In addition to basic physical exams, Dr. Easton provides the following services.
Acupuncture originated almost 4,000 years ago in China. It is still practiced worldwide today, making it one of the oldest medical therapies in continuous use. Acupuncture involves placing very thin needles into the skin at any of hundreds of specific acupoints. It is well tolerated by most animals and can be used as a treatment in virtually any medical condition.
Low Level Laser Therapy
Low level lasers, also called cold lasers, are low powered lasers that are used to cause changes in cellular function. In the same way that you can see a therapeutic benefit from sitting outside on a sunny day, the body’s cells can benefit from being bathed in light. Lasers are particularly effective in treating pain and in helping wounds heal. Lasers can also be used as a form of non-invasive acupuncture, for those few animals who are especially sensitive to needles.
Fresh, whole food is the foundation of good health. We will work with you to select the best possible foods for your pet, while keeping in mind the constraints of your budget and your lifestyle.
Massage not only feels terrific, it provides many health benefits, too! Massage can provide pain and stress relief, encourage the flow of blood and lymph, and stimulate the nervous system. Dr. Easton can also recommend massage techniques that you can use to help your pet in between visits.
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine is a way of looking at the body as a system of interrelated elements. When one of these elements is imbalanced, we see signs of disease. Traditional Chinese Medicine addresses imbalance by using a combination of acupuncture, Chinese herbs, food, and massage. It can be used to treat virtually any medical condition.
Many of the drugs we use today were originally derived from plants. In fact, the word “drug” is derived from an old French word that means “dry,” in reference to dried herbs. Herbs can have a therapeutic effect for a multitude of conditions.
Where appropriate, Dr. Easton may employ additional modalities, such as electroacupuncture, laser acupuncture, essential oils, cannabis, rehabilitation exercises, Reiki, and more.
If you are interested in trying a particular therapy not listed here, please contact us to see if we can assist you.