Dr. Turenne received her Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture in 2005 from the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida.
Veterinary acupuncture has been used in China for thousands of years to treat illnesses and prevent disease. Acupuncture involves placing needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. At Four Paws, we use acupuncture alone or with traditional western medicine to treat a variety of conditions.
The belief in Chinese medicine is that imbalance of the body is what causes disease. Acupuncture aims to rebalance the body. And when specific acupuncture points are stimulated, there are physiologic changes which occur (such as increased blood circulation and decreased muscle spasms) which allow the body to heal itself.
The number of treatments required will vary with the condition. Generally, 4-6 weekly treatments are needed and then follow-up treatments are spaced apart, depending on the patient’s response.
Acupuncture is indicated for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to arthritis, seizures, disc disease, inflammatory bowel disease, heart, kidney and liver disease, cancer and allergies.
At Four Paws, acupuncture is also commonly with our hospice and palliative care patients. This may include improving quality of life by decreasing nausea, increasing appetite and eliciting a general sense of well-being. Acupuncture is often utilized as adjunctive therapy for patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation.
For more information on acupuncture with Dr. Turenne, please call at 734-385-7161.