What is Acupuncture?

  • A very old technique that follows the theory of yin and yang – a healthy body is a balanced body
  • Acupuncture targets “meridians” which follow nerve and blood channels
  • The needles can incite a hormone release – endorphins (one of the body’s pain control chemicals) and cortisol (a natural steroid)
  • Acupuncture can also assist the body in healing itself by increasing blood circulation to targeted areas and stimulating nerves
  • Acupuncture is an additional therapy to help with healing and increasing comfort – it is not meant to be a “fix.”
  • A Western Medicine diagnosis is important before starting acupuncture; there are certain conditions that will not benefit from it or may even be aggravated by it.

Does it really work?

  • 85% of animals will have a positive reaction to acupuncture therapy
  • The frequency and duration of treatment depends upon the animal and the length of the illness – the longer the illness, the longer the therapy.


Acupuncture can help with:

  • Arthritis
  • Incontinence
  • Paralysis
  • Allergies
  • Various other conditions


  • Any day that Dr. Nancy Johnson is on staff (currently every weekday except Wednesday); please call ahead of time