Find out if alternative medicine can heal your pet.
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Dr. Travis Stork: How cool is this? Acupuncture for pets?
Dr. Lisa Masterson: It's great.
Dr. Jim Sears: It's great.
Male Speaker: It's great.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: It's great. Well, I think the tie-in happiness in your pets -- it's a good fit, because having a pet very often is very good for your.
Male Speaker: It's a companion.
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Your happiness level.
Male Speaker: It's a companion to come home to somebody sometimes. It's interesting. Acupuncture has been around for a very long time, obviously.
Dr. Travis Stork: Oh yeah?
Male Speaker: But we have finally, a western medicine has finally acknowledged --
Dr. Andrew Ordon: Yeah.
Male Speaker: ...that acupuncture does have some benefit and research has done study, showing things like post surgical pain is very helpful for. So I think actually starting talking about animals and what can acupuncture -- I think it's great.
Dr. Travis Stork: We'll it is, and a lot of veterinaries swear by. We have Dr. Alan Schulman here, he happens to know, he be a veterinary surgeon, but Dr Ordon is veterinarian as well, and actually I should say, your dog will use --.
Dr Alan Schulman: An important distinction there
Dr. Travis Stork: A very important one. And, you know, just out of curiosity, is this something that you are finding a lot of veterinarians doing?
Dr Alan Schulman: A lot, no. But definitely we have incorporated it into our practice over the last number of years, because we absolutely see beneficial responses. Especially with what Dr Hallogan (ph) was saying, we use it predominantly for Degenerative of Joint Diseases, Intervertebral Disk Disease, Chronic Pain Syndromes, Paralysis, even Allergies, and it makes a substantial impact on the animals almost every time in just a few treatments.
Dr. Lisa Masterson: Wow!
Dr. Travis Stork: A lot of these same things are really working well on humans, it makes sense that they would work well on our pets.