Learn More About Animal Acupuncture

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Learn More About Animal Acupuncture

14 July 2021
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Acupuncture is a healing practice with a history that dates as far back as to the stone age when people would use tools and stones with sharp edges to puncture abscesses so they could drain. It may have also been used for other health-related purposes. Today, acupuncture is a popular practice in many cultures, and the practice has grown to include the animal kingdom. Pets are taken to receive animal acupuncture for a variety of reasons. If you have been wondering if acupuncture would be good for your pet, then this article can help by offering you more information on the topic. 

The basics of animal acupuncture

Animal acupuncture is very similar to acupuncture used by humans in that small needles are inserted in the skin of the animal where there are specific points that can cause beneficial effects. The needles are very thin, and most animals won't even feel what's going on and will remain calm throughout the procedure. It's also common for animals to become so relaxed they nap through the acupuncture treatment. 

Some things animal acupuncture can help with

There are many problems that acupuncture can help an animal with. Some examples of the types of things acupuncture can help with include inflammation, pain, reproductive problems, arthritis, nerve damage, colic, respiratory issues, skin-related issues, gastrointestinal issues, and much more. Acupuncture can help them to feel better and it can help bring other positive results that can often help with the healing process. Acupuncture can also help improve circulation, stimulate nerves, and reduce muscle spasms. It can even improve mobility and be used to help relieve stress in animals who have gone through trauma and are nervous and stressed. 

Animals that can be treated with acupuncture

It isn't only the traditional household pets like cats and dogs that can get acupuncture. Birds, rabbits, guinea pigs, reptiles, frogs, turtles, and zoo animals are some examples of the many animals that can receive and benefit from acupuncture. 

How soon improvement can be seen

Slight improvements may be seen after the first acupuncture session. However, in most cases, it can take a few sessions before a significant difference can be noticed. This means that acupuncture can give relatively quick results and that is very important when an animal is dealing with a serious problem that causes discomfort and/or pain. Acupuncture can be used as the primary form of treatment for some conditions, or it can be used alongside other treatments to help see the desired results.