Acupuncture was used on animals as long as 3,500 years ago, when legend has it, an elephant was treated for a stomach disorder similar to bloating. Since then, Acupuncture and other forms of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) have been used to treat a variety of problems, including pain, arthritis, spinal and disc injuries, hip dysplasia, epilepsy, lameness, gastroenteritis, allergies, cystitis, chronic respiratory disease…….
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into body tissue where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together. These collections of nervous and vascular tissue are named acupuncture points which are connected via meridians (energy channels). Basically, Acupuncture is used to balance the meridians that crisscross the body, the Yin and Yang.
Besides needle insertion, we use laser energy (newest German technology). Laser is great for providing needle-less acupuncture treatments, especially for cats who often don’t tolerate needle insertion.
Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
Unlike prescription pain medication, Acupuncture lacks potential side effects for your pet’s internal organs.
Acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
In summary, Veterinary Acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. It enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation and the release of ant-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.
For more information on our Veterinary Acupuncture services please contact us.