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Relieving Discomfort with Pet Laser Therapy & Acupuncture

Living Their Best Life Pet Laser Therapy & Acupuncture

Your pet’s pain not only takes a toll on them; it takes a toll on you, too. When in pain, they are not their best selves, which makes it hard to enjoy your time with them. Ali’i Animal Hospital aims to heal the pain so your pet can return to their happy life. Our multimodal pain management approach includes pet acupuncture, as well as pet laser therapy, a brand-new innovation in veterinary medicine. Both are safe, non-invasive treatments that complement conventional veterinary medicine.

Comfort and Peace in Our Pet Spa

Both of these procedures happen in the pet resort side of our building. It provides a calmer, more peaceful atmosphere compared to the hospital, so your pet can more easily relax and enjoy their experience. We enrich their environment with positive pheromones, calming music, plush bedding, and more.


  • Consultation with our certified veterinary acupuncturist to establish a treatment plan + first acupuncture treatment: $110
  • Acupuncture (4 sessions): $240
  • Acupuncture (6 sessions): $360
  • Laser (4 sessions): $209
  • Laser (6 sessions): $314
  • Acupuncture + Laser (6 sessions): $550

What is Pet Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body via the insertion and manipulation of very fine, sterile, taper point needles. Medical acupuncture builds upon the 3,000-year-old Chinese practice, based on the study of qi or “vital energy," and its flow through the body. Acupoints often correspond with blood vessels and nerve clusters, where physiological communications can be interrupted due to pain, injury, or illness.

The fine needles stimulate therapeutic effects in the body that enhance circulation, relieve muscle tension, and release neurotransmitters and other chemicals which help relieve pain and decrease inflammation.


Conditions Treated by Our cVMA

Veterinary acupuncture has very little risk of side effects when performed by a certified veterinary medical acupuncturist. On our team, our cVMA has extensive experience with cat and dog acupuncture for a variety of conditions. Acupuncture can help treat arthritis, nerve injury, urinary problems, allergies, chronic diarrhea, as well as improve general well-being and support a healthy immune system. We tailor each treatment to your animal’s unique situation based on a thorough medical history review, careful physical examination, and assessment of the body’s neurological and musculoskeletal systems.

Clinical applications include:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Wounds and fractures
  • Post dental procedures
  • Skin conditions such as lick granulomas
  • Post-surgical pain
  • Sprains and strains
  • Infections and inflammation
Pet Acupuncture and Laser Therapy in Kaka'ako: Cat Stretching on Blanket

How Does Pet Laser Therapy Work?

A therapeutic laser uses concentrated light energy which penetrates deep into your pet’s damaged tissue. When light energy reaches the target tissue, it stimulates cellular activity which decreases inflammation and pain and accelerates healing. This veterinarian-prescribed, technician-driven modality effectively treats a wide variety of conditions including pre-surgical, post-surgical, acute, and chronic disease states. It can also be used in conjunction with medical acupuncture.

Using Laser Therapy

We tailor your pet's laser treatment to their condition so they get exactly what the need. Our trained technicians use our handheld laser therapy device to treat many different conditions, including:

  • Arthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Joint injuries
  • Post-surgical incisions
  • Wounds and lacerations
  • Skin conditions such as lick granulomas and hot spots
  • Hip dysplasia
  • And more

Think Your Pet Would Benefit from Integrative Medicine?

Give us a call at (808) 234-3441 to talk about your pet's pain management options. We’ll recommend acupuncture, laser therapy, or a combination of both for your pet’s treatment plan.

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