Elyse Greenberg - Acupuncturist

Animal Acupuncture

Acupuncture works for animals the same way it works for people by treating imbalances and ailments. It is a safe and effective treatment for alleviating pain and treating many disorders.

Physical, emotional and behavioral conditions may be addressed with acupuncture to return your pet to a balanced life.

Examples of conditions treated:

  • Alleviate stiffness and pain in joints and improve mobility,
  • Preparation for and quicker recover from surgery,
  • Alleviate or decrease side effects from chemotherapy or radiation,
  • Overcome a history of mistreatment and fear of people,
  • Soothe aggressiveness or improve shyness,
  • Cope with grief over the loss of a companion,
  • Transition to a new home,
  • Improvements in vitality and stamina,
  • Improved sense of overall well-being.

Before your visit
Your pet must be seen by a veterinarian within 14 days of beginning acupuncture. Reasons to see your vet may include, blood work, wellness checks, or vaccines. Your pet must be up to date on their rabies vaccination and you must bring a copy of your vet receipt to your pet’s first appointment before treatment can begin.

It has been documented that cats and dogs tolerate acupuncture treatment remarkably well. Great care is taken to ensure that acupuncture is a positive, comfortable and relaxing experience for your pet.

During the initial visit, 45-60 minutes, we will also discuss your pet’s health history. The goal of the first appointment is to assess the underlying conditions that have led to your pet’s current symptoms. Follow up treatments are 30 minutes. Ideally your pet would be seen in weekly sessions for 4-5 treatments. The frequency of treatment is unique to your pet’s health issue. After evaluating your pet’s response to treatment and progress we would decide how to schedule and space treatment to support the healing process.

Animal Acupuncture works as a compliment to veterinary care and does not replace veterinary care.


Currently not practicing Animal Acupuncture in Virginia.