Pet Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support
In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body.
This ancient form of medicine is based on the philosophy that illness is caused by an imbalance of vital energies in the body. In modern terms, acupuncture helps to improve blood flow to better oxygenate tissues.
At Sears Veterinary Hospital, we feel that we can obtain the best results by using veterinary acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy to help restore your pet's health and vitality.
The Acupuncture Technique
Acupuncture involves placing tiny needles on an animal's body at precise points called meridians, where the blood vessels meet the nerves. The needles help guide vital energy along these meridians, supporting the nervous system and enhancing circulation while boosting healing.
Meet our Pet Acupuncture Specialist
Dr. Cheema is a certified Veterinary Acupuncturist who is dedicated to helping your pet get back to feeling comfortable and pain free.
Common Veterinary Acupuncture Uses
Our vets often recommend the use of pet acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:
- Pain Management
Medical treatments such as chemotherapy can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. They will often be combined with acupuncture in an effort to relieve some discomfort, helping your cat or dog to fight their illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Acupuncture can often be used for injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to acupuncture.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Acupuncture treatment can help encourage increased circulation, which can help hot spots, granulomas and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which helps to promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow.
- Respiratory Issues
The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can improve asthma, allergies and other conditions.
The Benefits of Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
- Lowers the amount of waste products produced
- Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
- Improves metabolic waste removal from the body
- Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues