The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself by correcting energy imbalance in the body. From a Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine perspective, acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.
Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific points on the body tissue where nerve bundles and blood vessels come together. These collections of nervous and vascular tissue are termed acupuncture points, which course over all aspects of the body’s surface on meridians (energy channels). Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated.
The meridians permit a cycle of energy to occur throughout the entire body over the course of the day’s 24 hours. This technique is practiced all around the world as preventative medicine and in conjunction with western medicine to treat a wide variety of conditions in all animals.
What Can Veterinary Acupuncture Do for My Dog or Cat?
- Veterinary acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
- Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain-relieving effect.
- Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
- Veterinary acupuncture lacks potential adverse side effects for your pet’s internal organs that we can see with POM medications.
- Your pet’s medications or supplements will not adversely interact with veterinary acupuncture treatment; therefore, it can safely be used to treat a variety of illnesses.