Acupuncture

Acupuncture for dogs and cats:

Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to cause a desired healing effect. This technique has been used in veterinary practice in China for over 3000 years to treat many ailments. Acupuncture is used worldwide, either by itself or in conjunction with Western medicine, to treat a wide variety of maladies.

Acupuncture assists the body to heal itself by affecting certain physiological changes. Acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasm, and causes the release of hormones. The hormones that are released are endorphins and cortisol which help decrease inflammation and pain.

 

 

  • Arthritis

  • Hip dysplasia

  • Elbow dysplasia

  • Postorthopedic or neurologic surgery

  • Intervertebral disk disease

  • Acute muscle strain

  • Alternative to neurologic or orthopedic surgery in certain patients

 

Acupuncture can also:

  • Boost the immune system

  • Keep a healthy body in balance

  • Reverse adverse effects of anesthesia and other pharmaceuticals

  • Improve behavioral problems (e.g. anxiety, inappropriate urination in cats)

Acupuncture is virtually painless

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and treatments are virtually painless. Needles are sterile and used only once. Once the needles are placed, the animals are held quietly for about 15 minutes. They often calm down from the endorphin release, and sometimes fall asleep!

Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs, careful attention to diet, and exercise to balance the body and maintain health.
Traditional Chinese Medicine incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbs, careful attention to diet, and exercise to balance the body and maintain health.
Why acupuncture works
Conditions improved by acupuncture

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