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Dr. Susan Fife has successfully completed her certification in veterinary acupuncture, homeopathy and chiropractic. Using these modalities, she helps to alleviate pain without the use of drugs and to increase the performance of working and athletic animals.
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique used for over 3,000 years in China, Japan and Korea. Needles are placed in designated points to effect various changes in the body to decrease pain, help heal injuries or disease conditions, stimulate or regulate immune responses, and/or decrease anxiety or behavioral issues. Acupuncture has been shown to increase blood and lymphatic flow to tissues, stimulate nerve function, increase the release of neurotransmitters and pain modulators, influence inflammatory responses and help the release hormones. It can be used in a variety of conditions.
Common conditions that respond well to acupuncture include:
Acupuncture includes treatments using:
Veterinary Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Veterinary Chiropractic)
The Beneficial Affects of
Chiropractors use spinal "adjustments" to reduce subluxation and help restore vital nervous system communications.
Why is a chiropractic adjustment needed?
How can chiropractic or spinal manipulation help with pain?
Soft tissue: stimulates the muscle spindle cells, which helps to decrease capsular cross link and fatty intra-articular adhesions.
Neurological: stimulated the mechanoreceptors around the synovial joint and allows normal function of receptors.
On examination, Dr. Fife looks for muscular problems, lameness and gait changes. Lameness can be seen in gait changes such as a head bob, hip hike, limb weakness and/or decreased ability to place one's feet properly.
To schedule an appointment on a Thursday with Dr. Fife call (937) 878-4009
For appointments on days other than Thursdays with Dr. Fife at Towne and Country Animal Clinic call (847) 757-6654
For more information please visit Dr. Fife's website http://www.animal-acu-chiro.com