Acupuncture is an alternative therapy treatment that pinpoints specific points on the body to encourage overall bodily healing and wellness. It’s been used on humans for thousands of years, and it offers similar health benefits to our animal friends. Acupuncture relieves pain, increases circulation, reduces inflammation, relieves muscle spasms and stimulates the body’s immune system.
Acupuncture is a great treatment option for many ailments affecting pets because of its ability to boost healing. By stimulating blood flow, it works to balance the entire body. Plus, it is a safe, convenient outpatient procedure that does not require any kind of sedation.
Many conditions affecting our pets can be treated or alleviated with acupuncture. In veterinary medicine, acupuncture can be used on its own or with additional treatments and medications.
At Timpanogos Animal Hospital, we regularly treat the following veterinary health conditions with acupuncture:
- Intervertebral disc disease (IVDD)
- Dermatitis caused by allergies
- Inflammatory bowel disease and other GI issues
- Nerve conditions
- Lick granulomas
- Chronic pain caused by conditions like degenerative joint disease
To learn more about how acupuncture can help your specific pet, schedule an appointment at Timpanogos Animal Hospital by calling (801) 406-9443.