505 S. Jefferson St. Winchester, TN 37398 (931) 962-3411 midtownvetreception@gmail.com


Midtown Veterinary Services and Hospital offers acupuncture to patients in need. Acupuncture is a widely accepted holistic treatment option that is used to stimulate healing or provide pain relief for animals of all species. It is a virtually painless procedure that involves the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to activate the animal’s immune system and cause the release of serotonin and endorphins, the body’s natural pain killers. Acupuncture is used in veterinary medicine either alone or in conjunction with western medicine.

Acupuncture works well for musculoskeletal problems such as arthritis, back pain or weakness, ligament, joint, nerve and muscle injuries. It can also be helpful for chronic gastro-intestinal problems, respiratory conditions, endocrine disorders, neurological disorders, and some behavioral problems.

Acupuncture is nearly painless for small animals; most pets tolerate it and even enjoy it. Once the needles are gently inserted into the skin and are in place, most animals become very relaxed and even sleepy. The length and number of treatments will depend upon the condition of the patient. Some animals will need 4-6 visits before the owner can recognize any change in the pet, however, it is not uncommon for results to be noticed as soon as the first visit.

Dr. Helton is a graduate of the Chi Institute for Animal Acupuncture. She will evaluate your pet’s condition to determine if acupuncture will be an effective treatment, and if so, will apply it along with western medications and techniques as necessary.

Midtown Veterinary Services and Hospital offers this integrative health plan to pets in Winchester, Estill Springs, Sewanee, Tullahoma, Decherd, and beyond.

After-Hours Emergencies

For after-hours emergencies, call 931-962-3411 and leave a voicemail. We will triage and advise owners if the pet needs a 24 hour emergency clinic or if the pet can be seen the following morning.