Acupuncture has been used for over 3000 years on people and has been effectively treating pets of all shapes and sizes for the last few decades. Acupuncture point stimulation has been shown to modulate signals within the nervous system and even cause endorphin release.
How Acupuncture Therapy Works
Stimulation of these points is performed by inserting thin, smooth, sterile needles. The depth of insertion, type of stimulation, and duration of treatment vary according to the disease or the condition being treated. Veterinary acupuncturists may use needles alone, needles with electrical stimulation, or stimulation using a specific type of low-grade electrical acupuncture.