Acupuncture is a scientifically-proven technique of rebalancing the body’s energy using needle stimulation along energy pathways. Physiologic changes produced by acupuncture include improved circulation, release of neurochemicals including serotonin and endorphins, relief of muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory effects and immune system balancing. The American Veterinary Medical Association considers acupuncture a valid modality within the practice of veterinary medicine and surgery.
Acupuncture is well-tolerated by most pets. In fact, many animals become very relaxed during and after their acupuncture treatment. For most conditions, we recommend an initial treatment schedule of once weekly for 4-6 weeks. The frequency of treatments can then be reduced significantly for condition maintenance. Conditions that may benefit from acupuncture include musculoskeletal pain/arthritis pain, neurologic conditions such as intervertebral disc disease and nerve paralysis, animals receiving chemotherapy, epilepsy, non-healing wounds, chronic renal failure, chronic vomiting, diarrhea or constipation, and allergies.
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