Veterinary Acupuncture by Dr. Christina Spears, Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist
If your pet is in pain or suffering from a negative condition, then acupuncture can help!
Acupuncture helps your dog or cat release their natural pain-killers and anti-inflammatory steroids naturally stored in their bodies. But, acupuncture can do so much more... Acupuncture can also increase blood flow, improve immune function, and lower heart rate. If you live in Denver, then Park Animal Hospital & Wellness center can offer you the Denver pet acupuncture that you are looking for.
Even though it is not yet a well practiced method of healing in the western world, there is much research that supports the benefits of acupuncture on animals. Denver pet acupuncture is done no differently than any other part of the world. Using proven acupuncture techniques, your pet will benefit from the process.
Acupuncture is done by inserting small, sterile needles into specific areas on your pet's body. The needles will be inserted where the Veterinarian feels there is a blockage or issue. As soon as the needles are inserted, the immune system takes action and releases a variety of important chemicals including endorphins (pain-killers similar to morphine which relieve pain and inflammation) and cortisone.
The healing process goes much deeper than just pain or inflammation relief.
There are hundreds of specific points in your pet that lie on meridians (vital energy pathways). Stimulating these points can balance the flow of energy in the meridians and produce healing results throughout the whole body.
Acupuncture can be used for painful conditions of the legs and spine. It can also be used for conditions such as liver problems, kidney problems, arthritis, inflammatory conditions of the intestinal tract, diarrhea or constipation.
Hopefully by now, you can see how important acupuncture can be for your pet's health and why it is really something you need to consider in conjunction with any other therapies that you may be utilizing.
It's important to know that an acupuncture needle is not like a normal needle. It is a thin metal filament and it so small that your pet may feel a tiny prick or flash of heat when the needle enters the body, but not much else. In fact, most animals do not even show that they feel the insertion of these needles and react quite well to the process. However, they may need a helping hand to stay in a stand or sit position so that they don't lie down on the needles after they are inserted.
It's important to note that it's best to seek out pet acupuncture from a certified professional rather than someone without proper training.
Improper stimulation of these points can have a negative effect on the body and health of your animal. There are over 80,000 Veterinarians in the country, but only a small percentage are certified veterinarian acupuncturists. Among a few in Denver is Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist Dr. Christina Spears, DVM. Dr. Spears was certified in 2002 with the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society and can safely and effectively perform accupuncture on your pet.
In the end, your pet will benefit from acupuncture no matter what condition they are suffering from. It is an excellent therapy to add to their care, to help them feel better now and in the future.