What is acupuncture and how does it work?


Acupuncture in veterinary medicine has been used to promote balance in the body’s total energy system and ability to heal. In all animals there are precise locations on or near the surface of the body know as acupuncture points. When stimulated, these points may produce changes in the body’s internal organs and functions. Traditionally, insertion of a fine stainless steel needle into the point influences the acupuncture point(s). Other methods of stimulation that may be used include application of heat, electricity, and laser light injection.

Acupuncture can be the only method of choice or can be combined with other treatment options such as the use of herbs or nutritional support. Acupuncture can also be combined with more conventional western treatment options to balance the body’s response to the treatment.