Welcome! I am a veterinarian specializing in acupuncture. Veterinary Acupuncture is my house call practice (established in 1999) for dogs in the Santa Barbara and Montecito areas.
Acupuncture (for people and animals) has been practiced for thousands of years! It really has stood the test of time. The American Veterinary Medical Association considers acupuncture an integral part of veterinary medicine. The World Health Organization and the National Institutes of Health have officially recognized acupuncture as an effective treatment for many conditions.
Many of the cases I see involve conditions such as: arthritis, ligament/nerve/muscle problems, neck/back/hip pain, limping and/or reluctance to walk, rise or lie down. Cancer support, immune, metabolic and gastrointestinal issues are other areas I work with. Acupuncture can also be helpful as a preventative or occasional "tune-up" medicine; promoting health, energy and vitality.
An appt and exam are required for specific medical questions, but most general questions are answered here at this site- just look around! Thank you for visiting, I hope I can help...
Please note: all New Client consultations are via email: just provide some info, your location and your phone #.