Acupuncture is an alternative medical technique with both a long history and practical applications for today. Acupuncture has been practiced on humans for more than 4,500 years, and records indicate it was first practiced on animals as much as 1,800 years ago. While much has changed about our understanding of acupuncture over the years, the goals and benefits of acupuncture remain largely unchanged over the centuries. Today this traditional Eastern medicine technique is gaining in popularity and its benefits are being held in increasingly higher regard by the Western medical community. At our veterinary hospital serving those from Ridgewood, Midland Park, Mahwah, Paramus, Glen Rock, and other areas throughout Northern New Jersey, feline and canine acupuncture, as well as acupuncture services for other pets, is consistent with our goal to provide wide ranging veterinary treatments to help cats, dogs, birds and exotic pets achieve freedom from pain and live more comfortable, happy lives. As experienced acupuncture providers, our staff provides in-depth information about the steps being taken to help enhance the pet health and well-being. To speak with an experienced pet acupuncture provider, contact us today.
About Pet Acupuncture
Acupuncture involves the insertion and manipulation of tiny needles at various points of the body. The procedure is performed to relieve pain and for other therapeutic reasons. Traditional Eastern medicine posits that the benefits of acupuncture are the result of a rebalancing of the flow of energy in the body, an energy referred to as qi. By placing small pins along 12 main qi pathways, the flow in energy falls into balance and bodily health is restored. Western medicine explains the efficacy of acupuncture differently, although generally the same benefits are observed. The main acupuncture points, it is noted, lie above clusters of nerves. Stimulating these nerves and surrounding blood vessels increases blood flow and improves the immune system's functioning, among other benefits.
Modern veterinarians began performing acupuncture in the 1970s. Pet acupuncture at our veterinary hospital with locations in Ridgewood and Midland Park provides our canine, feline, and other animal friends with important pain relief. Acupuncture can help dogs, cats, and other pets that have been diagnosed with a terminal illness live their final days, months, or years with greatly reduced pain. For pets, acupuncture has also been found to relieve chronic degenerative joint disease and urinary tract disorders, as well as respiratory, gastrointestinal, and neurological disorders, among other benefits.
Learn More about Canine and Feline Pet Acupuncture at Ridgewood Veterinary Hospital
To learn more about pet acupuncture, contact us today. Our experienced providers will perform comprehensive diagnostic analyses to determine the most appropriate treatment for your pet. We are committed to helping pets live happy, healthy lives, and ensuring that pet owners fully understand the treatment or treatments undertaken to reach this goal.