Acupuncture is the use of small needles that are inserted into "trigger points," which are specific points targeted to simulate the desired healing effects. Acupuncture cases the release of cortisol and endorphins. These two substances help relieve pain, decrease inflammation, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms, and stimulate nerves. Many conditions respond to acupuncture therapy, including: Osteoarthritis, Hip dysplasia, elbow dysplasia, intervertebral disc disease, seizures, strokes, inflammatory bowel disease, diarrhea, nausea, and many other. The length and frequency of the treatments varies depending on the underlying condition, as well as the severity of clinical signs. We will discuss the treatment protocol and expected outcome during your initial consultation.