Acupuncture is the use of needles on one or many points on the body. These points lie along a network of meridians or channels. Other forms of acupuncture involve the use of laser light, electricity, magnets, injection, pressure, and gold bead implantation. Charissa applies all of these techniques as needed.

Injections may also be given of water and vitamins in very small doses on acupuncture points. This is a special technique called aquapuncture and gives a long lasting effect.

I needed  Charissa will show  owners how to use acupressure on a regular basis. Pressure is usually applied to a point for only 30 seconds, once or twice a day only.

In some special cases of paralysis, electricity is passed through acupuncture needles. This is called Electroacupuncture. It is not generally well tolerated but may be useful where all else has failed. It is especially useful in parlaysis. Tiger, a male staffy 3 years old with a severed thoracic spine was treated by this method, unfortunately he was killed on the road as a 9 year old after climbing a 9 foot fence to get out.

The use of acupuncture changes chemicals released by nerves, improving circulation and reducing pain. It is commonly used in the treatment of musculo-skeletal problems and can also be used as an adjunct to western treatments of many diseases.

The dog featured here, Poppy, is having acupucnture by laser as part of ongoing treatment for 15 mast cells tumors. Only one tuor remains remains 12 months after the course of treatment was begun, and it is slowly shrinking. Poppy ;loves this treatment, it is given before she leaves so she is relaxed for the trip home.

Specific problems that benefit from acupuncture:

  • Tick poisoning
  • Poisoning generally
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases e.g. Cushings, Neoplasia, Lupus
  • Dental Problems
  • Sinusitis
  • Paralysis
  • Disc disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Chronic muscular problems
  • Post surgical pain relief

There are many systems of acupuncture as all countries of origin developed schools taught by their own masters.

I use a personally developed system based on intervention in the meridian which I consider to be the origin of the pathology, and a movement of its earth energies.