What Does Acupuncture Involve for Dogs & Cats
Cat and dog acupuncture is similar to acupuncture for humans. It first entails an evaluation of your pet in an Eastern medicine examination that looks at the tongue, pulse, and other signs in order to determine where there may be disruptions in the animal’s “Qi” or energy. Qi is believed to flow along meridians throughout the body, and when one or more of these channels is disrupted, it opens the door for disease and injury. Acupuncture restores the flow of energy by inserting very fine needles into certain points along meridians. The needles help to guide the body’s energy back into these deprived areas, thereby reducing pain and inflammation, and promoting healing.