Acupuncture is a 3000-year-old Chinese practice utilizing hair-thin needles to stimulate the body’s nerve centers, improving blood circulation and releasing pain-relieving hormones. This virtually painless process relaxes muscle tissue and oxygenates the surrounding area, allowing the body to heal more rapidly. Acupuncture is one of the safest veterinary treatments available, and Sunset Animal Hospital is happy to include it as part of our holistic approach to caring for your pet.
Acupuncture has long been used to treat many debilitating conditions in people and animals. These conditions include:
- Neurologic disease
- Respiratory problems
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Skin/allergy issues
Acupuncture is often used in conjunction with traditional therapies but can also reduce the need for medications and their side effects. It’s also one of the safest veterinary treatments available. It requires no pharmaceutical assistance, removing the possibility of overdose and adverse reaction, and can be used in conjunction with most other traditional and alternative treatments.
Many pets find acupuncture so relaxing, they actually fall asleep during the process. And we know from experience that it can significantly improve your animal’s quality of life.
If you suspect your pet might benefit from acupuncture, give us a call at (707) 425-4050.