What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese form of treatment that is proven effective by modern medicine. Extremely thin needles are gently placed in specific points on the body, with each point having a different effect on the patient’s health.
The Chinese originally believed that acupuncture restored health by bringing balance to the flow of energy in the body’s pathways. However, today we know that stimulating these points is so effective because each point is located in an area associated with key anatomical structures, especially nerves, muscles, and connective tissue.
How Can Acupuncture Help my Pet?
Today, acupuncture is growing in popularity in the veterinary world as a supplement to traditional medicine. For some pets, it can be as effective as prescription medication but without any of the side effects! This holistic therapy works by stimulating the blood flow and promoting the healing of damaged tissue. It also triggers the release of endorphins, the body’s natural painkiller, and blocks the action of nerve fibers that cause chronic pain.
Acupuncture can be used in combination with conventional techniques to treat a variety of ailments and conditions, including:
- Pain, both chronic & postoperative
- Seizure disorders
- Anxiety or behavioral issues
- & much more!
Acupuncture is a great way to increase your pet’s overall health and quality of life without worrying about the side effects that accompany prescription medicines. If you think your pet could benefit from acupuncture, we recommend talking to your veterinarian about the best course of treatment.