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Pet Acupuncture Treatment in San Diego

In most regions of the world, veterinary acupuncture is considered a surgical procedure that legally must be performed by licensed veterinarians. A veterinarian is in the best position to diagnose an animal's health problems and then to determine whether an animal is likely to benefit from an acupuncture treatment, or whether its problems requires chemical, surgical or no intervention.
Ask your veterinarian about her or his training. The more your veterinarian knows about acupuncture, the more confident you can feel that your animal will be treated with the proper care.
During a pet acupuncture session, a trained veterinarian will insert needles into points on the body with the goal of triggering a self-healing effect. Acupuncture is a widely used practice worldwide. Many people in modern Western countries receive acupuncture in conjunction with traditional medicine to treat a wide range of problems. It is also used on domestic animals. While acupuncture is not a cure-all, it can help with some conditions or symptoms.
Acupuncture is indicated mainly for functional problems, such as pain and paralysis, as well as allergies and other inflammation caused by something other than an infection. For pets, acupuncture is an option for the following conditions:
  • Musculoskeletal problems, such as arthritis or vertebral disc pathology
  • Skin problems, such as acral lick granulomas
  • Respiratory problems, such as feline asthma
  • Gastrointestinal problems, such as diarrhea
  • Some reproductive problems
Regular acupuncture treatments can also be part of a regimen to treat or prevent minor athletic injuries for both animals and humans.
Pet Acupuncture Treatment | South San Diego Veterinary Hospital