Dr. Lumnah practices acupuncture and utilizes chinese herbs following the principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This medical system has been used in China for over 3,000 years and for decades in the U.S. TCM is a form of medicine that examines the individual as a "whole" to identify and correct any imbalance or weakness in the body and to promote optimum wellness.
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect through various biochemical and neurological reactions. It can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms and pain, and cause the release of various hormones. Acupuncture is used to treat a wide variety of conditions in dogs and cats, including arthritis, asthma, intervertebral disc disease, allergies, digestive upset, kidney disease, and urinary tract problems.
The length and frequency of acupuncture treatments depends on the condition of the patient. Simple acute problems may only require one treatment, while more severe or chronic problems usually require multiple treatments. Patients generally start with weekly sessions for the first 4-6 weeks, then the frequency is tapered off depending on the response to treatment.
Sessions generally run between 30 minutes to an hour and needles are left in for 15-30 minutes.
Veterinary Acupuncture & Herbs