What are the benefits of acupuncture and when should you use it?

The benefits of acupuncture

  • Animal acupuncture is natural and safe for pets of all ages
  • Home visits mean minimal stress for your pet
  • Treatment is very gentle and pain free
  • Acupuncture can safely be added to any other therapy
  • Your pet will feel more balanced and happy

When is acupuncture most effective?

  • Arthritis: For example in cases where conventional pain relief is not enough. Click here to read more.
  • Paresis/paralysis: electro-acupuncture has shown to aid recovery of damaged nerve cells as well as reduce pain. Click here to read more.  
  • Chronic diarrhea: for example caused by Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
  • Skin conditions: for example acral lick granuloma.
  • Epilepsy: patients on medication but who are still getting seizures, or patients who have adverse reactions to seizure drugs.
  • Anxiety/stress: acupuncture can have great results when combined with behavioural therapy and calming/relaxing medicines
  • Grieving/depression: if an animal is old and everything starts to work a bit less well, they can often appear less happy, or even depressed. Acupuncture can be a great way to bring the spark back in these patients
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