A geriatric dog receiving acupuncture

ACUPUNCTURE

An Ancient Technique

What is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific set of points on a body with the intent to heal and maintain the body’s natural mechanisms of wellbeing. This method of healing was developed in China thousands of years ago.

Modern research supports acupuncture as a valid healing method when used in the hands of an expert such as a certified veterinary acupuncturist.  Upon stimulating acupuncture points, endorphins and other pain relieving chemicals have been demonstrated to be released into the body.

When is Acupuncture Helpful?

Acupuncture is most often used for bone, muscle and neurologic issues.

Bone and Muscle Issues

Muscle soreness/strains, osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, problems walking and getting up

Neurologic Disorders

Paralysis, back pain, spinal problems, neurologic pain disorders such as sciatica, decreased limb sensation, and feline hyperesthesia disorder.

Delayed Wound Healing

Acral lick granuloma and slowed skin healing following surgery or injury

Improved Sense of Wellbeing

In addition to natural opiates being released into the body from acupuncture, endorphins released during therapy help to improve our patient's sense of wellbeing.