Our society has become more eclectic over the years, which means the needs of more individuals can be met. Just as handicapped people can now gain greater freedom of movement because we have redesigned so many of our streets and buildings, our medical procedures have gained a variety of methods based on diverse research and tradition. So when we hear of pets undergoing acupuncture, it really was only a matter of time. Here at Advanced Animal Care Of Colorado, we have implemented many new treatments in an effort to diagnose and treat a variety of animals with a wide range of issues. One form of medical care may not treat all kinds of ailments equally, and not every species of pet reacts the same to any given method. This is why we have researched and established a series of treatments using acupuncture for your pet. Why would we try something that doesn’t seem very medical or modern? Because it can have great results in treating many different kinds of ailments in many different kinds of pets.
What Does Acupuncture Do?
First, acupuncture for your pet can treat symptoms and underlying causes like these:
- eye illnesses
- reproductive issues
- nausea or loss of appetite
- diarrhea or constipation
- liver disease
- auto-immune diseases
- anxiety or stress
- muscle injuries
- arthritis, dysplasia, and chronic pain
Second, acupuncture may work better for a squeamish pet who is difficult to medicate with pills or liquids. Many pets learn to look forward to their acupuncture treatments and cooperate when under treatment!
How Does Acupuncture Work?
Acupuncture works by tapping into energy areas within the body which are called ‘chi’. By stimulating certain areas according to well researched ‘maps’, these energy areas can be corrected from an out-of-balance condition to one that is well balanced and healthy. The method takes time and sometimes signs of improvement in a patient don’t show up immediately. This is because like so much of Chinese and other Eastern medicinal treatments, acupuncture for pets treats underlying causes that may have had time to build up until symptoms became apparent. Rather than treat the obvious symptoms, acupuncture for your pet treats the hidden ailments that are causing those symptoms.
The procedure works well for animals that don’t sit well for other kinds of treatment. It also serves as post-operative therapy to stimulate circulation, pain management, and long-term healing. From horses to goldfish, acupuncture has helped animals around the world. Pet owners looking for holistic methods of veterinary medicine have found that our veterinary care includes both ancient medicine and the latest in technology to bring health and well-being to their pets.