Animal acupuncture is based on the same eastern philosophy and practices as human acupuncture. Acupuncture has been used to treat animals as well as humans for at least 2000 years. According to ancient Chinese medical philosophy, disease is the result of an imbalance of energy in the body. Acupuncture is believed to balance this energy and, thereby, assist the body to heal disease.
Acupuncture is a therapy designed to bring the body back into proper balance and works to affect the musculoskeletal, hormonal, and cardiovascular systems. Depending on the condition and which points are utilized, acupuncture increases circulation, causes a release of body chemicals including the body’s natural painkilling hormones (endorphins), relieves muscle spasms, and stimulates nerves and body’s defence systems.