Acupuncture was first practiced in Traditional Chinese Medicine and has since been adopted in veterinary medicine for its effectiveness in various health conditions. This treatment is highly recommended because it can replace invasive treatments or medications in certain situations. Acupuncture improves the body’s healing process by balancing vital energies.
How does acupuncture work?
During the first session, the veterinary acupuncturist will assess the patient’s condition to determine a treatment plan. One session can last between 20 to 30 minutes. Tiny needles will be inserted into certain areas that can stimulate the nervous system and encourage blood circulation. The treatment encourages muscle relaxation and causes the body to release anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving substances. Acupuncture is pain-free, so your feline or canine companion won’t require any sedation or anesthesia.
What conditions can be treated with acupuncture?
The following conditions can be treated with acupuncture:
- Pain and inflammation
- Muscle spasms
- Skin allergies
- Feline Hypothyroidism
If your cat or dog has any of these conditions, feel free to contact us to learn more about the treatment we can provide. Call us today at 604-273-3158.