Acupuncture involves the use of placing needles over specific points to produce a healing response. Theories of how this works include the release of natural chemicals within the body or stimulation of neuromechanical mechanisms that promote healing and help control pain.
Conditions that respond well to acupuncture include:
- Intervertebral disk disease (this can improve function of limbs and control pain)
- Fibrocartilaginous emboli of the spinal cord (this can help to recover the use of the limbs more quickly)
- Osteoarthritis (this can help with pain associated with the disease process)
- Cancer (this is not meant to cure the disease but to help with pain control and to stimulate the appetite)
If you are interested in seeing how Acupuncture may help your pet, contact us today.