Holistic Medicine that Heals
Woodley Gardens Veterinary Care recognizes the importance of delivering holistic medical care to our patients. This includes offering Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, such as acupuncture therapy, to complement our state-of-the-art conventional Western medical treatment. Our very own Dr. Josh Storm is a certified veterinary acupuncturist offering this service here in Rockville.
Holistic Care is Whole Care
The definition of holistic refers to the pieces of a whole and how they cannot be fully understood outside the context of that whole. In medicine, holistic refers to the treatment of the whole person, physically and mentally. Essentially, this means that when one area of well being is neglected, this affects other areas of well being. Physical areas of well being can affect another physical, or a mental area can affect the physical and vice versa.
Pet acupuncture is an effective pain management technique that releases feel-good endorphins and reduces joint and muscle inflammation in pets dealing with chronic pain. When your pet feels better physically, their overall quality of life is positively increased. Here at Woodley Gardens, we're happy to provide the therapeutic effects of pet acupuncture to our patients.
How Does Pet Acupuncture Work
In ancient Chinese medicine, energy channels are charted in the body. When there is any illness, mentally or physically, these energy channels do not flow as freely. Acupuncture stimulates points in the body that can allow the energy to again flow freely. There has been speculation in the scientific community on how acupuncture truly works, but there is a consensus on one point; acupuncture is an effective complementary therapy for the management of chronic pain.* Please contact us to learn more. We look forward to helping with your pet!
"My dog and I just had an awesome first visit with Dr. Storm. He is kind, knowledgeable, and thorough. I highly recommend this vet office!"
- Grace G.
"I'm a specialty vet tech and highly recommend this primary vets office. They've got all the equipment & quality care that you get at a specialty hospital."
- Tracy V.
"Highly recommend this place! Very caring doctors and staff!"
- David R.
"Love this place and the staff. They take the best care of my girl!"
- Devon G.
"Incredibly gentle and considerate with even the most fearful dog. "
- Rebecca P.
"Dr. Storm is very knowledgeable and takes time to discuss whatever might be going on with your pet and answer any questions. The staff is very friendly. Great animal hospital."