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Pet Acupuncture Mandan ND

The hot topic of evidence-based medicine sparks debate between integrative medicine practitioners and the mainstream because many incorrectly assume that complementary medicine treatment strategies cannot withstand scientific scrutiny.

Stockmen's Veterinary Clinic
(701) 433-1990
802 West Main Ave SE
Fargo, ND
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Large Animal Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

West Fargo Animal Hospital
(701) 282-2898
730 13TH Ave E
West Fargo, ND

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Interstate Veterinary Clinic
(701) 663-4337
900 16th
Mandan, ND
 
Airport Animal Hospital
(701) 293-8888
2401 University Dr N
Fargo, ND

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Southgate Veterinary Hospital
(701) 298-9455
1415 32ND Ave S
Fargo, ND

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Johnson Veterinary Clinic
(701) 663-7500
2825 County Road 139
Mandan, ND
 
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Evidence Points to Acupuncture for Disk Disease

The hot topic of evidence-based medicine sparks debate between integrative medicine practitioners and the mainstream because many incorrectly assume that complementary medicine treatment strategies cannot withstand scientific scrutiny.

The door swings both ways, however. Evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM) requires “the conscientious, explicit and judicious use of the current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients.” 1

For veterinary medicine to establish itself as an evidence-based profession, regular approaches to everyday conditions require re-evaluation according to this new standard. In their introduction to EBVM, Holmes and Ramey warn against relying overmuch on common sense, educated guesses and uncontrolled observations instead of results from “reliable empiric research.” 2

They advise that in addition to having the capacity to critically appraise scientific literature, “(A) good clinician needs good powers of observation, empathy with patients and clients, manual dexterity and a host of other skills.” Now it seems that acupuncture may become one of those skills based on accumulating results indicating substantive benefits.

One area where evidence is mounting in favor of acupuncture concerns spinal cord injury. Medical management methods for dogs with thoracolumbar intervertebral disk disease (TL IVDD) deemed non-surgical candidates typically include steroids, analgesics and cage confinement. Where’s acupuncture? ...

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