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Dog Acupuncture Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Acupuncture for Dogs and Cats

Inserting acupuncture needles in the acupuncture points of dogs and cats stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the brain, spinal cord, and muscles. These chemicals will modify pain signals, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system to influence healing.

The changes produced by acupuncture in dogs and cats allows their body’s natural healing abilities, and can promote physical and emotional well-being.

Acupuncture for dogs and cats achieves this by:

  • Increasing blood circulation to promote healing.

  • Relaxing tight muscles and releasing trigger points that cause pain, constrict nerves and blood circulation.

  • Releasing hormones and brain chemicals, subsequently reducing pain and modulating other functions in the body eg digestive and cardiovascular effects.

  • Offering a general calming effect..

  • Reducing inflammation locally and throughout the body, providing pain relief for your dog. It appears that acupuncture reduces inflammation and promotes healing.



Acupuncture for dogs and cats should be considered in the following conditions. (click on condition for more information).

Intervertabral disc disease           Hip Dysplasia                       Elbow Dysplasia


Degenerative Myelopathy            Osteoarthritis                       Cervical Vertabral Instability


Pain                                                  Shoulder OCD                      Tendinopathy



Some of the studies which look at the benefits of acupuncture are outlined below:

 Meta-Analysis: Acupuncture for Low Back Pain Eric Manheimer et al

Acupuncture for peripheral joint osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis  Y. D. Kwon et al

Effectiveness of combined acupuncture and manual therapy relative to no treatment for canine musculoskeletal pain David M. Lane et al

Acupuncture for Neck Pain and Wobbler Syndrome S.H. Xie et al

Acupuncture for chronic achilles tendinopathy: A randomized controlled study​ Bi-meng Zhang et al

Dog Acupuncture in Brisbane and the Gold Coast

Dog Acupuncture in Brisbane and the Gold Coast