In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture was used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body.
There are also less superstitious benefits to acupuncture, however! Acupuncture improves blood flow to affected areas and boosting oxygenation in tissues, which can help with pain relief and with encouraging natural healing.
At Animal Health Clinic, we can obtain the best results by using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy when helping restore health and vitality in your pet.
With dogs and cats, acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into their body at precise points called meridians, where the blood vessels converge with the nerves. The needles improve blood flow to these meridians, supporting the nervous system and promoting circulation while enhancing the body's healing abilities.
Our vets often recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:
Medical treatments such as chemotherapy can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. They will often be combined with acupuncture in an effort to relieve some discomfort, helping your cat or dog to fight their illness.
Acupuncture can often be used for injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to acupuncture.
Acupuncture treatment can help encourage increased circulation, which can help hot spots, granulomas and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.
Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which helps to promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow.
The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can improve asthma, allergies and other conditions.
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
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