A typical acupuncture treatment takes 45-60 minutes and involves reviewing the patient history, clinical signs, personality and placing needles in points. In some situations, massage is utilized in the beginning of a treatment session and a low electrical current is used through the needles to increase stimulation. Chinese herbs are often prescribed to enhance the effects of treatment. In addition, a low level “cold” laser is incorporated into treatment to aid in wound healing and to stimulate blood flow. The laser can be used as an alternative to needles to stimulate acupuncture points in animals that are sensitive to needles.