Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body.
This traditional medicine is based on the belief that illness is caused by an imbalance of vital energies in the body. In modern terms, acupuncture can help by increasing blood flow, which increases tissue oxygenation.
At The Pet Hospitals, we feel that we can obtain the best results by using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy to help restore your pet's health and vitality.
The Acupuncture Technique
Acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into an animal's body at specific points known as meridians, where blood vessels and nerves converge. The needles assist in the movement of vital energy along these meridians, supporting the nervous system and promoting circulation while also enhancing the body's healing abilities.
Common Acupuncture Uses
Our vets often recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for several issues, including:
- Pain Management
Chemotherapy and other medical treatments can be extremely painful for your pet. They are frequently used in conjunction with acupuncture to alleviate pain and assist your cat or dog in fighting their illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Animal acupuncture is frequently used to treat injuries. Acupuncture can also help with conditions like arthritis, nerve injuries, and hip dysplasia.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Dog acupuncture can help increase circulation, which can help with hot spots, granulomas, and allergic dermatitis. It can also help with healing and pain relief, resulting in less itching and over-grooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which promotes healthy digestion. Increased blood flow may help with conditions like diarrhea or nausea.
- Respiratory Issues
Acupuncture's immune-calming and anti-inflammatory properties can help with asthma, allergies, and other conditions.
Pet acupuncture provides several benefits, including:
- Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
- Lowers the number of waste products produced
- Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
- Improves metabolic waste removal from the body
- Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues