Acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself by affecting certain physiological changes. For example, acupuncture can stimulate nerves, increase blood circulation, relieve muscle spasm, and cause the release of hormones, such as endorphins and cortisol. Although many of acupuncture’s physiological effects have been studied, many more are still unknown.
Acupuncture is indicated for functional problems such as those that involve paralysis or neurologic compromise and pain. The following are some of the conditions which may be treated with acupuncture (and variations including electro-acupuncture and aqua-puncture).
- Intervertebral disk disease
- Traumatic nerve injury
- Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma
- Musculoskeletal problems such as sore backs
- Minor sports injuries
Regular acupuncture can even keep muscles and tendons resistant to injury. Athletes often use acupuncture as a routine part of their training. If your animals are involved in any athletic endeavor, such as racing, jumping, or showing, acupuncture can help them keep in top physical condition.
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