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Top Benefits of Acupuncture in St. Pauls for Your Pet


Although we rely heavily on pharmaceutical help when pets become sick or injured, traditional Chinese veterinary medicine can also offer wonderful healing benefits. By providing pet acupuncture to the St. Pauls community, we can help encourage the body to naturally heal itself in a drug-free, non-invasive, surgery-free manner. 


How Does Acupuncture Work?

A common treatment modality in holistic veterinary medicine, acupuncture relies on the use of needles to stimulate the body’s natural healing response. Meridian channels run throughout the body, and stagnant areas can lead to illness and disease. By inserting acupuncture needles at certain points along these meridians, the natural balance is restored and the body works to heal itself. 

In other terms, pet acupuncture works in the following ways:

  • Pet acupuncture stimulates the release of the body’s pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory substances. 
  • Acupuncture needle insertion relaxes the muscles, creating a pain-relieving effect. 
  • Veterinary acupuncture improves tissue blood flow, oxygenation, and removal of metabolic wastes and toxins, all of which helps promote healing in the body. 

Veterinary acupuncturists undergo extensive training to learn how acupuncture works in the body systems of pets, since each acupuncture point, or location where the needle is inserted, offers different health benefits. 

What Conditions Can Acupuncture Help in Pets?

While pet acupuncture offers an impressive range of health benefits for your furry friend, it cannot heal every condition. However, acupuncture can be used alone or in conjunction with western medicine to help manage or treat a variety of illnesses and injuries, including:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Intervertebral disc disease
  • Trauma
  • Metabolic disease
  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Respiratory problems
  • Skin disease

Many pets find great relief when acupuncture is used to help alleviate pain, as osteoarthritis treatment is the most common application of pet acupuncture in the St. Pauls area. 

Pet Acupuncture in St. Pauls

Do you think your furry pal could benefit from the non-invasive, drug-free therapy offered by acupuncture? Many conditions can improve after experiencing pet acupuncture in the St. Pauls area. Please call us to discuss if your pet would be an ideal candidate for acupuncture therapy and to schedule an appointment. 


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