Every tissue and organ in the body relies on nerve communication to function. The goal of medical acupuncture is to restore and maintain myofascial and neural health to promote overall well-being. By reducing the incidence of illness and injury, animals are able to lead more healthy lives.
Medical acupuncture is an adaption of Chinese acupuncture; it utilizes knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology, all in keeping with evidence-based medicine.
Regardless of whether you own horses or dogs or pigs, all species can benefit from medical acupuncture. As part of rehabilitation or general maintenance, athletes and pets alike can reap the benefits of acupuncture.
Some conditions helped by animal acupuncture include:
- Respiratory Conditions: allergies, sinusitis, recurrent infections, breathing difficulties
- Gastrointestinal Conditions: inflammation, gastric or colonic ulcers, abnormal motility
- Neurologic Conditions: peripheral neuropathy (facial nerve damage, radial nerve damage, Sweeny, etc.), sciatica, spinal cord injury, intervertebral disc disease, nerve-based pain conditions
- Musculoskeletal Conditions: osteoarthritis, tendonitis, back pain, neck pain, muscle atrophy (loss)
- Geriatric/ aging animal
Call today to schedule a chiropractic exam for your animal.