We offer veterinary acupuncture treatment for cats and dogs at Canyon Animal Hospital to help relieve pain and to complement other rehabilitative therapies and techniques. 

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Healing Acupuncture

Traditional Chinese medicine brought us acupuncture, a technique used to help pets heal by restoring the balance of energy throughout the body. 

This ancient form of medicine is based on the belief that a misalignment in the body's vital energies can cause illness. In modern times, acupuncture can help increase blood flow, which increases tissue oxygenation. 

Our team at Canyon Animal Hospital believes in using pet acupuncture to supplement medical therapy.

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The Pet Acupuncture Technique

During an veterinary acupuncture treatment, tiny needles are inserted into an animal's body at precise points (meridians) where nerves and blood vessels converge. The needles help movement of vital energy along these meridians. This supports the nervous system and promotes circulation while enhancing the body's ability to heal.

Common Acupuncture Uses

Our veterinarians frequently recommend pet acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine to help treat a variety of 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

    Pet 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

Pets gain numerous benefits from veterinary acupuncture. These can include:

  • Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
  • Improves metabolic waste removal from the body 
  • Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
  • Lowers the amount of waste products produced
  • Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues 
  • Aids in restoring health and vitality to help achieve the best possible outcomes

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