Dr. Carlson is certified to practice acupuncture on animals in the United States and China. LPWC receives many referrals from Medvet and The Ohio State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital.
An acupuncture session usually takes about 40 minutes at a minimum. We take a history, perform a physical or re-evaluation, then place the needles. The needles typically stay in place for 15 to 30 minutes. With electroacupuncture, the stimulation is on for about 20 minutes. We recommend 3 to 10 treatments, depending upon the severity of the case.
Placement of the needles is not pain-free; however, it usually feels like a slight pressure. The pet will often relax and nap. Only some pets will allow acupuncture to be performed upon them, and you know your pet best!