HeartFire Veterinary Acupuncture & Holistic Health Care

Email: HeartFireVet@gmail.com

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Why holistic health care?

A: Dr. Kayser feels that focusing on the patient as a whole vs. treating symptoms results in better overall health. A holistic approach may also be successful in treating conditions that are unresponsive to symptomatic treatments.

 Q: How does acupuncture work?
HappyPatientA: Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body using very fine sterile needles. Stimulation of these points has been used for over 3000 years in Chinese medicine to restore balance and flow of the vital energy known as Qi  (pronounced “chee”).  Modern research shows that acupuncture points coincide with high  densities of free nerve endings, mast cells and small arterioles. Stimulation of these points induces the release of beta-endorphins, serotonin and other neurotransmitters which reduces pain and  inflammation and decreases healing time.
Q: Which treatment will benefit my pet

Each patient is unique and their treatment is tailored for their specific needs. Dr. Kayser uses both exams and patient history to formulate a treatment plan using acupuncture, Chinese herbs, and food therapy to rebalance the body. This plan will treat the underlying causes of disease not just the symptoms.

Q: Will I still need to take my pets to their regular veterinarian if they get acupuncture treatments?
Yes. While TCVM may reduce or eliminate the need for some treatments and prescriptions provided by your regular veterinarian,   HeartFire does not offer vaccines, surgeries, or diagnostic tests like radiographs and blood work.  Dr. Kayser will work with your regular veterinarian to provide the best possible health care for your pet.