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Veterinary Acupuncture

Acupuncture is one of the variety of therapies that a veterinarian may use to treat your pet. Most simply stated acupuncture ( acus- needle, puncture- puncture) is the stimulation of specific points on the body which have the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions in order to achieve the desired effect. Acupuncture has been used successfully for nearly 4000 years in animals and humans.

Acupuncture bridges a gap between medicine and surgery. It is most commonly used in small animals for:

1. Musculoskeletal problems:

           - Hip dysplasia

           - Arthritis

           - Intervertebral disc disease

           - Chronic injuries

2. Skin problems

     - Lick granulomas

     - Chronic allergic dermatitis

     - Sensory neurodermatitis

3. Nervous disorders

     - Nerve injury

     - Certain types of paralysis

4. Respiratory Problems

5. Endocrine Problems such as diabetes.

6. Gastrointestinal problems.

7. Geriatric patients  

 

 

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