Acupuncture for dogs

Acupuncture for Dogs

We have all heard the expression that “dogs are man’s best friend.” This is because when you need him or her they are there for you, always wanting to help and with a happy attitude. They are always happy to see you and be with you. Dogs are the number 1 choice of pet owners because they are faithful, loving and extremely smart.

While the dog provides us with many pleasures and happiness through the years they have one thing in common with us. They are getting older with each year and will need pain relief, just like we do. Here are some of the problems that a dog will face as he or she get older and some common canine pain relief.

Common Canine Disorders

The first thing you may notice is arthritis. A dog will need arthritis pain relief, just like we do. Canine arthritis pain relief can be avoided by making sure your dog receives the correct vitamins and supplements as well as any drugs needed for pain relief.

Natural treatments for pain relief for your canine are probably the best option. There are no side effects and your canine can continue to do their daily activities

Prescribed canine pain relief such as antibiotics will help temporarily relieve pain, but the side effects may cause damage to the joints and other parts of your dog’s body such as the kidneys, stomach and digestive system.

Natural Canine Pain Relief Treatments

The most common natural pain relief for dogs is acupuncture, just the same as we get as humans. Acupuncture pain relief works with your dog’s immune system to boost and stimulate it from within in order to ease the pain.

You must understand if you decide to use acupuncture for pain relief for you dog, this will not happen in one session and you must plan on more than one session and possibly some herbal pain relief to go along with the acupuncture. The herbal pain relief will complement the acupuncture therapy.

Other natural canine pain relief is: herbal Glucosamine blend, which is administered to humans who suffer from arthritis pain. Vitamins B1, B2, B6, MSM, as well as vitamin C.

Another Helpful Tip

Canine pain relief can be eased by exercise and a balanced diet to keep the muscles and bones strong. Regular check ups at the vet will warn you if you need a special diet or add vitamins to the dog’s diet to avoid putting your dog in pain at all.

Every stage in your dog’s life is the same as in humans. It requires special care and treatment. Your vet can guide you to what is necessary. If your animal does require some type of canine pain relief, your vet will know what to do at the different age and stages in your animal’s life.

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All About Acupuncture

What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a technique in which practitioners stimulate specific points on the body—most often by inserting thin needles through the skin. It is one of the practices used in traditional Chinese medicine. There is plenty of info available – for Acupunctuur Rotterdam click here

What is the Effectiveness of Acupuncture

Results from a number of studies suggest that acupuncture may help ease types of pain that are often chronic such as low-back pain, neck pain, and osteoarthritis/knee pain. It also may help reduce the frequency of tension headaches and prevent migraine headaches. Therefore, acupuncture appears to be a reasonable option for people with chronic pain to consider. However, clinical practice guidelines are inconsistent in recommendations about acupuncture.

The effects of acupuncture on the brain and body and how best to measure them are only beginning to be understood. Current evidence suggests that many factors—like expectation and belief—that are unrelated to acupuncture needling may play important roles in the beneficial effects of acupuncture on pain.

Common Treatments Using Acupuncture

  • For Low-Back Pain
  • For Neck Pain
  • For Osteoarthritis/Knee Pain
  • For Headache


Here is a Full List of Treatments Using Acupuncture

Acupuncture has been endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO) of the United Nations and the National Institutes of Health. These bodies have declared acupuncture an effective treatment for the following conditions:

  • Addictions
  • Arthritis
  • Back pain
  • Carpal Tunnel
  • Chemotherapy nausea
  • Depression
  • Digestive (ulcers, nausea, gastritis, irritable bowel)
  • Ear problems (ringing, earaches)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Infections, cold, flu
  • Insomnia
  • Menstrual and female disorders
  • Muscle & joint pain (tendonitis, bursitis, sprains)
  • Post-op dental pain
  • Sinusitus
  • Skin Disorders
  • Stroke rehabilitation
  • Urinary problems
  • And many more!

The Process

Your acupuncture provider will give you an exam and ask questions about your pain and how well you are functioning. He or she will also ask about your overall health.

Acupuncture is considered cumulative in nature, meaning one may need to undergo a series of treatments. The first session will include a private conversation with the acupuncturist. Allow at least one hour for the first appointment to accommodate your consultation and session. If your condition requires lengthy discussion, arrange time outside the scheduled appointment to communicate with the acupuncturist.

Treatment takes place in a double or single room with others. Insertion of an acupuncture needle will not feel like an injection or blood draw. Acupuncture needles are flexible, solid and fine enough to tie in a knot (about the size of a human hair). Reaction to and number of sessions can vary. Expect to retain the acupuncture needles for at least 20 minutes. The acupuncturist should be able to predict reaction based on the consultation and the body’s responses to the initial session.

What does it feel like?

You may feel slight pressure when a needle goes in. Most people find that it doesn’t hurt. The area may tingle, feel numb, itch, or be a little sore. Providers believe that this is a sign that the energy flow, or chi, has been accessed.

After the needle is placed, your provider may roll the needle slightly back and forth. Or he or she may use heat or electrical current on the needle.

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