Acupuncture is a technique originating in China that has been practiced for thousands of years as a treatment for a wide variety of medical issues in both animals and humans. It involves the insertion of very fine needles into targeted locations on the pet’s body that is meant to stimulate a response from the nervous system. This stimulation can produce a variety of effects and may alleviate a wide array of painful or uncomfortable symptoms for the pet. It can also work to promote the body’s natural healing process and significantly improve the quality of life for many animals.
Some conditions that can be treated with acupuncture include:
Laser therapy is a treatment that can be used on its own as well as in conjunction with acupuncture to treat chronic pain symptoms in pets. Laser therapy works by sending light energy into target areas that can then be absorbed by the tissue. The light energy has a healing effect, and once absorbed by cells in the area, it can alleviate pain and produce anti-inflammatory effects.