Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support
Acupuncture is used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body.
This ancient form of medicine is based on the belief that illness is caused by a misalignment of the body's vital energies. Acupuncture can help in modern terms by increasing blood flow, which increases tissue oxygenation.
At Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital, we believe that using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy to help restore your pet's health and vitality will yield the best results.
The Acupuncture Technique
Acupuncture is a technique that involves inserting tiny needles into an animal's body at precise points called meridians, where blood vessels and nerves converge. The needles assist in the movement of vital energy along these meridians, which supports the nervous system and promotes circulation while also enhancing the body's healing abilities.
Common Acupuncture Uses
Our vets often recommend the use of acupuncture for several issues, including:
- Pain Management
Chemotherapy and other medical treatments can make your pet feel very uneasy. They are frequently used in conjunction with acupuncture to alleviate pain and aid in the treatment of your cat or dog's illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Acupuncture is frequently used to help people recover from injuries. Acupuncture is also effective for conditions like arthritis, nerve injuries, and hip dysplasia.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Acupuncture can help with hot spots, granulomas, and allergic dermatitis by encouraging increased circulation. It can also help with healing and pain relief, resulting in less itching and over-grooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture can help to stimulate digestive secretions, which promotes healthy digestion. Increased blood flow may help with conditions like diarrhea or nausea.
- Respiratory Issues
Acupuncture treatment can help asthma, allergies, and other conditions by calming the immune system and reducing inflammation.
The Benefits of Acupuncture
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
- Lowers the amount of waste products produced
- Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
- Improves metabolic waste removal from the body
- Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues
In-House Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
Dr. Eddleman, CVA, enjoys fusing Eastern and Western medicine to create a unique, integrative approach to healing and wellness for pets.
New Patients Welcome
Mt. Yonah Animal Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Cleveland companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.