Have you heard of Veterinary Acupuncture for your pets? Unbelievable, but it's true! This is the latest trend in veterinary medicine that is spreading like wild fire among veterinarians here and abroad. You guess it right. It means needles for your pets! Ouch, no ouch!
Acupuncture is an alternative medicine that has been used by the Chinese for over 7000 years.
It comes from the Latin word "acus" or needle and "punctures" which means "to prick". Acupuncture is said to relieve pain, treat diseases, and promote general well being! The underlying belief in Acupuncture is that humans and animals are afflicted with a disease when there is an energy imbalance in the body. To help the body regain its energy balance, needles are inserted on specific areas of the body known as acupuncture points. Accordingly, this stimulates the nerves and promotes the release of endorphins which are natural stress and pain fighters. The use of acupuncture has been by Western medical practitioners up until 1970 when it was finally officially accepted as an experimental medical procedure by no less than The American Medical Association Council of Scientific Affairs.
It is only in the last two decades that its use in veterinary medicine started gaining followers.
Veterinary Acupuncture courses are now being offered left and right! It seems to be the in thing right now - sticking needles into the back of your pet dogs! But hey, it works. There are records that attest to the fact that pets have recovered from traumatic conditions like paralysis using acupuncture! A veterinarian from North Carolina who just started to take a course on Veterinary massage treated his own dog with acupuncture! The dog was already paralyzed for 5 days then with inter-vertebral disc problem when he came home one day. Using his newly gained knowledge on veterinarian medicine plus a handful of help from his mentors, he stuck those needles and his pet Dachshund was back on its feet again.
Here are 5 reasons why you should consider veterinarian acupuncture for your pet.
Animals, like humans may sometimes not respond to medicines. Veterinary Acupuncture can serve as the less invasive, holistic treatment for our pets. Many stories of miraculous healings have occurred where traditional medicine failed.
It is a safe procedure if administered by a trained veterinarian. In 1998 the American Veterinary Medical Association considered "Veterinary acupuncture and acutherapy are to be an integral part of veterinary medicine. These techniques are now regarded as "surgical and/or medical procedures under state veterinary practice acts".
It provides dramatic pain relief to your suffering pets.
It is cheaper than going back and forth to a veterinarian for traditional treatment of illnesses.
It is an age old Chinese alternative medicine that has been used with remarkable results on animals for centuries now!
Some are of the opinion that veterinary acupuncture is merely 'nonsense with needles". However, the lack of scientific explanation does not mean the procedure is not effective. On the other hand, there are a growing number of successful acupuncture treatments being recorded almost daily around the globe! If traditional medicine has failed your pet, there is no reason why you should not try veterinarian acupuncture!
Gregory Magnusson an Indianapolis Veterinarian has been providing veterinary services for over 11 years. Recently having a child decided to open Leo's Pet Care in honor of his son Leo.
Dr. Magnusson writes informative as well as humorous articles in his Indianapolis veterinary blog for animal lovers or for those that need down to earth information. Please visit this Indianapolis veterinarian today.