Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points on the pet's body to produce a healing response. Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. This technique has been used in ancient and traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat many ailments and as preventative medicine.
Clinical research has shown positive results in the treatment of both animals and humans, and the use of acupuncture is increasing. Pet acupuncture does not cure every ailment and can have varying results, but it can work very well as a treatment on its own or combined with other methods.
What can acupunctures help?
Noninfectious inflammation (such as allergies)
Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis
Intervertebral disk diseasetraumatic nerve injury
Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma
Skin problems such as lick granulomas and allergic dermatitis
Gastrointestinal problems such as diarrhea
Some reproductive issues
Our own Dr. Kumar has a special interest in senior pet care which led to a certification in small animal acupuncture through the Chi Institute. This has allowed her to offer a better quality of life not only for senior pets but also for patients suffering from chronic ailments and diseases.
Pictured to the right is Hannah, a sweet 15-year-old Shephard mix- who has been suffering from arthritis in the hips and limbs.
After just 2 pet acupuncture sessions, she is feeling stronger and walking with a more confident gait. Hannah is enjoying her sessions! Her owners say acupuncture is definitely helping with her arthritis and she is seeing almost immediate improvements.
Looking for pet acupuncture in Atlanta? Contact Inman Park Animal Hospital today!