Pet Acupuncture as a Complementary Treatment Option

Heart-of-Texas-PetAcupuncture.docx-0.jpgFrom ancient Eastern medicine to modern veterinary care, acupuncture has proven to be advantageous in supporting better health. However, there is some confusion about what pet acupuncture is, how it works, and how it helps heal pets and achieve a better quality of life.

Understanding Pet Acupuncture

Acupuncture is based on the principles of traditional Chinese medicine, which focus on energy pathways that correlate to various organs and systems of the body. It’s believed that illnesses or certain conditions create disruptions in these pathways, resulting in a decline in health.

Through the use of very fine needles applied to the top layer of skin, these channels of energy are stimulated. Much of this derives from what we now understand to be the release of endorphins and stimulation of neurotransmitters (such as serotonin) which make us feel better.

Conditions Benefited by Pet Acupuncture

Most often, acupuncture is used for problems that affect a pet’s ability to live his or her life with optimal wellbeing. These conditions usually encompass chronic pain, inflammation, and immobility. Continue…