Acupuncture is an ancient Oriental method of therapy and is used in a wide variety of human and animal disorders. Most simply stated, it is a therapy first developed by the Ancient Chinese that consists of stimulating designated and precise points on the surface of the body by the insertion of fine solid needles, by application of heat (Moxibustion), or, more recently, by a variety of techniques that utilize modern technology from electrical stimulation to the implantation of substances and, still more recently, to low power laser acupuncture.
Veterinary acupuncture is a healing science which deals with the individual animal as a living energetic being, rather than simply as a catalogue of signs and symptoms. Effective veterinary acupuncture practice is based upon both the natural and scientific aspects of healing. The training of a veterinary acupuncturist includes both Eastern and Western medical methods in a synthesis medical insight.
Veterinary acupuncture is a technique for relieving pain and improving the function of various systems of an animal’s body via stimulation of the proper reflex points. These points are mainly located in the superficial muscles and skin.