Acupuncture to Heal
Acupuncture is used as way to support the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy in the body.
This ancient form of Chinese medicine is built on the philosophy that an imbalance of vital energies in the body causes illness. In modern applications, acupuncture can help by improving blood flow, which boosts oxygenation.
Acupuncture treatments at Palmyra Animal Clinic involve inserting tiny needles into an animal's body at precise points called meridians, where the blood vessels converge with the nerves. The needles help guide vital energy along these meridians, enhancing the body's healing abilities.
Meet Our Veterinarian in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Veterinarian Pamela Datsko is passionate about offering acupuncture treatments for our four-legged friends and supporting pet owners in making the right decisions to benefit their animal's health. She can help you find the appropriate solutions for your pet.
Common Acupuncture Uses
We feel that we can supplement medical therapy with acupuncture to obtain the best results and help restore your pet's health and vitality. Our vets often recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:
- Pain Management
While medical treatments such as chemotherapy can treat cancer, they can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. These will often be combined with acupuncture in an effort to relive some discomfort, helping your dog or cat to fight their illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Injuries can often be rehabilitated with acupuncture. Conditions such as hip dysplasia, arthritis and nerve injuries also tend to respond well to acupuncture.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Acupuncture treatment can help promote increased circulation, which can help allergic dermatitis, hot spots and granulomas. It can also reduce pain and improve healing, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which helps to promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow.
- Respiratory Issues
The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can improve asthma, allergies and other conditions.
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- A lack of systemic side effects for pets in poor health
- Promoting an increased blood flow and circulation, which boosts oxygen in tissues
- Lowering the amount of waste products produced
- Improving metabolic waste removal from the body
- Helping to relax muscles and relieve pain