Animal Acupuncture

Maryland was the first state to have an Animal Acupuncture Certification Course and I was one of the first graduates in 1998. My animal practice is located in Howard County between Columbia and Laurel.
I see dog, cats, and other small animals are this office only. And of course, horses will be seen at their barn. 

Facts About Animal Acupuncture

Acupuncture is meant to complement, not replace traditional veterinary care. Animals must be seen by their veterinarian for an exam within the 2 weeks prior to their first acupuncture treatment. A copy of your veterinary receipt will be needed on the day of your first visit. This is required by Maryland law.

Acupuncture has been used to successfully treat animals for over 3,000 years. Animals who receive ongoing acupuncture treatments are sick less often and have an improved overall well-being. They also show a quicker recovery time from injury, illness, and surgery. The acupuncture needles are thin, stainless steel, sterilized, prepackaged, and disposed of after each use. The side effects of acupuncture are rare and most animals become very relaxed during treatment and enjoy coming for their sessions.

Acupuncture for your companion pet can offer the same things that it offers people.
It is very effective in treating

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune disorders
  • Back and spinal problems
  • Behavioral problems,
  • Dermatological Issues
  • Digestive issues such as constipation, diarrhea and vomitting
  • Fertility problems
  • Lick Granuloma
  • Musculoskeletal issues such as hip pain/dysplasia and lameness
  • Neurological disorders
  • Recovery from injuries and surgeries
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Urinary Disorders

Your Pet's Treatment Experience

During the first visit we will speak at length about your pet’s health concerns and address any questions you may have about acupuncture and the healing process. We will also discuss your pet’s health history in detail, followed by a physical examination. The goal of the first appointment is to assess the underlying conditions that have led to your pet’s current symptoms. Following the initial consultation, ideally your pet will be seen in weekly sessions for 4-5 treatments. A longer series of treatments may be required for pets with chronic long term problems, and acute problems may resolve faster. As your pet experiences an improvement in symptoms, treatments can be spaced out to every other week, once a month, and eventually seasonally.






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Noreen Javornik Acupuncture

Laurel, Maryland 20723

301 . 725 . 9229