Dr. Cindy Favaro obtained her certification in Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine from the Chi Institute in Florida.
Acupuncture is defined as a method of placing needles into the skin at specific points on the body to control pain or induce healing. The goal is to promote healing by correcting imbalances in the body. Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system, enhances blood circulation, and encourages the release of pain relieving and anti-inflammatory hormones. It can be used alone, but is most commonly used in conjunction with conventional Western Medicine.
Patients generally start with 1-3 acupuncture sessions per week for the first 4-6 weeks. Positive results are usually observed by the 3rd treatment, or sooner. The initial appointment is an hour in length and subsequent appointments are 40 minutes. It is preferred that clients stay with their pet during these sessions.