TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel

Complementary Therapies

Complementary therapies include time-proven practices which helps eliminate and reduce a variety of ailments in both dogs and cats.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

At TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel, we combine Western techniques with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in order to help your pet achieve pain relief and get back to good health.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine is an ancient technique that is used on both pets and humans today. Used for over thousands of years, it continues to evolve today and is often used in conjunction with other complementary therapies.

Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine includes a variety of techniques, which include food therapy, acupuncture, Tui-na, and herbal medicine. Our team will work with you to decide which is the best route for your pet. Results will be dependent on your pet’s prior treatment history, age, health status, and knowledge of your pet's lifestyle. 

Our own Dr. Harris has trained from the Chi Institute, a school that offers education on Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine.

Veterinary Acupuncture

Veterinary acupuncture is considered one of the four branches which compromise Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, and has been practiced in China for thousands of years. The other branches include herbal medicine, tui-na, and food therapy. Our clinical approach at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel is to combine both modern veterinary science with veterinary acupuncture in order to maximize our patient’s quality of life. 

We can help your pet feel relief from veterinary acupuncture. If you believe your pet could benefit from veterinary acupuncture, we invite you to schedule a visit with us at TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel.

How does Veterinary Acupuncture work? 

Veterinary acupuncture uses a technique consisting of tiny needles being methodically and gently inserted into precise pressure points on your pet’s body. The contact from the needle then releases pain-relieving and natural hormones, which will trigger an anti-inflammatory response to reduce pain and accelerate healing. 

At TotalBond Veterinary Hospital at Bethel, we understand that needles can often cause anxiety. We are here to assure you that our veterinarians are highly experienced to gently and safely place the needles in order to treat chronic and acute pain. During veterinary acupuncture, small animals can expect not to experience any pain. In most cases, they start to doze off because they are so relaxed. Larger animals are known to experience very low levels of discomfort once the needles are inserted due to them being larger to break the skin. For both large and small animals, as soon as the needles are in place, they will feel no pain!

Is Veterinary Acupuncture safe? 

This ancient technique can only produce positive results, therefore it is considered one of the safest veterinary practices out there. Veterinary acupuncture offers copious amounts of physical and mental health benefits, and can even deter the adverse reactions which may often be caused by surgeries and medications.

There are a variety of conditions that Veterinary Acupuncture can be used to treat, including:

  • Dermatological issues
  • Musculoskeletal issues such as arthritis
  • Respiratory issues, such as asthma
  • Gastrointestinal issues, such as diarrhea

We will be happy to answer any questions you may have, please give us a call any time. 

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We're located in Lake Wylie, in York County, SC, easily accessible to Gaston and Mecklenburg Counties, NC. Our clinic is right off Hwy 49, half an hour from downtown Charlotte.

Phone: 803-831-1318

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