Acupuncture helps the body heal itself. This ancient Chinese practice utilizes hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly.
Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory distress
This 3000-year-old treatment ranks among the most prevalent alternative veterinary practices around the world. Using precisely placed needles, acupuncture taps into natural energy pathways called meridians, from which chi (life energy) flows. When properly realigned, chi helps bring important bodily processes back into balance.
Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available. It requires no pharmaceutical assistance, removing the possibility of overdose and adverse reaction. However, it can be safely used in conjunction with traditional veterinary practice to enhance treatment effects or facilitate faster recovery.
To schedule a veterinary acupuncture consultation or appointment with one of our licensed acupuncture specialists, please contact Wadsworth Animal Hospital.