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Canine Acupuncture
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Feline Acupuncture
Tui-na

Acupuncture

This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for over 3,000 years to treat many aliments and to restore balance to the body.

Herbal Medicine

Herbal prescriptions address the symptoms of the illness as well as the patient's constitutional imbalance, otherwise referred to as the Chinese Pattern Diagnosis.

Tui-na

Tui-na is the Chinese art of massage that includes components of physical therapy and chiropractic. The treatments help to both restore and maintain health, soundness and performance.


About Dr. Amy Van Dyke

  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
  • Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
  • Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medical Food Therapist

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Emerald Coast Acupuncture and Holistic Healing

Dr. Amy Van Dyke has received extensive training in all 4 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine: acupuncture, herbal formulations, tui-na, and food therapy.  She received her education from the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and from several of the alumni including Dr. Margaret Fowler.

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Acupuncture in Dogs and Cats
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Food Therapy including Home Made Diets
  • Tui-na Bodywork, Massage and Acupressure
  • Vaccine Titers
  • Hospice Care
  • In Home End of Life Services

We offer personalized service with extended appointment times and one on one consultations with Dr. Van Dyke. In addition to a thorough Chinese examination, Dr. Van Dyke can review your pet's bloodwork, radiographs, medications, diet, and supplements. She will address all of your questions and concerns. Our ultimate goal is for your animal to live a longer, happier, and better quality of life.

 


What our clients say

Our whole summer changed the last weekend in June.  We came home to our 3-year-old dog, Pearl, acting very strange. I took her to the vet on Monday morning.  We were told she had a herniated disc and she might have a slim chance if we took her to a University Veterinary hospital, fast.  She had spinal surgery and came home paralyzed, with only a 20% chance of ever using her hind legs.  While she was in the hospital, I searched the Internet for a Holistic vet and found Dr. Amy.  She started seeing Dr. Amy 2 days after coming home from University of Florida Small Animal Hospital.  Her 1st appointment was July 6th, with one a week since then.  She missed one Tuesday.  We needed a week at the beach for all our mental health.  Next time she saw Dr. Amy, she walked in on her own!  Her walk is not perfect, but she is improving daily.  I do not think she would be where she is today without her treatments from Dr. Amy and her staff.  We are beyond thrilled.  I followed all her advice….Chinese herbs, diet, massage, and exercises.  I know she had excellent care in Gainesville, but they really did not think she would walk again.  She was totally down by the time she got her surgery, it all happened so fast.  We cannot thank Dr. Amy enough.  I am a believer and will spread the word.  We were given little to no hope and Dr. Amy was honest with us as well.  Never give up hope.  Thank you, Dr. Amy and staff!  We have our Pearl back.  I am so happy for her, 3 years old is way too young to be on the sidelines, watching all the other dogs play.  She is so happy!

 

Tim and Jayne Matthews

Pearl

CeCe is a Fox Terrier who was rescued on a roadside in 2015. She’s estimated now to be about 8-9 years old. I adopted her from her rescuers on Thanksgiving Day 2016. I knew she had issues when I agreed to take her. She’s deaf and has/had separation anxiety. She would hyperventilate and bark continuously when I would go to work or leave the house. There wasn’t a holistic Vet in my area so I had to resort to using Xanax which being an RN I knew this was not what I wanted her to have to take every time I left the house. Upon arriving in PC area I located Dr. Amy and off CeCe and I went to see her. After a thorough physical Dr. Amy prescribed a calming Chinese herbal supplement which I was thrilled to see it make a huge difference in CeCe’s ability to deal with my leaving her. She now goes and gets in her bed and naps when I leave. I am so grateful for Dr. Amy’s help and I’m “thankful” for my Thanksgiving gift.

Cindy Leavel, RN, TTouch Practitioner, ASMI Instructor

CeCe

Lacy (Irish Wolfhound) has had spinal arthritis for some time now.  She is 13 years old.  She has had hind leg weakness for some time as well.  She would often fall because her rear legs were so weak.  Although her traditional vet has helped control her pain, I felt it necessary to try absolutely everything.  So, I decided to try holistic medicine.  Dr. Amy Van Dyke and her staff are awesome.  Dr. Amy is a very kind, knowledgeable and caring doctor.  She was amazing with Lacy.  She has truly helped Lacy get more strength in her rear legs, and she is not falling too much anymore.  I almost lost hope in that there was nothing else that could help her.  Not true!  Dr. Amy is a true blessing.  I cannot give enough thanks for all Dr. Amy’s help.  And if Lacy could talk, she would be giving thanks too.

Sharon Lee

Lacy

It was truly amazing how much function she regained overnight and with continued acupuncture sessions!  After just under two weeks, we are having to keep her from running as she is now able to move and use both of her legs!  She still has a lot of recovery in front of her but seeing her walk again is incredible!!

Michele Ortiz

Jolie

Wolfgang suffered from a sudden hind limb paraparesis resulting from intervertebral disc disease.  Emergency surgery was his best hope to ever walk again.   After the surgery, the surgeon recommended acupuncture.  He had seen tremendous results with acupuncture.  Acupuncture doesn’t sound believable to me.  However, Dr. Amy and Sarah from Animal Health Center had been Wolfgang’s veterinarian and technician for years.  They were performing acupuncture now, and we had already invested so much in Wolfgang’s care that we figured we would give it a shot.   When he had acupuncture, it had been 9 days since his surgery.  Maybe it was a coincidence and he was already healed to that level by the surgery, but that night he stood up on his own for the first time since his back first went out!  He stretched out comfortably that night to sleep for the first time since his surgery.  He improved rapidly to the point that 2 days later, he was walking unassisted (like a drunkard, but walking!) and comfortably stretching out and rolling over to scratch his back on the carpet.  He still had a ways to go to recover, but the one session seemed to jump-start his recovery.  In the end, I’m glad we tried acupuncture whether the improvement was due solely to the surgery or whether it was sped along by the acupuncture.   We needed to know that we tried everything available for him.  He still walks a little wobbly, but I am glad he is back to his walking, running, and spirited self again!

Marlys and Kevin Cocozzoli

Wolfgang