Pet Acupuncture and Acupressure
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the stimulation of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve a healing effect. A non-drug, non-surgical alternative therapy like acupuncture calls on the natural healing ability of the body to repair itself and return to a state of balance (good health). Because of the wide range of physiological effects of acupuncture it can be used for a wide range of ailments and also musculoskeletal problems.
This is an entirely different approach than that of traditional medicine, which typically involves treating the problem with powerful drugs and scalpels
Benefits of acupuncture
Acupuncture increases circulation, causes a release of many neurotransmitters and neurohormones (some of which are endorphins, the “natural pain killing” hormones), relieves muscle spasms, stimulates nerves and stimulates the body’s defense system, among many other beneficial effects.
When can acupuncture help?
A partial list of conditions proven to respond to veterinary acupuncture includes: