At your first appointment
The acupuncture will be
Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points in the skin to help alleviate a wide variety of medical conditions. These points are in areas where there are a high density of nerve endings, blood vessels, mast cells, and lymphatic vessels. Pain relief is often the primary goal. This is accomplished through the release of beta-endorphin, which is a powerful pain reducer produced by the pituitary gland. Other common uses of acupuncture are through stimulation of the nervous system to aid in the healing of a variety of neurological diseases.
Depending on their condition,
some animals may receive
This is a small non-painful
electrical stimulus that goes
through the inserted needles.
Acute conditions may only
need a few treatments, other
chronic conditions respond
best to weekly treatments.
Veterinary medicine began in ancient China around 900 B.C. It is widely used among the western world, either alone or in conjunction with western medicine.
Used for functional problems such as those involving noninfectious inflammation, paralysis, or pain. For small animals, for treating arthritis, hip dysplasia, lick granuloma, feline asthma, diarrhea, and certain reproductive problems. For larger animals, used for treating downer cow syndrome, facial nerve paralysis, allergic dermatitis, respiratory problems, nonsurgical colic, and certain reproductive disorders.
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schedule an acupuncture appointment today.
The needles used for acupuncture are very small, much smaller than those used to draw blood or give vaccines. The insertion of them is virtually painless. During an acupuncture session, many animals will become very relaxed possibly even sleepy.
Acupuncture is one of the safest forms of medical treatment available to your pet when performed by a licensed veterinarian. After an acupuncture treatment, it is not uncommon for your pet to be more tired than usual for around 24 hours. This is a sign that physiological effects are occurring, which is usually followed by an improvement in the condition of your animal.