Veterinary Acupuncture

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acupuncture for dogsDeveloped in China as a healing art, acupuncture use has been documented for thousands of years. Veterinary acupuncture outside Asia has only been widely practiced in this century.

Metal needles are inserted at specific points located superficially in the body. These points activate a healing process to tissue found locally or to specific tissue farther from the point. Healing occurs when chemicals manufactured by the body are directed to these deficient tissues causing a balance or healing effect. The needles are very small and cause very little discomfort once inserted. They stay in place for about 15 minutes. Electro-stimulation may be applied when needed.

Often the animal relaxes during treatment but they may be allowed to go about their supervised business.
Typically 3 – 4 weekly treatments are needed to achieve an appropriate response.