Acupuncture for Animals

What Is Acupuncture For Animals?

Acupuncture is a procedure where thin needles are inserted into specific points on the body to produce a specific type of response to heal the body. Each specific point has a different response when that spot on the body is stimulated. This practice has been used in China as a part of veterinary practice for thousands of years. Research has shown that acupuncture has produced positive results in the treatment of both humans and animals. As a result, the use of acupuncture is on the rise. If you are interested in acupuncture for animals, you should visit Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center, the premier veterinarian in Laguna Niguel. 


Is Acupuncture Painful To Animals?

When it comes to small animals, the needles are small and inserting them into the animal is painless. However, larger animals may need larger needles and they may cause a slight amount of pain as they go through the skin. Once the needles have been placed, they should no longer cause any pain for the animal. An animal may feel something similar to tingling or numbness in their body, which may feel uncomfortable to them. Many animals often relax and become sleepy when having acupuncture.

How Is Acupuncture Beneficial To Animals?

Acupuncture can stimulate nerves, improve the circulation of the blood, release hormones, and calm muscle spasms. Acupuncture for animals has been shown to resolve problems such as inflammation, paralysis, and pain. 

Smaller animals have seen a noticeable improvement in areas such as:

  • Arthritis, traumatic nerve injury, or other musculoskeletal problems
  • Respiratory problems such as asthma
  • Skin and allergy problems
  • Gastrointestinal concerns

Larger animals have seen noticeable improvements in areas such as:

  • Back problems and other musculoskeletal problems 
  • Facial paralysis
  • Skin and allergy problems
  • Gastrointestinal concerns

Acupuncture is also good for active animals that participate in sports such as jumping, racing, or showing. Acupuncture will help keep them in top shape. 

Why Choose Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center?

Alicia Pacific Veterinary Center has been serving the communities surrounding Laguna Niguel for almost eight years. We believe in providing compassionate care specific to the needs of each pet that comes through our doors. We are proud of the relationship with have with the community and we are honored every time you trust us with the needs of your pet. If you have any questions or concerns about acupuncture or any of our pet services, please contact us and let us know.

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