Integrative Medicine Services
Dr. Rosa practices integrative medicine from the MAIN approach [Medical Acupuncture & Integrative Neuromodulation], which is a comprehensive, rational, & evidence-driven examination & treatment of the animal, followed by best-practice treatments.
Initial sessions begin by reviewing all health & prescription charts, discussing with the owner any over-the-counter medications used, then conducting a gentle physical manipulation exam of affected areas on the pet.
During the physical exam, Dr. Rosa systematically identifies which pain pathway to approach & which procedure to best achieve pain relief. Pathways of the neurologic, immunologic, vascular, as well as muscular structure are all considered.
- Massage Therapy – A therapeutic massage will improve blood flow, alleviate stress, & relax tight sore muscles. These improvements will increase the pet’s walking stride & range of motion. Pets in need of palliative care respond greatly to therapeutic massage.
- Laser Therapy – Photo biomodulation, used in both human and animal medicine, utilizes focused light that enters targeted tissue increasing muscular activity. This therapy encourages muscular movement on the cellular level.
- Medical Acupuncture – After a comprehensive medical exam, Western Medical Acupuncture can be used to stimulate tissue rebuilding, blood circulation, & help deactivate painful “trigger” points improving mobility.