(c) Erika Sullenberger
Acupuncture is a key component in traditional Chinese medicine and an alternative therapy in Western medicine. For the purposes utilized in rehabilitation, acupuncture points are chosen for their effects on pain relief, performance and endurance enhancement, and nerve regeneration. Aside from insertion of sterile dry needles, acupuncture points are stimulated in a variety of ways such as electroacupuncture, aquapuncture, acupressure, laser acupuncture, moxibustion, and hemoacupuncture are all performed at Nautilus Pet Rehabilitation. To extend the lasting effects of acupuncture provides, Chinese herbs are prescribed as needed.