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Acupuncture for Pets

We provide veterinary acupuncture treatment for Brooklyn cats and dogs for pain relief and to assist with other rehabilitative therapies.

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Acupuncture, Brooklyn

Healing & Recovery Support With Acupuncture

In traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture is used as a way to promote the healing process for pets by renewing the balance of energy throughout their body. 

This ancient form of medicine is based on the philosophy that illness is caused by an imbalance of vital energies in the body. In modern terms, acupuncture can help by improving blood flow, which boosts oxygenation in tissues.

At Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital, we feel that we can obtain the best results by using acupuncture as a supplement to medical therapy, helping restore your pet's health and vitality. 

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.

The needles help guide vital energy along these meridians, supporting the nervous system and promoting circulation, while enhancing the body's healing abilities. 

Acupuncture for pets provides a number of benefits, including:

  • Helps relax muscles and relieve pain
  • Improves metabolic waste removal from the body 
  • Increases blood flow which boosts oxygen within the tissues 

Common Acupuncture Uses

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

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • 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. 

  • Respiratory Issues

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

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Heart of Brooklyn Veterinary Hospital is accepting new patients! Our experienced vets are passionate about the health of Brooklyn companion animals. Get in touch today to book your pet's first appointment.

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