Chinese Acupuncture for Pets

acupunctureAcupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine take an energetic approach to healing. Originating in China over 3,000 years ago, traditional acupuncture is the oldest continually practiced medical system in the world.

Chinese Medicine and the fundamental principles of acupuncture are to treat the patient as an integrated whole and to identify and remedy the root of cause of disease.

While no one therapy is complete in itself, Acupuncture has an ability to treat on a complementary level by stimulating the self-healing powers within the body to restore health and balance.

The basic art of Acupuncture is simple. It is the application of needles into specific points on the skin surface to cause a desired healing effect by balancing the energy or “Qi” (pronounced “chee”) in the body.

Acupuncture has been shown to support the immune system, stimulate nerves, increase white blood cell counts, cause the release of hormones, relax muscles, regulate the intestinal tract, reduce inflammation, reduce pain, improve blood circulation, and accelerate healing. Veterinary acupuncture takes into account the unique needs of animals during the treatment process.

Most animals tolerate the treatments very well. As a general rule, animals relax and sit or lie quietly for the treatments. Some even fall asleep.

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