What is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is the stimulation of a specific point on the body. The stimulation of this acupoint causes a therapeutic effect. Acupoints are located in areas with high number of free nerve endings. These points are mostly motor points.
What are acupuncture methods?
There are a variety of ways to stimulate acupoints. Techniques include dry needling, moxibustion, aqu-puncture, and electro-stimulation.
How safe is acupuncture therapy for my dog or cat?
It is a very safe medical procedure with very few side effects if performed by qualified veterinarians.
Does acupuncture hurt?
If performed correctly acupuncture will induce distension, heaviness sensation, and contraction of local muscle. More than 95% of patients are comfortable with acupuncture. Many will even fall asleep during treatments.
What benefits does acupuncture have?
Acupuncture has many beneficial effects including pain relief, regulation of gastrointestinal motility, anti-inflammatory effect, immuno-regulation, hormone and reproductive regulation, and microcirculation effect.