Veterinary acupuncture is a therapy of inserting very fine needles into specific points of he body to stimulate healing. Acupuncture has been practiced in Chinese medicine for thousands of years and in recent years, it has been used as an assistance therapy to western medicines in veterinary science. Clinical studies has shown significant positive results with acupuncture treatment for many kinds of muscle-skeletal disease, such as arthritis, muscle weakness, post trauma/surgery recovery, long term pain management. It also works for some neurological disease like intervertebral disk disease, paralysis etc.
Acupuncture promotes healing by stimulating nerve, increasing blood circulation, releasing certain hormone which is beneficial for recovery. When animals come in for acupuncture, they will need to stay with us for a few hours, giving them enough time to relax before and after treatment. Generally it is not painful for them while we insert the needles. It is a relatively safe treatment method with minimal side effect. Sometimes your pets will need to come in for a number of therapy in order to see obvious results. Our experienced veterinarians will advise you on whether acupuncture is beneficial for your pet, and the treatment plans.