Veterinary ACupuncture in Wellington, FL
Acupuncture involves the insertion of fine metal needles into specific points on the body to treat or prevent disease. Acupuncture therapy has been used for over 3,000 years on people and has effectively treated pets of all shapes and sizes for the last few decades. We tailor your pet’s acupuncture treatment after a comprehensive physical exam while also reviewing their detailed history and assessing their neurological/musculoskeletal systems.
In traditional Chinese medicine, disease is believed to be caused by an imbalance or disharmony in the external forces (or life energy—“Qi”) at work on the body. By identifying these imbalances, a pet’s overall well-being can be restored.
With veterinary acupuncture, small needles are inserted into the skin at specific points where life energy is believed to flow. When stimulated, these different acupuncture points cause specific effects on the body.
Most pets feel no pain during the placement of the acupuncture needles because they are so small. In fact, many pets become relaxed during treatments and can even fall asleep.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recognized acupuncture as a valid treatment modality. It can be used to treat specific conditions. It can also be used to help prevent health problems from occurring. Through modern studies involving advanced imaging techniques, acupuncture’s physiological effects have been proven. Since acupuncture does not involve medications that need to be metabolized, it can be safely performed on almost all pets, even those with liver and kidney disease.