Acupuncture FAQs

Acupuncture FAQ

Acupuncture involves the insertion of needles into specific trigger points in the body in order to create a healing response. It’s used as a rehab for pets and is one of the safest forms of medical treatment for animals.

What conditions are treated by acupuncture?

Acupuncture is successful in treating neurological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, and pulmonary conditions. Specifically, acupuncture has been shown to treat central nerve system disorder, epilepsy, intervertebral disc disease, traumatic nerve injuries, and chronic pain. 

How can your pet benefit from acupuncture?

Acupuncture helps stimulate the healing of many conditions and helps with pain relief for other conditions. If used correctly, acupuncture can even eliminate the need for surgery. After surgery, it can improve your pet’s comfort level and speed up the recovery period. It may also eliminate the need for chronic medications.

Is acupuncture safe?

Acupuncture shouldn’t be administered without a diagnosis and an assessment of the animal’s condition before treatment. Any adverse reactions are rare in the hands of a skilled acupuncturist. Your animal may seem sleepy for 24 hours after treatment. This can be an indication that the treatment is working and is followed by an improvement in the condition.

Is acupuncture painful?

Acupuncture needles are extremely thin and delicate. While they sometimes cause a slight pinch during insertion, once the needles are in place there is no pain. Many animals become relaxed or sleepy.

Is acupuncture successful?

The success rate of treatment will depend on the disorder being treated, the skill of the acupuncturist, and the frequency of treatments. If acupuncture is administrated earlier on and with more frequent treatments then the better the response rate is.

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To learn more about acupuncture as a rehab for pets in Montclair, Contact us at Valley Animal Rehabilitation.


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