Acupuncture is the strategic placement of needles to stimulate and affect the body to achieve specific results. Dr. Liba is a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.
What is Veterinary Acupuncture?
Acupuncture has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat ailments and as preventive medicine. It involves placing special acupuncture needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. We use acupuncture alone or with traditional Western medicine to treat many conditions in every animal species.
Each acupuncture point has specific actions when stimulated. In Western medical terms, it helps the body heal by creating physiological changes. It stimulates nerves, increases blood circulation, relieves muscle spasms, and releases endorphins which control the pain mechanisms in the body, and cortisol, a natural steroid produced by the body. Here is more info.
Why Acupuncture for My Pet?
Research shows positive results with veterinary acupuncture treatment when performed by a Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist. Acupuncture therapy is increasingly accepted and popular. While it will not cure every condition, it can work very well when indicated.
When is Animal Acupuncture Indicated?
Acupuncture is indicated for many conditions including, but not limited to, allergies, inflammation, pain, paralysis, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, respiratory, skin, behavioral, and neurological disorders. For small animals, the following are some of the general conditions which may be treated with acupuncture:
- Cruciate disease
- Degenerative disc disease, slipped disc and pinched nerve
- Traumatic nerve injury
- Hip dysplasia
- Feline asthma
- Lick granulomas
- Allergies and allergic dermatitis
- Degenerative myelopathy
- Quality of life for cancer and lymphoma patients
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Laryngeal paralysis and paralysis
- Sports injuries
- Many more conditions or illnesses