For thousands of years, doctors of both human and animal medicine have been turning to various alternative treatment options to help naturally address a broad spectrum of ailments in the body. Fullwood Animal Hospital is pleased to offer veterinary acupuncture for those pet parents that desire to take a more holistic approach to the health care of their animal friends.

The ancient practice of acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles into certain points along the body (known as acupoints) which are believed to be connected to various other areas within the body, including organs, joints and internal systems. When the acupuncture needles are inserted, it results in a cellular response in the targeted area, through which the body releases its own natural healing mechanisms.

Veterinary acupuncture has been proven to be highly effective in reducing pain, restoring balance and range of motion, managing chronic medical conditions and promoting a healthier, more comfortable life. It can be used as an independent therapy or in conjunction with other traditional Western medicine techniques to provide a more comprehensive and holistic approach to health management.

Some of the many conditions that can be improved through veterinary acupuncture include:

  • Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Neurological Conditions
  • Cancer
  • Reproductive Care
  • Post Surgical Recovery
  • Immune System Support

Do the needles hurt?

Acupuncture is a virtually painless process, with just a slight sensation felt during the insertion of the needles. Most pets find the experience to be incredibly relaxing. In fact, more than a few have been known to enjoy a lovely snooze during an acupuncture session!

How many treatments will my pet need?

The number, duration and frequency of acupuncture sessions your pet will need is based on a number of unique factors that will all be considered by the doctor during the initial evaluation. Once we’ve had the chance to examine your pet and consider all of the factors, we will be able to develop an individualized treatment plan for your pet designed to help us achieve the best possible results.

If your loved one suffers from any of the above listed conditions, or you feel he or she could benefit from a stronger immune system and more balance, we encourage you to consider acupuncture. Give us a call today to learn more or to schedule your pet’s initial consultation. You’ll both be glad you did!

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