Acupuncture/Chiropractic for Animals - Lake Geneva Wisconsin

Acupuncture services are offered at our Lake Geneva office by Dr. Terri Schreiner and at our Walworth office by Dr. Kelly Roy.  Acupuncture is a form of Chinese medicine that may be used alone or in conjunction with Western medicine. Dr. Schreiner has found that it works well in pateints who have trouble handling or cannot use pharmaceutical therapy. Acupuncture involves using thin needles to stimulate the energy flow within the body.  The basis of acupuncture is to regulate this flow of energy and maintain Chi throughout the body.  Acupuncture medicine has been used for thousands of years and is often combined with herbal therapy to achieve improved results.  Both dogs and cats have benefited from the use of acupuncture.  Commonly 10-20 microneedles are placed throughout the body based on the condition being treated.  The animals then relax with their owners for 15-30 minutes with the needles in their body.  Some neurologic and arthritic conditions also benefit from electrostimulation of the needles (similar to a TENS machine common used by physical therapists).  More often than not, the patients tolerate the
treatment very well and are happy to return for another treatment.  The number of visits necessary vary on the conditions.  Most neurologic and arthritic conditions require 4-6 visits (weekly or twice weekly) initially and then follow ups depending on the progress of the patient. 

Conditions that we often treat with acupuncture include:

  • Intervertebral Disc Disease (IVDD)
  • Arthritis
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Seizures
  • Skin allergies
  • Supportive care for cancer treatment
  • Endocrine disorders