How Can Acupuncture Help My Pet?
Acupuncture stimulates certain points on the body to produce desired effects. It can be used to complement traditional therapies or in cases where conventional medicine has failed to produce acceptable results.
Some examples of conditions treated include: arthritis, post-operative pain, seizures, vestibular disease (head tilt), disc disease, constipation, incontinence, cancer patients, skin disorders,immune disorders, behavior problems, feather-plucking, bumble foot, and much more.
Dry Needle Acupuncture
This is the most common and well known method of acupuncture. Dry needle acupuncture is also chosen first in most cases. The picture shows an example of a dog getting dry needle acupuncture. In this method of acupuncture needles are left in usually for 5 - 15 minutes.
Aquapuncture is a fairly quick form of acupuncture usually taking no more than 5 - 10 minutes. This is quite helpful to those pets who have a hard time standing still!
Electroacupuncture is a special form of dry needle acupuncture where a special e-stim (electrostimulating) machine is attached to needles to send a small electical impulse from one acupuncture point to another. This may sound at little scary at first but is very relaxing. Electroacupuncture is used frequently in musculoskeletal conditions to help relax the muscles and nerves, and rebalance the body's energy and life force - called Qi in Chinese Medicine.
Does it really work?, Does it Hurt? Followed by my Pet would never stay still for that!
Each animal is different but Yes it works and we can give you references who will stand by it as life changing for their pet. No it does not hurt the Pet in most cases the pet is in pain and the needle will actually relieve their pain. Finally you would be surprised to see that most pets enjoy their sessions and will sit still through most of their sessions.