Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine

Acupuncture and herbal medication for animals is an option at PAHC! Integrative Veterinary Medicine!

This is a form of treatment and medication that can be applied to the majority of species - but most commonly dogs, cats, and horses.

Acupuncture treatment involves inserting anywhere from 1-15 needles along acu-points on the acupuncture meridians and the needles may be stimulated with an electro-stimulator or may inject vitamin B12 to certain points after treatment to enhance the effects of treatment. A treatment can take anywhere from 10-60 minutes depending on the patient and the condition we are treating.

The main goals of treatment are to restore balance, increase circulation, decrease inflammation, and help the tissues (both local - i.e. at the site of the needles - and internal - i.e. organs) heal and repair. Every external point is connected to the internal organs, tissues, blood vessels, nerves, etc.

Conditions acupuncture and herbal medication can treat or help manage:

- Diabetes

- Musculoskeletal injuries, or arthritis

- Wound healing

- Chronic pain

- Allergies - atopy, chronic skin infections, etc

- Ear infections

- Eye problems like KCS ( dry eye), pannus

- Epilepsy

- Congestive heart failure, bronchitis, asthma

- Urinary incontinence

- Infertility

- The list is unlimited!

Dr. Lanz is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. She has seen results with acupuncture and herbal medicine in a variety of cases here at PAHC utilizing these forms of treatment.

Acupuncture and herbal medications can be used together, or separate. One or both of these treatment options are commonly combined with western medical treatments increasing chances of success = integrative medicine = can achieve better success/treatment outcomes with this approach.

Dr. Lanz took her acupuncture/herbal training with the Chi Institute in Reddick, FL. Visit for more information on traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and acupuncture in animals. Visit for information on veterinary herbal medications and the company that makes the majority of veterinary herbal medications used here.

Jeremy Ross completed his Acupuncture course from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society in 2006.

Call PAHC Estevan at 1-306-634-7123 to book your acupuncture/herbal consultation


Dixie- We were at the point of potentially euthanizing her for neck pain and breathing issues. Dixie was on many pain medications to no improvements, started herbals, acupuncture, and inhaler medications and within a couple of weeks we were seeing changes and improvements in her condition and pain level-. We have been doing integrative therapies since December 2014, and she is now maintained on daily herbal medication, inhaler therapy, and occasional acupuncture treatment.

Lucy- young dog with behavior issues, occasional ear infections, anal gland irritations, and intermittent hind limb lameness. Started acupuncture and herbal medications April 2016. Treatments started out more frequent and work down over time to lower frequency. Since April 2016, we have managed her hind limb lameness with acupuncture and used herbal medications to help her behavior issues, ear infections and anal gland irritations. Lucy also has been in training with a dog trainer.

It's pretty cool! Can see changes in hair coat, tongue color and overall attitude at home right before your eyes. I had also made lots of diet changes and implemented environmental enrichment for my two pets.



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