What is Veterinary acupuncture?
Veterinary acupuncture is a holistic and time-tested therapeutic approach that involves the insertion of thin needles at specific points on an animal's body to promote healing and alleviate various health conditions. This alternative medicine practice, rooted in traditional Chinese medicine, has gained popularity in veterinary care due to its potential to complement conventional treatments and provide pain relief, improve mobility, and enhance overall well-being in pets. Veterinary acupuncturists are skilled professionals who tailor treatments to the individual needs of each animal, offering a gentle and natural way to support their health and vitality.
Cat acupuncture is similar to human acupuncture in the sense that we place needles in very specific places in the skin and sometimes the muscle to target specific nerves or muscles to help alleviate pain, reduce inflammation, improve nerve function, and even improve organ function. Veterinary acupuncture
Cats that suffer from chronic pain because of osteoarthritis, chronic bladder infections and inflammatory bowel disease are excellent conditions that can be treated with acupuncture. Nasal and upper airway flare ups, skin allergies and wound healing can also be treated by using acupuncture.
Cats can be opinionated about some things, but most cats tolerate acupuncture very well and even purr during needle placement. We strive to make the kitty as comfortable as possible during their sessions, and have done acupuncture in some strange places: we have done acupuncture sessions on kitties who like to lay in the exam room sink, others love staying in their owners lap, and some prefer to stay in their carrier with the top off.
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