Acupuncture is one of the oldest forms of traditional Chinese medicine. Acupuncture is defined as the insertion of needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. Treating animals with this form of medicine traces back to 300 BC where it was mainly used to treat agriculture animals, such as horses and cows.
How does acupuncture work?
Acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself. It does this by stimulating nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasms and cause the release of one’s internal pain mediators.
How can my pet benefit from acupuncture?
Acupuncture can reduce pain in targeted areas. Acupuncture has been shown useful in the management of osteoarthritis and musculoskeletal pain. Acupuncture can be effectively combined with most conventional and alternative therapies. Certified Veterinary Acupuncturists have the comprehensive training, knowledge and skill to understand the interactions between different forms of treatment and how they may apply to your pet.
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My friend has a dog who is getting some pain in his joints. Sometimes he doesn’t want to get up in the morning because of severe stiffness. We never thought about acupuncture until my sister mentioned it in passing. I love how you describe how acupuncture works. I did not realize it works by stimulating nerves and an increase in blood flow. It also makes sense when you say that it helps by stimulating pain controllers. I will definitely suggest to my friend that acupuncture is a real solution.