Acupuncture for Pets
Acupuncture is not only a solution for humans--it can help your pet, too. Pet acupuncture has been used for centuries, but only recently has it become more mainstream in veterinary medicine. Furthermore, acupuncture has been proven effective in treating a multitude of conditions, from gastrointestinal disorders to arthritis.
If you are seeking a better solution to your pet's health problem, Limerick Veterinary Hospital can help. Acupuncture is a treatment modality that can work for any patient, regardless of species, breed, size and age.
How Pet Acupuncture Heals
Acupuncture is not commonly utilized in most veterinary practices. Therefore, you may have questions about how it functions, and whether it will be effective. It is generally used in conjunction with other treatments, such as prescription medication and laser therapy. This multi-modal approach often yields the best results.
Acupuncture involves placing small, thin needles at specific points on the body. These points are usually where nerves, blood vessels and muscle junctions converge. When needles are placed at these points, they stimulate the nervous system to produce a complex series of reactions. These result in a therapeutic effect in which the body's self-healing properties take over, relieving pain, reducing inflammation and increasing longevity.
What We Can Treat
Conditions we most often treat using acupuncture include:
- Degenerative joint/disc disease
- General mobility issues
- Any type of inflammation
- Muscle spasms
- Gastrointestinal issues
Will It Work for Your Pet?
Before your pet can undergo acupuncture treatment, you will need to schedule a consultation. Then, one of our veterinarians can help you decide if acupuncture is the best option. This minimally-invasive, virtually painless healing technique may seem unconventional, but it has been life-changing for many pets. From alleviating pain to improving mobility, there is very little that acupuncture cannot treat in some capacity.
To find out more about pet acupuncture at our hospital or to schedule a consultation, call us today! We would be happy to provide you with additional information.