Veterinary Acupuncture in Granite Bay, CA
The main therapeutic effects of needling begin with activation of nerve fibers near a point. These stimuli then bring about changes that help to balance nerve signaling and neurotransmitter activity from the “periphery” (i.e. the acupuncture point) to the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) and autonomic nervous system centers (that govern processes like glandular activity, immune status, digestion, mood, and more). Acupuncture also releases tension from the muscles and enveloping fibrous network called “fascia”.
Acupuncture has been used in veterinary practice in China for thousands of years to treat ailments and as preventive medicine. It involves placing special acupuncture needles into specific points on the body to produce a healing response. We use acupuncture alone or with traditional western medicine to treat many conditions in every species of animal.
Ask our doctors how acupuncture can help enhance your pet’s health and relieve their pain. Dr. Bradley and Dr. Blumer are certified veterinary medical acupuncturists. They received extensive training and obtained certification in this specialized field through the CuraCore™ program in Fort Collins, Colorado.
What are the specific benefits?
Research on acupuncture is continually building and strengthening the scientific and evidence-informed basis of medical acupuncture. In addition to its well-known effects on acute and chronic pain, medical acupuncture addresses a wide range of medical issues.
What can acupuncture do?
Treatment with medical acupuncture and its related techniques of laser therapy and certain forms of massage help by promoting health and well-being by preventing illness and addressing a variety of medical conditions and problems.
Conditions Treated with Acupuncture:
Epilepsy and Seizures
+ Many More!
How many treatments are needed?
The number of treatments needed differs from patient to patient. For difficult or long-standing conditions, he or she may need one or two treatments weekly for several weeks. Usually, however, one sees a change in the patient with the first few treatments if the acupuncture is going to make a meaningful difference.
What side effects might there be?
Uncommonly, an acupuncture patient could experience a temporary worsening of the condition. Usually, however, most side effects are mild and even pleasant – a sense of relaxation, an improvement in sleep, or improvement in digestive tract transit. If something concerns you, contact us right away.
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