Veterinary acupuncture is a safe and effective treatment that can help your pet with a variety of conditions, including pain, anxiety, and nausea.
Research shows that acupuncture works through modulating the nerve pathways (neuromodulation) by physically interacting with nerve fibers in the skin and underlying tissues. This neuromodulation can result in the release of beneficial chemicals from the brain and spinal cord including opioid-like neurochemicals. It also causes releases, close to the needle, of substances that encourage blood flow to the area, interrupting pain signaling, and releasing trigger points causing painful spasms.
The process of veterinary acupuncture is relatively simple. We will first assess your pet’s condition and then insert thin needles into specific points on the body. The needles are left in place for a few minutes, and then they are removed. Most pets tolerate acupuncture well, and some even seem to enjoy it.
The benefits of veterinary acupuncture are many. Acupuncture can help to relieve pain, improve mobility, reduce anxiety, and improve appetite. It can also be used to treat a variety of other conditions, such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and urinary incontinence.If you are considering acupuncture for your pet, set up an appointment to talk to us. Our certified veterinary acupuncturist, Dr. Anna Divis, can help you determine if acupuncture is right for your pet.
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Dr. Anna Divis is a certified veterinary acupuncturist. She is passionate about using acupuncture to help pets live long, healthy lives.If you are interested in learning more about veterinary acupuncture, please visit our website or contact us to schedule an appointment with Dr. Divis.