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HIGHLAND HOLISTIC VETERINARY CARE

We are a mobile veterinary acupuncture practice offering compassionate care for dogs, cats and horses in the Charlottesville, Virginia area. As veterinary acupuncturists, we integrate a range of therapies to prevent and treat disease and promote optimal health.

The scope of our practice is limited to acupuncture and accompanying holistic modalities. We believe in but do not offer conventional Western therapies. As part of your pet's healthcare team, we are committed to working with your primary veterinarian for an integrated approach to optimal health.

 
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WHAT IS ACUPUNCTURE?

Acupuncture is the insertion of thin sterile needles into specific points on the body to induce as therapeutic effect. Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years. Modern research shows acupuncture's points are areas where there is a high density of free nerve endings, mast cells, arterioles, and lymphatic vessels. Studies have shown that stimulation of acupoints releases beta- endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters that help control pain.

 
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WHAT DOES ACUPUNCTURE TREAT?

Acupuncture stimulation induces the following effects: 

Pain relief

Promotion of tissue healing

Regulation of gastrointestinal motility

Anti- inflammatory

Immunoregulation 

Hormone and reproductive regulation 

Antifebrile

Acupuncture is effective in treating the following: 

Back pain 

Arthritis

Intervertebral Disk Disease (IVDD)

Laryngeal  hemiplegia

Facial paralysis

Diarrhea

Colic

Vomiting 

Constipation

Geriatric weakness

Cancer pain

Inappetence

Side effects from chemotherapy

Incontinence

Acute paralysis 

And more