Why We Offer Pet Acupuncture

You may be familiar with acupuncture’s origins, which are rooted in ancient Chinese medicine. It has has been practiced for thousands of years and has proven to be effective in treating animals as well as people. Furthermore, pet acupuncture combines Eastern healing techniques with traditional Western medicine to utilize your pet’s natural healing abilities.

Veterinary medicine is always changing, and we are proud to be on the leading edge of the latest medical advances in Santa Monica. To keep apace with industry improvements and set higher standards, we offer acupuncture as an alternative treatment option for managing painful chronic conditions.

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How Does It Work?

Acupuncture involves placing very thin, fine needles at various points where nerves and blood vessels meet. When we place a needle at a convergence point, it stimulates the central nervous system. In turn, this releases endorphins and prompts other reactions for a healing effect.

This method has several factors working in its favor. First, acupuncture is virtually painless. Second, it is drug-free, making it a versatile treatment that can be used for any pet. Third, we perform the procedure non-invasively, which means that no endoscopy or surgery is needed.

Conditions That Can Be Treated with Acupuncture

Due to its versatility, acupuncture can be used in a variety of situations to treat many different problems, including:

  • Neck and back pain
  • Neurological disorders
  • Muscle spasms
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Arthritis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Injuries
  • Respiratory problems
  • ...and more

Acupuncture improves cortisone levels and increases white blood cell production. Consequently, your pet will feel energetic and revitalized after their therapy session. For the best outcome, we may use acupuncture with another treatment, such as medication.

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Is Acupuncture the Right Choice for Your Pet?

Contact us if you are interested in trying this procedure for your four-legged family member. We would be glad to answer any questions you may have! One of our veterinarians will examine your pet, explain your options in detail, and help you through every step of the process.

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