Veterinary Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine in Huntersville
At LakeCross Veterinary Hospital in Huntersville, we provide veterinary acupuncture treatment and Chinese Medicine to encourage healing in pets.
Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine includes acupuncture for cats and dogs in Huntersville as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy in their body.
We feel that the best results are obtained by combining acupuncture with medical therapy to help restore your pet's health and vitality.Book an Acupuncture Appointment
The Acupuncture Technique
Acupuncture involves the insertion of tiny needles into the animals' body at precise points, called meridians, where the blood vessels converge with the nerves. The needles help to guide vital energy along these meridians, improving the nervous system and circulation, while enhancing the body's ability to heal.
Common Acupuncture Uses
Our vets will recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese Medicine for several issues, including:
- Managing Pain
Some medical treatments, such as chemotherapy, can be very uncomfortable and will often be combined with acupuncture to help relieve some discomfort, making them better able to fight their illness.
- Musculoskeletal Issues
Often used for injury rehabilitation. Some conditions, such as hip dysplasia, arthritis, and nerve injuries also tend to respond well to acupuncture.
- Dermatology & Skin Issues
Increased circulation from acupuncture treatment can improve healing and help allergic dermatitis, granulomas, and hot spots. Pain should be reduced, leading to less itching and overgrooming.
- Gastrointestinal Issues
Acupuncture may help to promote healthy digestive activity by stimulating digestive secretions. Conditions such as nausea and diarrhea may benefit from increased blood flow.
- Respiratory Issues
Asthma and other allergic conditions can be improved by the anti-inflammatory and immune-calming capabilities of acupuncture treatment.
Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:
- Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues
- Improves metabolic waste removal in the body
- Helps relax muscles, therefore, relieving pain
- Lowers the amount of waste products produced
- Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects