Veterinary Acupuncture at Mandak Veterinary Hospital

Dr. Emily is now offering acupuncture services to small and large animals. Acupuncture is a 2,000 year old form of Traditional Chinese Medicine that uses small sterile, solid needles inserted into specific points on the body. It can be used to treat specific conditions but Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM) principles are based on ‘treating the pattern’, and each animal as an individual. By treating the underlying pattern of disharmony we can balance the body. Electrical stimulation (electrical acupuncture), injection of Vitamin B12 (biopuncture), laser and acupressure are additional techniques that can be used in addition to the dry needle technique in cases where these methods are warranted.

Most animals willingly accept acupuncture treatments. Acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with Western veterinary medicine. There is current and past research to support the basis effects of acupuncture. Food therapy and herbal therapies can also be discussed.

Conditions that can be helped or treated using acupuncture include:

  • Allergies
  • Pain Management
  • Arthritis
  • Disc Disease
  • Behaviors like anxiety
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Renal (kidney) disease
  • Endocrine diseases (diabetes, cushings)
  • Seizures
  • Respiratory disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Ocular (eye) problems
  • Reproduction
  • Hospice Care

Whether you are an existing client or referred for acupuncture we would be happy to discuss your animal care. Please call us at 518-885-7773 or request an appointment online.

For more in depth information here are a couple of good videos:

PBS Spotlight on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM)

Our Client’s Kind Words

“Excellent. I trust all my pets to the care of Mandak. I recommend all new puppy owners near Mandak, to go to Mandak Vets. They are awesome and care as much about my pets as I do. Can’t thanks them enough.” - Lynn

“I’ve been very happy with your service you’ve giving my animals excellent care and your staff is very helpful and nice” - Stacie & Frank

“The staff was informative, easy to understand, and helpful. No complaints at all! ” - Katrina


Location Hours
Monday9:00am – 5:00pm
Tuesday9:00am – 5:00pm
Wednesday9:00am – 7:00pm
Thursday9:00am – 5:00pm
Friday9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday9:00am – 12:00pm

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