Monique Kramer  D.V.M
The Art of Alternative
285 Main Street Fryeburg, ME 04037
207 890-5614
Acupuncture is a method by which special needles are inserted in specific points along meridians in order to prevent and treat disease. These meridians have associations to specific organ systems. Acupuncturists look at the whole body as more than a sum total of its parts and view disease as an energy imbalance with energy being excess or deficient in certain points and treating disease by needling these points in order to restore this balance. Electrical differences can actually be measured with a voltmeter applied to these points.

Dr Kramer's dog Ananda regularly gets acupuncture for a torn cruciate
Acupuncture needles

Acupuncture has been used for thousands of years in China as well as many other countries to effectively treat and prevent disease. Moxibustion, the burning of the herb mugwort, electrical stimulation and medical grade laser therapy can also be utilized on acupuncture points to increase efficacy in certain situations.