Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support
Acupuncture may be defined as the stimulation of a specific point on the body with a specific method resulting in a healing response.
Veterinary acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into an animal's body at precise points called meridians, where the blood vessels converge with the nerves.
The needles help guide vital energy along these meridians, supporting the nervous system and promoting circulation while enhancing the body's healing abilities.
Herbal Medicine for Danbury Pets
Herbal medicine can also act as a support for acupuncture, or on occasion, in lieu of it. Herbs are frequently used in situations that have not responded to traditional veterinary practices. Massage and medical manipulation techniques can be taught to the owner to continue at home. This helps ease muscle tension, offering comfort and an energy boost to the patient.
Common Acupuncture Uses
Veterinary acupuncture can be an effective treatment for pets with musculoskeletal problems such as muscle soreness, back pain, disc problems, osteoarthritis, and degenerative joint disease.
It is also helpful in treatment of neurological disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, and other chronic conditions such as kidney disease, geriatric weakness, asthma, performance enhancement and disease prevention:
Medical treatments such as chemotherapy can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. These treatments may be combined with acupuncture in an effort to relieve some discomfort, helping your cat or dog to fight their illness.
Dermatology & Skin Issues
If your pet is suffering from uncomfortable skin issues, acupuncture treatment can help encourage increased circulation, which can help to soothe hot spots, granulomas and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.
For pets with GI issues, acupuncture may be used to stimulate digestive secretions, which helps to promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow.
Acupuncture can often be used to aid in injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to veterinary acupuncture treatments.
The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can help to improve asthma, allergies and other conditions in dogs and cats.
This ancient form of medicine is believed to improve blood flow, boosting oxygenation in tissues which can help to speed healing, reduce inflammation, relieve pain and relax tense muscles.
We feel that best results are obtained by using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy or herbal therapies to help restore your pet's health and vitality. Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- Pets in poor health benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
- Lowers the amount of waste products produced
- Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
- Improves metabolic waste removal from the body
- Promotes an increased blood flow to boost oxygen in tissues