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Complementary Therapy

We believe at Pine Ridge that alternative therapies can be very valuable used alone, or in conjunction with more conventional treatment such as medication and surgery.  Dr. Patricia Stapley Chase is acupuncture certified and has been performing this therapy along with laser treatment and herbology for a number of years.  


Acupuncture is one branch of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (TCVM). Although relatively new to the Western world, it is a medical system that has been used in China to treat animals for thousands of years.    It is a treatment that involves the stimulation of points, typically achieved through the insertion of specialized needles into the body.  Acupuncture can used for a variety of situations, including problems relating to lameness, dermatology, neurology, and respiratory function.  

Laser Therapy

Laser is light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.  This therapy accelerates the body's natural healing process through photo-bio modulation.  It is effective in treating chronic conditions, acute conditions, and post-surgical pain and inflammation.  

Herbal Medicine

Herbology developed as part of the study of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) along with acupuncture.  Herbs are classified by tastes, energies, organs of influence, directions, categories, etc.  Herbs can be used to treat almost any internal condition treatable by Western medicine, as well as a wider range of use.  Some useful Chinese herbs:

  • Si Miao San
  • Long Dan Xie Gan Tang
  • Ba Wei Di Huang Wan
  • Xiao Chai Hu Tang