Acupuncture is at it's most simple definition acupuncture is the placement of needles at designated points on the body.
How does Acupuncture work?
The practice of acupuncture was developed in China thousands of years ago. The original the explanation of how acupuncture works involved understanding meridians (channels of acupuncture points) their associated organs and the energy or Qi (pronounced chee) that flows throughout the body among other ideas about the body and influences on the body. The traditional explanation of how acupuncture works is that acupuncture realigns the Qi in the body or helps to balance the energy.
Today many medically trained doctors and veterinarians recognize that the meridians or channels actually have a strong correlation to important nerves and neural areas in the body. By stimulating these areas we can release the body's own chemicals including some that help control pain. Acupuncture can help stimulate nerves that have been damaged helping them to heal. It can also increase blood flow to areas helping the body heal.
What can acupuncture do for my animal?
There are many conditions that can possibly benefit from acupuncture. The following conditions are just some that acupuncture may help
Pain management of arthritis or other joint disease.
Neural conditions such as traumatic nerve injury (down cows, radial nerve damage, facial nerve paralysis)
Other Medical Conditions
It is important to realize that acupuncture is a complimentary treatment for diagnosed conditions. All appropriate medical treatments and diagnostics should be done in conjunction with acupuncture treatments.
How many Treatments of Acupuncture Will My Animal Need?
This is hard to predict and varies depending on the condition and how long it has been going on. The effects of acupuncture are cumulative in general multiple treatments are needed. It is best to start with multiple frequent treatments (every few days to once a week) which can then be reduced over longer intervals of time.
What Is Electroacupuncture?
Electroacupuncture uses the same needles and points that regular acupuncture uses. The only difference is that a small current is attached to the needles. This increases the nerve stimulation and local response to normal acupuncture. It can help increase the effect of acupuncture and is especially useful in nerve injuries.
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