Many conditions can be helped by acupuncture, but those that involve chronic pain or inflammation respond best, such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease.
Pet Acupuncture in Denver, CO
Acupuncture for animals began in the 1970s, but the ancient Chinese practice dates back 3,000 years. This form of alternative or complementary medicine is used to treat symptoms of pain and illness. It is considered a safe and effective therapy that provides long-lasting relief.
The technique involves inserting thin, flexible needles into specific sites in the body where blood vessels and nerves converge. This stimulates the body to release endorphins, the body’s natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory substances. In this way, the body heals itself. It helps the body increase blood flow and oxygen to the area while removing toxins and metabolic waste. There are no negative side effects or adverse interactions with medications, supplements, or internal organs.
Many conditions can be helped by acupuncture, but those that involve chronic pain or inflammation respond best, such as arthritis or degenerative joint disease. Many animals become very relaxed and even sleep during their treatment.
Acupuncture for animals must be performed by a licensed veterinarian certified in Veterinary Acupuncture. Dr. Holly Cogswell received her training at Colorado State University and is our Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist.