Acupuncture can assist with various diseases, but those involving persistent pain or inflammation, such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease, react best.
Acupuncture for animals was first used in the 1970s; however, the traditional Chinese practice extends back 3,000 years. Our veterinarians use this type of alternative or supplementary medicine to relieve pain and sickness symptoms. It is regarded as a safe and effective treatment that delivers long-term relief.
The procedure entails inserting small, flexible needles into precise points on the body where blood vessels and nerves meet. This causes the body to produce endorphins, which are natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory compounds. The body repairs itself in this way. It assists the body in increasing blood flow and oxygen to the region while eliminating toxins and metabolic waste.
It can effectively manage a wide range of conditions in pets, including musculoskeletal disorders, respiratory problems, and behavioral disorders. One of the critical benefits of pet acupuncture is its ability to relieve pain without relying solely on medication. At Cook Veterinary Hospital, we provide this drug-free and minimally invasive treatment option that can be used alone or in conjunction with other therapies.
During an acupuncture session, pets often experience a deep state of relaxation. Many animals find the process soothing and may even fall asleep during the treatment.
Pet acupuncture offers a holistic approach to healing and promoting well-being in our beloved companions. By tapping into the body’s energy pathways, this ancient practice can provide natural pain relief and support overall health and harmony for our furry friends.