Protect your pet from chronic pain!
The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself. Veterinary medical acupuncture is a therapeutic treatment method that involves the insertion of sterile needles into your pet. Modern medical practitioners developed medical acupuncture as an adaptation to Chinese acupuncture as a way to integrate new methods of helping your pet heal.
The needles are inserted into body tissue where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together, or, acupuncture points. Clinical research has been conducted showing positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and the use of acupuncture is increasing.
Not to worry, your pet will not feel much pain. For small animals, the insertion of acupuncture needles is virtually painless. Larger needles may be needed for large animals and may cause some pain as the needle passes through the skin. In all animals, once the needles are in place, there should be no pain.
Outside of ailments like arthritis, other uses for acupuncture include:
- Stimulating the immune system
- Helping with constipation
- Decreasing inflammation
- Stimulating blood flow and promoting healing after surgery
- Pain management