Spring Creek Animal Hospital Offers Pet Acupuncture
Sometimes, pets develop conditions that don’t respond well to standard treatment. Acupuncture is an alternative therapy that can be used in veterinary practice, to help a variety of conditions. At Spring Creek Animal Hospital in San Antonio, TX, we can provide acupuncture for pets, to help with many troubling conditions.
What Is Acupuncture?
Acupuncture is an Asian healing practice that has been used to relieve pain and improve health for thousands of years. The method uses very fine needles that are inserted into different “meridians" in the body, to block pain and improve healing. Although it has been considered an alternative method for human health problems, it can also be used to help animals with chronic pain or other conditions. Acupuncture has many benefits as a therapy, because it does not require strong medication, can be very relaxing for the animals and does not interact with other medications that may be needed.
How Is Acupuncture Used in Veterinary Practice?
Veterinary research has found that acupuncture can be used to help animals experiencing a wide variety of problems. It can help to relieve musculoskeletal pain from strains, arthritis, and other diseases. Acupuncture can help dermatological problems, such as allergy reactions. It can reduce neurological effects from certain disorders. It can improve respiratory system function. Acupuncture can relieve gastrointestinal disorders. In many cases, veterinarians will use acupuncture along with standard treatments to improve healing and comfort levels.
What Happens to My Pet During an Acupuncture Session?
Your pet will be placed on a comfortable table during the procedure. The insertion of the needles is generally not painful for them, but they may feel a slight pinch as they go in. The fine needles are left in place for a period of time while the animal is attended. Most animals find the experience relaxing. At the end of the session, the needles are removed, and your pet can resume normal activities.
Make Spring Creek Animal Hospital Your Veterinarian for Pet Acupuncture
Dr. Blevins and Dr. Pacheco combine their extensive training and years of experience to provide the best in veterinary care for their patients in San Antonio, TX and surrounding communities. We are a full service facility, offering exams, preventative care, diagnostics, surgery, cardiology, dermatology, and boarding. Call Spring Creek Animal Hospital today at (210) 599-2131 for an appointment to learn how acupuncture can help your pet.