Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old Chinese practice utilizing hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly. Many disorders can be treated with acupuncture, including:
- Neurologic and soft tissue pain
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Musculoskeletal systemic problems
- Skin conditions
- Respiratory distress
Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available, and along with Chinese herbal medicine, can be very effective. It can also be used in conjunction with most other traditional and alternative treatments.
To determine if your pet’s condition may be responsive to this treatment modality, please make an appointment by calling 808-460-3939.