What is Acupuncture?
A medical treatment developed through thousands of years of shared experience. Acupuncture has been used as a form of medicine for thousands of years. It focuses on the balance within an individual’s body, and the balance between that individual and their environment. Treatment involves stimulation of acupuncture points along meridians, that course throughout the body. We use a variety of different techniques to stimulate these points based on your animal’s unique needs. Techniques include the use of acupuncture needles, electrical stimulation, and acupuncture with B12. Acupuncture can be used to treat a variety of conditions from pain caused by musculoskeletal disorders to internal disorders such as hormonal imbalances.
Is Acupuncture Supported by any Scientific Evidence?
Western science is just catching up to what the Chinese learned through years of practice. Research shows that acupoints are ocations within the body where there is a high density of nerve endings, mast cells, small blood vessels, and lymphatic vessels. These acupoints are located along Channels/Meridians and, although exactly how they are connected remains unknown, research that shows that points on either side of a single meridian communicate. Exactly how did an ancient people discovered these connections? Stimulation of acupuncture points induces the release of beta-endorphins, serotonin, and other neurotransmitters. This equals pain relief, and other benefits. Currently the US National Institute of Health’s National Library of Medicine has over 20,000 articles regarding scientific research on acupuncture.
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