Acupuncture can benefit all life stages (juvenile, adult, and senior) of your pets and a variety of conditions. Since most health problems are diagnosed once illness has become evident, it is vital to strive to prevent disease from occurring.
What Can Veterinary Acupuncture do for my pet?
The goal of acupuncture is to promote the body to heal itself and veterinary acupuncture encourages healing by correcting energy imbalances in the body. Acupuncture enhances blood circulation, nervous system stimulation, and the release of anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones.
What Conditions Can be Managed with Veterinary Acupuncture?
Veterinary acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions, particularly those that involve inflammation and pain, such as:
Arthritis can occur at any life stage and creates a variety of physiologic changes that create pain.
Degenerative Joint Disease (DJD)
DJD is the progression of arthritis where joint surfaces become irregular, leading to decreased motion and increased pain.
Surgery, car accidents, animal fights, and falling are forms of trauma that cause inflammation and pain.
Cancer can promote tissue swelling or enlargement of organ systems leading to pain, nausea, decreased appetite, and lethargy.
Kidney and liver failure, pancreatitis, feline hyperthyroidism, Cushing’s disease, Addison’s disease, hypothyroidism, and diabetes mellitus cause nausea, appetite and energy changes.
How Frequently Does My Pet Need Veterinary Acupuncture Treatment?
Pets generally start with more frequent treatments that are eventually tapered off to a less frequent interval for maintenance. Most patients benefit from one to three sessions per week during the initial few weeks. The goal is to achieve the greatest duration of time where a pet’s condition appears improved or has resolved.