Scheduling our house call session is the first step... I feel my therapies work best when my patients are in their own environments. Going to the vet may be fun for some pets- but there are many types of stress (positive or negative/ sights, smells, sounds) experienced in clinical settings which can overwhelm treatment- so I come to you!
During our session we'll discuss and examine our patient and if necessary I can review lab reports, x-rays, current medications, etc. In-home veterinary acupuncture is great- patients are usually relaxed and examining them in their home environment is often very revealing. My patients are typically quite cooperative during our sessions- but they do not have to remain absolutely still in order for acupuncture to work. It is fine if they are a little wiggly or nervous at first. Acupuncture is a gentle medicine and I practice it that way. For patients that are young or very sensitive to needles, laser acupuncture is another option. We normally work where the patient is comfortable: their bed, the couch, etc...
Sessions are initially spaced at once/twice weekly intervals for best results. My goal is to see improvement within the first handful (4-5) of sessions and then to maintain that improvement- with less frequent sessions.
My range of travel is primarily within the Greater Santa Barbara area; Santa Barbara, Montecito, Summerland, Carp and Goleta. My availability is by appointment. Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays are currently open for scheduling. I am usually right on-time for everyone, but I may be a little early or a little late. Also, please know that your house call appt will be held specifically for you. If you need to reschedule please give me 24 hours notice.
Standard rate for house call acupuncture sessions: $150 (cash/check/credit cards accepted).
I also offer laser and electro acupuncture and may recommend natural injections such as Vitamin B12, Adequan and Legend.
"The Chuco Session"