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“It matters not whether medicine is old or new, so long as it brings about a cure.  It matters not whether theories are Eastern or Western, so long as they prove to be true.” 

-Dr. Jen-Hsou Lin


Acupuncture is the insertion of small needles into specific locations on the body to alter the body’s physiological and biochemical properties primarily through the stimulation of the central nervous system. It’s all about “neuromodulation” of the patient’s body. The art of acupuncture has been used in humans and animals for over 3000 years, and has definitely gained popularity in the past 10 years. The American Veterinary Medical Association considers veterinary acupuncture a valid modality within the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery. It can be used in a variety of ways to help increase the quality of life of your pet. 


If you would like to learn more, please view our Frequently Asked Questions or contact Dr. Galow-Kersh at nlgalow@iastate.edu or Dr. Bornkamp at bornkamp@iastate.edu.