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Animal Acupuncture

Equine Acupuncture

has been beneficial in the treatment of :






Facial Paralysis


Equine metabolic syndrome

Navicular syndrome


Low back pain

Small Animal Acupuncture

has been beneficial in the treatment of:

Intervertebral disc disease

Joint pain/injuries

Hip dysplasia

Pain acute and chronic

Facial paralysis

Eye problems

Runny nose

Gum disease




There is evidence that  equine acupuncture had been used in support of horses in China during the Zhou dynasty (976-922 BC). Horses had a high degree of importance due to their use in the military.  Animals as pets were a luxury. There is no history of small animal acupuncture previous to 1972.


In 1972 acupuncturists, not veterinarians, introduced animal acupuncture to the US. Dr. Gene Bruno L.Ac.D.O.M. and John Ottaviano L.Ac. initiated research into this area. They subsequently introduced this technique to the veterinary world. They mapped point locations on our large and small furry friends based on anatomy and observed results.


Stephanie has had the privilege of training directly with Dr. Gene Bruno. She is the first Acupuncturist in AZ to be credentialed by the American Board of Animal Acupuncture. 

For many of us, when our pets suffer so do family members. Stephanie is in a unique position to be able to treat both pet and parent. By stimulating the parasympathetic nervous system, stress can be reduced for both the furry and the less furry. 

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