Cat and Dog Acupuncture Brisbane & Gold Coast
What? Acupuncture for pets? How the hell do you get pets to sit still for that? Does it work? Does it work on pets? How does it work?
Well YES - there is acupuncture for pets.
And YES - most pets sit still. Although we have our challenging patients (I'm looking at all you Cattle Dogs with ants in your pants).
And YES - it does work - we have many studies showing benefits. Sometimes it is the stand out helping hand where nothing else has made a difference, sometimes it helps a little and we use it as a part of our overall rehab and incorporate other treatments and sometimes our pets are so wiggly and won't keep the needles in we just give up. But thankfully we have heaps of other rehab treatments that can help.
And YES - It works on pets.
And How Does It Work?
Well the long version: (skip to the short version if you start yawning) Acupuncture combines traditional acupuncture techniques with modern medical knowledge. It works by stimulating specific points on the body to activate neurophysiological pathways, modulate pain signals, and promote the release of neurotransmitters, ultimately influencing the body's physiological processes and promoting healing.
The short version: Acupuncture works by retuning the orchestra that is your brain, hormones, nerves, muscles, tendons and ligaments.
If you have any questions about acupuncture for pets we are always happy to have a chat and see if acupuncture might be the ticket for your furry friend or you can go through the quick QUIZ below.