Pico Rivera Animal Hospital provides veterinary acupuncture treatment for cats and dogs to help them with pain relief, often supplementing other rehabilitative therapies.

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Acupuncture for Healing & Recovery Support

Acupuncture originated as ancient Chinese medicine, where medicine men believed that it renewed the balance of energy through their patients' bodies.

With a new scientific understanding, we now understand the real benefit of acupuncture therapy: acupuncture can help by improving blood flow to sore areas, which boosts oxygenation in tissues and helps the rehabilitation process.

At Pico Rivera Animal Hospital, we feel that we can obtain the best results by using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy to help restore your pet's health and vitality. 

Acupuncture, Pico Rivera

The Acupuncture Technique

Acupuncture involves inserting tiny needles into an animal's body at precise points called meridians, where the blood vessels converge with the nerves. These precise pinpricks allow for increased blood flow, which can be helpful for promoting healing.

Common Acupuncture Uses

Our vets often recommend the use of acupuncture or other types of Chinese medicine for a number of issues, including:

  • Pain Management

    Medical treatments such as chemotherapy can feel very uncomfortable for your pet. They will often be combined with acupuncture in an effort to relieve some discomfort, helping your cat or dog to fight their illness. 

  • Musculoskeletal Issues

    Acupuncture can often be used for injury rehabilitation. Conditions such as arthritis, nerve injuries, and hip dysplasia also tend to respond well to acupuncture. 

  • Dermatology & Skin Issues

    Acupuncture treatment can help encourage increased circulation, which can help hot spots, granulomas, and allergic dermatitis. It can also improve healing and reduce pain, leading to less itching and subsequent over-grooming. 

  • Gastrointestinal Issues

    Acupuncture may stimulate digestive secretions, which helps to promote healthy digestive activity. Conditions such as diarrhea or nausea may benefit from increased blood flow. 

  • Respiratory Issues

    The immune-calming and anti-inflammatory capabilities of acupuncture treatment can improve asthma, allergies, and other conditions.

The Benefits

Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Pets in poor health will benefit from the lack of systemic side effects
  • Lowers the number of waste products produced
  • Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
  • Improves metabolic waste removal from the body 
  • Promotes an increased blood flow which boosts oxygen in tissues 

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