Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese healing system that can be used to treat a wide variety of conditions.
This healing system works with the energy of the body, referred to as chi. Imbalances in chi in the body can manifest as organ dysfunction and can often be detected before diagnostic tests show any changes.
The energy travels through the body along meridians which can then be accessed with pressure or with the use of needles.
Acupuncture is most commonly used to treat musculoskeletal conditions although it can be used to treat many other problems. Sometimes it is used in conjunction with Chinese herbs. The limiting factor for an acupuncture treatment may be the animal but many animals love the endorphin release that they get when the needles go in.
Acupressure can also be a useful diagnostic and treatment tool. Sensitive points along the back can detect early organ imbalance and animal caretakers can be shown points to massage on a daily basis to assist the body in strengthening or rebalancing an organ.
|Lucas is a 15 year old Husky, approaching his 16th birthday, who has been getting progressively weaker in his back end. In September Lucas had a fall on the way to the park and his caretakers thought that Lucas would not be seeing the park again. Lucas has been getting acupuncture, at first weekly and now sometimes only monthly sessions, plus an occasional homeopathic treatment for his anxiety, and he is continuing to age gracefully. Although Lucas was always very suspicious and nervous of vets, he has come to enjoy his acupuncture treatments and after a warm greeting at the door, lies down for his needles and then gets up feeling better already!