Canine acupuncture has been performed on dogs for many years, and is an effective treatment for many different canine conditions including:

  • Post-surgical rehabilitation
  • Ligament and tendon issues
  • Lameness
  • Pain relief, including back pain
  • Chronic conditions, skin conditions, allergies
  • Reproductive problems and more!

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Benefits of Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s own anti-inflammatory and pain relieving substances.
Treatment causes relaxation of the muscles at the sites where the needles are inserted, and more distant locations in the body, which results in pain relief.
There are no adverse side effects for your dog’s internal organs like there is with prescription and over the counter medications.
Acupuncture improves removal of metabolic wastes, oxygenation, and tissue blood flow.

How Canine Acupuncture Works

The goal of canine acupuncture is to encourage your dog’s body to heal itself. From the Traditional Chinese Medicine perspective, acupuncture promotes healing by correcting any imbalances of energy in the body. Acupuncture improves circulation of blood, stimulates the nervous system, and releases both anti-inflammatory and pain relieving hormones in the body.

“Chi” runs through channels called “meridians”. Think of meridians like rivers of energy. These rivers can become blocked, like a dam. Tiny needles are inserted to release the blockage. Inserting needles at specific points will cause a release of chemicals in the spinal cord, muscles, and brain. These chemicals can help to change the perception of pain, ultimately leading to the release of other chemical mediators that affect organ function.

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