Acupuncture - Animal Options Vet Clinic


Acupuncture is a traditional form of treatment developed by Chinese doctors that uses tinny little needles to stimulate specific points in the body. Acupuncture points are connected via meridians or channels, a perfect network of communication that includes organs and tissues.

​Highly used by Chinese doctor and practitioners to treat all sorts of conditions, acupuncture became popular outside China due to its efficacy and therapeutic uses. Nowadays, scientific researches have studied and proved how effective acupuncture is.

​By stimulating or sedating an acupuncture point, which we call acupoint, we are able to reduce pain in specific areas, reduce inflammation, promote healing of wounds, reduce size of cancer, reduce anxiety and stress, stimulate organs that are not working properly (liver, kidney, pancreas, heart, stomach), etc.

​Chinese believe that acupuncture meridians move the energy, Qi, around the body, in order to deliver new and fresh energy to all parts of the body, promoting blood flow rich in nutrients and dispersing waste products from circulation.

​​Similarly, scientific studies have discovered that stimulation of points on the skin surfaces causes release of substances within the body that are responsible for the effects seen after acupuncture treatment. For example, in case of arthritis, needling specific points around the affected joint and even distant points, causes release of anti-inflammatories, reducing pain and inflammation and promoting better quality of life.

​Acupuncture in animals is well known for its efficacy in treating arthritis, disc problems, spinal cord injuries, seizures and hip dysplasia. But most people don’t know is that acupuncture also helps in the treatment of other conditions, such as pancreatitis, digestive problems (IBD, food allergy), skin allergies, chronic kidney failure, urinary incontinence, cancer, hormonal disease (Hypo or Hyperthyroidism, Cushing, Addison’s) etc.

​Finally, acupuncture is great because it does not have side-effects, that is because your pet will use its internal energy and strength to recover.

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