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What conditions are most often treated with acupuncture?

In veterinary medicine, there is evidence of the success of acupuncture for treating disorders that include traumatic nerve injuries, intervertebral disk disease, degenerative myelopathy, epilepsy, allergic dermatitis, lick granulomas; and chronic pain such as that caused by degenerative joint disease and acute injuries including sprains, strains and ACL injuries.

Acupuncture therapy is frequently combined with herbal and nutritional support for more comprehensive treatment.

How does acupuncture work?

  1. Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own pain relieving and anti-inflammatory substances.
  2. Relaxation of muscles at the site of needle insertion and more distant locations in the body is achieved with veterinary acupuncture treatment, creating both a local and generalized pain relieving effect.
  3. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s natural healing process by improving blood flow, tissue oxygenation, and assisting in the removal of metabolic wastes and toxins.
  4. Unlike prescription and over the counter pain medications, acupuncture lacks potential adverse effects for your pet’s internal organs

-Call today to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Sonya Whiteley to see if acupuncture could be beneficial for your pet.