Much like humans, acupuncture is a form of integrative medicine intended to help treat and manage the symptoms of several illnesses and disorders. It should be performed by a veterinarian trained in traditional Chinese medicine (TCVM).

TCVM, which can also include other therapies, can be combined with conventional medical care, resulting in a more holistic, full-body approach. As a treatment, acupuncture is beneficial at all stages of life (from puppies and kittens to adult and senior pets) and for various conditions. It is considered a safe and effective therapy that can provide long-lasting relief from the pain or discomfort associated with injury and illness.

Dr. Cindy is a certified veterinary acupuncturist, having received her training at the Chi Institute in Florida.

Benefits of Veterinary Acupuncture

There are various benefits of using TCVM for pets; the following are some of its advantages:

  1. Stimulates the release of endorphins, which are the body’s natural pain relievers and anti-inflammatory substances.
  2. No adverse side effects on internal organs, unlike some prescription medications.
  3. There is no possibility of adverse interactions with other medications or supplements, making it a safe treatment for various illnesses and disorders.
  4. The process of acupuncture creates high blood flow, increased oxygenation, and improved metabolic and toxic waste removal.
  5. The needle insertion site benefits from localized pain relief due to the muscles’ relaxation.