Hiker went for her first acupuncture treatment for her neck/spine issues. When we arrived, it was typical. Hiker had to "see" everyone and say hello to these new people and then we were shown to a room.
There was a few minutes of waiting so Hiker made herself comfortable.
We really weren't waiting that long, this is just how laid back and relaxed Hiker is wherever she is.
The veterinarian who will be doing the acupuncture is very nice and we talked about a plan to get Hiker off her medications as soon as possible. Within two days of the first treatment, Hiker was off the Metacam and then the Robaxin was reduced.
If you look really close, you can see the "needles" and the attached clips are for electrical stimulation. The vet asked if I thought Hiker would be able to lay or sit mostly still for 15 minutes during the treatment so the needles weren't dislodged. I assured her that wouldn't be a problem. The only problem was preventing Hiker from rolling on her back for a tummy rub.
The plan is for treatment every week for three to four weeks and if all goes well, she will only need a visit once or twice a year after that. So, we're cautiously optimistic.