Did you know that Acupuncture has been used in both humans and animals as a medical therapy for over 3,000 years?
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Perhaps you have been receiving acupuncture yourself for a while and are enjoying all of the benefits. Your aches and pains have decreased, you sleep is more restful, you have more energy throughout the days, even your digestion is functioning better!
Did you know that your pet could also be a great candidate for acupuncture treatments?
Veterinary Clinics throughout the U.S. are beginning to catch on to the incredible results acupuncture is able to offer- and our beloved pets are experiencing amazing results!
When it comes to the practice of acupuncture in a veterinary setting, acupuncture is indicated and is most commonly being used for structural and functional problems such as those suffering from paralysis, injuries, pain, and allergies.
The most common conditions that animals of all sizes are being treated for are:
Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis, intervertebral disk disease, or traumatic nerve injury
Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma and heaving
Skin problems such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis
Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea and nonsurgical colic
The use of Acupuncture for animals makes us Acupuncturists extremely excited- why you might wonder? Because it address a common concern humans have in regards to acupuncture, the question of “Is Acupuncture just Placebo?”
“Placebo: A usually pharmacologically inert preparation prescribed more for the mental relief
of the patient than for its actual effect on a disorder”
Practitioners using Acupuncture in a veterinary setting have been getting incredible results and since animals are not susceptible to placebo, the results they present with which tells scientist that Acupuncture has a physiological effect on our bodies.
Though we do not treat animals at our clinic, we highly recommend that the next time you take your furry friend to the vet, ask them if they or someone they know have practiced acupuncture in their clinics!
If you would like to get an appointment with one of our talented acupuncturists and herbalists to get started on reducing the impact injuries, aches, and pains, Click here to book an appointment. Healing with Zen is experienced in treating pain, especially chronic neck, shoulder, back, and knee pain.