Dr. Owel completed her training in Veterinary Herbology through the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS). This also entailed learning Traditional Chinese Medicine as it applies to animals.
Acupunture for animals has many uses, most commonly for chronic illnesses. Musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis (degenerative joint disease), muscle pain or soreness, back or neck pain, disc disease; respiratory disorders such as asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and chronic cough; neurological problems such as seizures, paralysis, weakness; digestive disorders such as chronic vomiting, constipation or vomiting; endocrine (hormonal) diseases such as diabetes mellitus, hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism - all these and many more respond positively to acupuncture. Acupuncture is usually administered weekly for several sessions, then a schedule is tailored to your pet's condition and response.