What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is one of the oldest systems of medicine still in use today. It involves the insertion of needles into specific points in the body to achieve therapy and balance. It utilizes the body’s own ability to repair itself.
Acupuncture can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) for a variety of conditions. It can be used to treat musculoskeletal disorders, nervous system disorders, respiratory problems, gastrointestinal problems, and much more. One of the most common conditions we treat with acupuncture is arthritis.
What Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for My Dog or Cat?
- It stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
- Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body create both a local and generalized pain-relieving effect.
- It improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
- Veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs and will not adversely interact with other medications or supplements; therefore it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.