Westside

Veterinary

​Clinic

​​​​​963 W. Route 66 Suite 230 Flagstaff Arizona 86001

ph:(928) 779.0148    fax: (928) 779.0149

The Veterinarians at Westside would like to thank you for your continued support of the Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center of Northern Arizona, open weekends, 
Friday 5 pm through Monday 8:30 am, and major holidays.

What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture may be defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method, resulting in a therapeutic homeostatic effect.  Modern research shows that these points are located in areas of high-density free nerve endings, mast cells, small arterioles and lymphatic vessels.  Most of the points are motor points. Acupuncture works primarily through the central nervous system affecting the musculoskeletal, hormonal and cardiovascular systems.  It increases circulation, relieves muscle spasms, stimulates nerves and stimulates the body's defensive systems.

What conditions does it treat?
Acupuncture is known to affect all major physiologic systems and is a safe way to treat:  

  • Musculoskeletal problems including muscle soreness, back pain, spinal disc problems, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.
  • Neurological disorders, such as seizures, laryngeal hemiplegia, facial and radial nerve paralysis. 
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea, gastric ulcers, colic, vomiting, and constipation. 


Other chronic conditions, including asthma, cough, uveitis, behavioral problems, Cushing’s disease, thyroid problems, infertility, renal failure, geriatric weakness, dermatologic problems, and immune mediated problems. 

For more information visit the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society

Acupuncture