Did you know that acupuncture can be used to help treat certain conditions in animals? Acupuncture has been know to promote faster healing, decrease pain, and decrease the amount of medications your pet is taking.
What is acupuncture? Acupuncture is a therapy that use thin sterile, stainless steel needles to stimulate certain points on the body to help treat a variety of conditions.
How does acupuncture work? Acupuncture stimulate the nervous system which releases chemicals like endorphins. It also stimulates the brain to balance the body's regulatory mechanisms.
Is acupuncture safe for my pet? Yes, acupuncture is very safe when performed by a properly trained veterinary acupuncturist. Most common side effects are drowsiness and mild lethargy for 24 to 48 hours after treatment.
Will acupuncture hurt my pet?
No, some patients experience mild discomfort as needles are placed, but most pay little attention and many fall asleep by the end of the appointment.
How can acupuncture help my pet?
Acupuncture can be beneficial to many patients, especially when they are in pain. Acupuncture helps with pain, healing, and can decrease pain medications usage.
Common conditions treated with acupuncture
Musculoskeletal/Neurological disorders Gastrointestinal disorders Other conditions
Arthritis Back disease Poor appetite Anxiety
Joint pain Limb paralysis Diarrhea Allergies
Hip dysplasia Amputees Abdominal pain
Lameness Seizures Constipation
Muscle injury Urinary/fecal incontinence Vomiting/nausea
Irritable bowel disease