Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center offers pet acupuncture therapy for cats and dogs in Colorado Springs, CO. Veterinary acupuncture is based on ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, and is a popular complementary and/or alternative supplement to traditional veterinary care.
At Colorado Springs Veterinary Surgery and Rehab Center, we offer medical acupuncture as part of our multi-modal approach to high-quality personalized healthcare for your pet. In addition to our laser therapy services, we use acupuncture to help increase blood circulation, reduce pain and inflammation, and stimulate natural healing.
How Acupuncture Works
Similar to human acupuncture treatment, pet acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into the skin at specific pressure points and nerve centers. The needles stimulate the body’s cells to release molecules that promote healing through improved blood flow and oxygen circulation, which in turn help maintain a strong immune system. There is also a growing body of evidence that acupuncture can stimulate the body’s parasympathetic nervous system (PSNS), the part of the nervous system that keeps the body calm by counteracting the fight or flight response. This PSNS can prevent healing when you are sick. Acupuncture also releases endorphins, which provide pain relief and help speed up recovery from trauma. This can significantly improve quality of life for pets suffering from chronic pain or trauma.
Acupuncture does not have any significant side effects and the treatment is often relaxing for pets. It can be used to treat a variety of medical conditions including:
- Arthritis and joint disease
- Endocrine disorders
- Digestive issues
- Gastrointestinal disease