Our acupuncture specialist provides acupuncture treatment for dogs and cats in the Avon area in order to provide pain relief and supplement other rehabilitative therapies.
Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body.
This ancient form of medicine is grounded in the philosophy that illnesses are rooted in imbalances in the body's vital energies. Translated to modern terms, acupuncture encourages blood flow and boosts oxygenation in your pet's tissues.
At Animal General, we believe that we can obtain our best results by using acupuncture alongside other medical therapies in order to restore your pet's vitality.
The Acupuncture Technique
Acupuncture is a medicinal technique which involves inserting needles into your pet's body at key areas called meridians. This is where blood vessels converge with the nerves. The needles help to guide energy along these meridians, encouraging blood flow and stimulating the nervous systems in order to improve the body's healing.
Common Acupuncture Uses
Dr. Dolan, our acupuncture specialist, often recommends the use of acupuncture or other types of rehabilitative therapies for a number of issues, including:
- Respiratory Issues
Acupuncture's anti-inflammatory and immune-calming effects can help to improve asthma, allergies and other conditions.
- Pain Management
Chemotherapy and other kinds of medical treatments can cause discomfort for your pet. Acupuncture is one method to help relieve some of this discomfort and help your dog or cat fight their illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Acupuncture can often be used for injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to acupuncture.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Acupuncture treatment can help encourage increased circulation, which can help hot spots, granulomas and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture can stimulate digestive secretions, which can help to encourage healthy digestive activity in your pet. Conditions like nausea and diarrhea may benefit from the increase in blood flow caused by acupuncture.
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- Improves metabolic waste removal from the body
- Lowers the amount of waste products produced
- Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
- Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues
- Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
New Patients Are Always Welcome
We are always happy to see patients at our animal hospital! Get in touch today to get started.