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Acupuncture: The Story of Tamale

Acupuncture: The Story of Tamale

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...and acupuncture just kind of fits into that non-invasive, drug-free, alternative therapy.

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Hello, I’m Dr. Moore. There's two types of acupuncture that I do. Just dry needles, which is maybe what most people have seen pictures of. It's just the insertion of needles in acupuncture points. I also do electroacupuncture, think of it like a deeper stimulation of those acupuncture points.


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories or opioid-like medications, of course, they all come with their set of side effects, and chronic medications can sometimes lead to issues, so acupuncture is a really alternative nice to be able to manage pain. Of course, that's not the only thing, but that's the most common thing that I use acupuncture for.


I think it's a really great tool to have when you're looking at treating the animal holistically. There are people that don't want to reach for drugs exclusively and want to try more natural approaches like physical therapy, Chinese herbal medicine, and acupuncture just kind of fits into that non-invasive, drug-free, alternative therapy.


There's some people that seek out acupuncture alone. That's really what they're after is an Eastern medicine approach. And then other people that maybe I'm treating them in a Western medicine manner and we've hit a plateau, and I feel like we could do more, and I'll make the suggestion, and sometimes an owner's interested, and sometimes they're not.


Of course, she's an older kitty, and we don't expect her to run and play like a two-year-old cat at the end of this, but we want quality of life for her. We want her to not be in pain. We want her to be social, like she was previously. We want her to be able to get to her food bowl, to her litter box, go wherever she wants to in the house comfortably. That's our goal with Tamale.

Read more about Tamale's story here.

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