What To Expect During An Acupuncture Visit

Your appointment begins with an in-depth review of your pet’s history and current medical issues. Dr. Dragos will review your pet’s previous veterinary records if necessary. She will perform a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical examination. This includes your pet’s constitution, tongue diagnosis, Chinese pulse evaluation, radiant heat, and point sensitivity. During this time, a treatment plan is formulated involving acupuncture, laser acupuncture, laser therapy, aquapuncture, electro-acupuncture, herbal medicine, Bengston Energy Healing, and dietary recommendations. The initial consultation takes about an hour and a half. The initial consultation, examination and acupuncture treatment is $200. If you prefer to forego the acupuncture portion of the initial examination for your pet, the initial consultation, examination, herbal prescription and dietary recommendations as well as alternative healing techniques is $150. Rechecks take about an hour. Recheck examinations with acupuncture treatments are $150 each and $100 without acupuncture treatments. Patients are usually treated with acupuncture every 1-2 weeks for 3-4 treatments to assess their response to therapy.  Dr. Dragos also offers pre and post-operative acupuncture treatments for elective surgeries, such as spays and neuters, for healthy pets for $75 per treatment.  There is a separate charge for herbal medications and supplements. Western and Chinese herbal medications and supplements range from $15 to $65. Cash, check, and major credit cards are accepted.