Acupuncture (meaning needle and puncture)
The practice of acupuncture is placing very fine needles into specific points on the body.
What is acupuncture?
To modify the homeostasis of the various body systems within an organism (bringing the body back to balance). Specifically, acupuncture points help modify nerves, blood vessels, fasciae sheets, and lymphatic beds, changing the body’s homeostasis.
The Advantages of Your Adored Pet
Pain Relief: Acupuncture can provide significant pain relief for pets dealing with conditions like arthritis, joint problems, or post-surgery discomfort. Say goodbye to those endless aches and pains.
Stress Reduction: Is your pet prone to anxiety or stress? Acupuncture sessions can help soothe their nerves and promote relaxation, leading to a happier, calmer companion.
Improved Mobility: Aging or injured pets can regain their vitality and mobility through acupuncture, helping them lead a more active and fulfilling life.
Enhanced Immunity: Boost your pet’s immune system, making them better equipped to fend off illnesses and infections.
Faster Healing: Acupuncture accelerates the body’s natural healing processes, ensuring a quicker recovery from injuries or surgeries.
Why choose acupuncture for our pets?
Acupuncture is a minimally invasive treatment for pain management that was first practiced by the Chinese hundreds of years ago. Acupuncture points charted by Chinese scholars were thought to have connection to various internal organs via meridian (channels).
Acupuncture gives us better control of chronic diseases that may not be adequately treated by western medicine. It can also speed healing time and aid in pain control. Acupuncture is safe and effective, has little to no side effects, and increases general wellness and health span through preventative medicine.
Dr. Toni O’Hara provides acupuncture and laser therapy at Falmouth Veterinary Hospital on Tuesdays from 9-1.
You can see her in action on her Instagram page, Dr.ToniVet.