Pet Acupuncture:
Alternative Treatment and Healing


Heart of Texas Veterinary Specialty Center offers veterinary acupuncture treatment options for our pet clients. Acupuncture and herbal medicine are well suited to help with the treatment of chronic conditions, while traditional or western medicine is focused on providing emergency care.

Acupuncture, which originated in China, has been used as a therapeutic treatment option for thousands of years. Acupuncture can reduce pain and hasten recovery after surgery.

It can also be used to help improve or cure problems your pet might have, including those related to the following systems:

  • Musculoskeletal
  • Reproductive
  • Neurological
  • Respiratory
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal

Veterinary Acupuncture Procedure

According to traditional Chinese medicine, the body is composed of several pathways called “meridians,” along which energy flows. When disease is present, energy is interrupted, or unbalanced.

In fact, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners would say that interrupted or unbalanced energy is the definition of disease. Stimulating acupuncture points along the meridians can restore energy flow, resulting in improved or cured health problems.

Our veterinary acupuncturists have advanced training, and are experienced in using the proper technique to stimulate key acupressure points for optimum results. The needles used in acupuncture are extremely thin. They cause minimal or no pain and are generally well tolerated by pets. Most pets become more relaxed during their acupuncture treatments, and some may fall asleep.


Please contact us to determine if your pet’s health may be responsive to this treatment modality. One of our qualified veterinarians will conduct an exam, and discuss your pet acupuncture options. For additional information on veterinary acupuncture, please visit the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society website.