Acupuncture is the insertion of needles into specific points in the body to produce a healing response. It has been used for thousands of years to treat illnesses as well as for preventative care. From a Western medical perspective, acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself by affecting certain physiologic changes, such as increased blood circulation, decreased inflammation, stimulation of nerves, and release of pain-relieving hormones.
Is Acupuncture Painful?
The insertion of acupuncture needles by a trained veterinarian is virtually painless. Very fine, small needles are used, and often, once the needles are in place, patients will rest comfortably, sometimes even becoming sleepy! Needles will remain in place for 5-15 minutes, depending on the condition being treated.
What conditions is Acupuncture Indicated for my Cat?
Some more common feline health concerns include:
- Pain (acute or chronic)
- Kidney disease
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Liver disease
Schedule your cat’s acupuncture session today!