The Many Uses of Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture has been used in China since ancient times. The practice involves fine needles placed at certain acupoints by a trained veterinary acupuncturist. The needles stimulate nerves, blood circulation, and the release of the body’s natural pain killers, creating a therapeutic effect. At Broadway Pet Hospital, Dr. Sun Yu is our certified veterinary acupuncturist. With extensive training in pet acupuncture, she can develop a unique treatment plan tailored for your pet.
Conditions Benefiting from Acupuncture
Acupuncture has a positive effect on a wide range of conditions, some of which you may not have thought of! Here is a list of conditions we commonly use pet acupuncture for:
- Intervertebral disc disease
- Neck injuries
- Generalized pain management
- Nausea, diarrhea, and other gastrointestinal problems
- Neurological conditions
- Palliative care with cancer treatment
Is Acupuncture Safe?
Acupuncture, when performed by a certified veterinary acupuncturist, is very safe. Adverse reactions are almost entirely non-existent, and the treatment can be used in conjunction with most traditional pain medications with no contraindications. In some cases, it can even reduce or eliminate your pet’s need for medication.
Contact Us to Learn More
Interested in veterinary acupuncture and whether it’s right for your pet? Contact us today by giving us a call, text, or email. Our staff will be happy to talk to you more about our acupuncture services.