Canine Acupuncture

Canine Acupuncture

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Dogs suffer a large number of diseases that are similar to those that we ourselves suffer. Dogs are very willing and cooperative patients, who generally respond positively to veterinary acupuncture treatment. Most dogs actively enjoy their needling (canine acupuncture). Some simply tolerate it and extremely few appear to be too sensitive to needles to permit a relaxed treatment. AVMC policy is that we do not sedate dogs for acupuncture. Sedation is toxic and can alter the body’s perception, interpretation and processing of the treatment. It will also mask any responses, observation of which feedback from the patient is vital to ongoing acupuncture treatment programs. If a dog objects to what is offered, we take it that there should be another way to treat the patient or that the point selection is not suitable for that individual. Other points can be chosen and there are other methods of point stimulation. Dogs appear to be very aware of their needs and there is usually a reason for them objecting to a particular needle. We trust the patient’s judgement and we allow the patient a say in treatment. Nonetheless, objection is extremely rare and even some so-called ‘difficult’ dogs respond cooperatively to what’s offered.

At the AVMC, the Acupuncture Vet performs a full chiropractic check on each canine acupuncture patient, correcting any problems discovered, so that skeletal alignment and muscle tone are optimised, prior to acupuncture treatment.

We use LASER stimulation of acupuncture points (Acupuncture-by-LASER) for some canine acupuncture patients, in preference to needling. Dogs are well able to demonstrate which suits them best. In many cases, we use both.

We also use Moxibustion or Electroacupuncture, as needed, for acupuncture point stimulation.

 


Acupuncture vet in practice: Canine acupuncture is extremely rewarding. There follows a sample of the dog diseases and conditions that we are called upon to treat with canine acupuncture are (in alphabetical order):

Arthritis
Back Problem
Behavioural Problems
Canine Epilepsy
Canine Stroke
Canine Wobbler Syndrome
CDRM
Chorea
CMO
Craniomandibular Osteopathy
Cruciate Ligament
Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative Joint Disease
Disc Disease
Disc Prolapse
DJD
Dry Eye
Elbow Dysplasia
Enuresis
Eosinophilic Myositis
Epilepsy
Fibrous Dysplasia
Glaucoma
Hip Dysplasia
Horners Syndrome
Incontinence
Infertility
IVDD
KCS
Keratoconjunctivitis Sicca
Laryngeal Paralysis
Ligament Injury
Meningitis
Myositis
Non-Union Fracture
OCD
Osteoarthritis
Osteochondritis Dissecans
Osteodystrophy
Paralysis
Sinusitis
Shaker Syndrome
Spinal Problem
Spondylitis – Spondylosis – Spondylopathy
Sprain
Stroke
Syringomyelia
Travel Sickness
Ununited anconeal process
Vestibular Syndrome
Wobbler Syndrome
A variety of acupuncture needles used in various species

Veterinary Acupuncture, when delivered in a holistic package, stimulates a return to more normal energy balance within the body, enabling better endogenous healing capability. There is evidence* that acupuncture treatment, especially in the case of intervertebral disc disease (IVDD), may stimulate stem cell activity to improve and hasten healing. There may be a cross-over here, between Acupuncture and Stem Cell Therapy, possibly making the invasive intervention of Stem Cell Therapy more of a distant option. See also: LASER Therapy.

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