dysplasia/ chronic arthritic conditions
  • acute muscle, tendon and bone injuries (often best used in conjunction with western modalities)
  • pre- and post-operative pain management
  • spinal cord trauma including paresis (weakness) and paralysis
  • control nausea in cancer patients to improve appetite and boost the immune system
  • gastrointestinal disorders: vomiting, diarrhea, constipation and inflammatory bowel disease
  • kidney disease
  • urinary incontinence and retention
  • respiratory disorders: upper respiratory infections, chronic bronchitis, and asthma
  • seizures
  • separation anxiety
  • disorders of the immune system
  • skin conditions
  • liver disease
  • heart disease
  • endocrine disorders including thyroid disorders
  • geriatric patient management to improve the general quality of life.


Often times the best treatment is a combination of Western and Eastern approaches.

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