Pet Acupuncture at Evans East Animal Hospital
Acupuncture has had thousands of years to build its reputation as a powerful- all-natural healing modality. You may have experienced its benefits yourself, or you may know friends or relatives who swear by its positive effects on their health, wellness, and comfort. You might not know, however, that acupuncture works just as well as on pets as it does on humans. Here at Evans East Animal Hospital, our Denver vet team is proud to offer this time-tested technique, which can bring relief for a wide range of pet health challenges.
Understanding Acupuncture for Pets
To understand the value of acupuncture for pets, you must first know something about how practitioners use it to treat humans. Acupuncture originated as a staple of Traditional; Chinese Medicine, which maintains that Qi (life energy) flows through the body along pathways called meridians. When this Qi flow gets disturbed, people suffer from pain and ill health. Acupuncture needles inserted into specific points on the meridians can alter the flow of Qi and restore well-being. Western practitioners see it more in terms of optimizing nerve signaling, relaxing muscle spasms, and boosting blood flow.
However you look at it, acupuncture works -- for animals as well as humans. While your pet's anatomy obviously differs from yours, it also has many similarities in basic structure and function. Acupuncture can therefore provide many of the same benefits, relieving pain and other neurological symptoms while helping the body heal itself.
Natural Treatment From Our Denver Vet Team
Our Denver vet team often recommends acupuncture, especially for pets who cannot safely take pain-relieving medications or other drugs. We can use acupuncture to ease chronic pain issues such as osteoarthritis, hip dysplasia, and other degenerative disorders. Back pain and other spinal conditions often respond well to a course of acupuncture. Acupuncture's ability to boost the body's self-healing processes may also help pets suffering from issues such as lick granulomas (lesions created when your pet licks at a sore or itchy area unless the skin breaks down).
Acupuncture also makes a useful complement to standard medical treatment for internal diseases and disorders. For instance, pets undergoing chemotherapy may have less trouble with nausea and loss of appetite thanks to acupuncture treatments. We can evaluate your pet's needs and determine whether he can benefit from acupuncture. The needles themselves should cause no significant discomfort for your pet.
Put Your Best Friend on the Road to Better Health
Acupuncture could be just what your pet needs to enjoy a healthier life. Call our Denver veterinary clinic at (303) 757-7881 to learn more about our acupuncture services!