Veterinary Acupuncture began with use on the Emperor's horses in China and has been a treatment in Eastern Medicine for over 2,000 years.
Acupuncture is a safe, painless treatment that stimulates the body’s own natural healing abilities to restore health and balance. It is a holistic approach that sees the patient in it’s entirety and recognizes the underlying imbalances that lead to disease.
By stimulating specific points on the body, acupuncture activates the body’s natural regulation and healing processes. The goal is to heal and to balance the body as a whole.
Traditionally thought of primarily as method to control and treat pain and joint problems, acupuncture and herbal therapy actually have a long standing history of successful treatment of a variety of medical conditions including cancer, digestive issues, hormonal imbalances, skin conditions and allergies, epilepsy, behavioral issues, and much more.
Acupuncture and herbal therapy evolved over thousands of years in the eastern part of the world, and remains the mainstay of treatment for humans and animals. In North America and Europe, adoption of these treatments is growing and research is continuing to discover the many complex mechanisms that are behind the success. Simply put, acupuncture works through the complex interaction of the nervous, endocrine and immune systems. Clinical studies have shown that acupuncture can relieve pain, stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, decrease inflammation, regulate hormones and more.
In pets that have been diagnosed with cancer, acupuncture can be used either by itself or in combination with conventional therapy to treat the cancer itself, increase survival time and quality of life, reduce side effects from chemotherapy and radiation and help prevent recurrences.