Unlike conventional veterinary medicine, which is usually composed of a strong pharmaceutical chemicals, acupuncture is safer and more accurate picture of pain for dogs suffering from ailments such as allergies, hip dysplasia, paralysis, arthritis and respiratory problems.
Most people think of acupuncture as a remedy could be designed only for humans, but dogs, cats and other animals can benefit from the use of acupuncture. In fact, the Jin Dynasty period of China, about 4,500 years ago, the very first case of using acupuncture on animals was recorded.
This healing modality quickly spread and was first used by veterinarians in the United States in 1970. It evolved since aquapuncture and electropuncture.
Acupuncture involves inserting a thin needle into specific points on a dog’s body to try to relieve the pain. Acupuncture is believed to enhance and restore the natural flow of dog energy (qi) in the body. Qi energy passing along 12 meridians with each Meridian connect all the internal organs and its operating system. The thin needles are inserted at specific points along these meridians to stimulate the flow of Qi energy, which in turn used the dog’s muscular, skeletal, hormonal and cardiovascular systems.
Western acupuncture experts explain that there are 365 main acupuncture points in the body to an animal are all located in small clusters of nerves and blood vessels. With the induction of these cluster level with needles physiological effects from within the body of an animal, and this helps to increase their own healing abilities occurs within their bodies.
The acupuncture helps to quickly release the neurotransmitter inside the dog’s body as endorphins, which are natural pain killers of the body, as well as small amounts of cortical Alcan anti-inflammatory steroid.
Aquapuncture is another form of acupuncture that some dog owner prefer for their dogs. It uses a syringe and needle to gently inject the solution into the acupuncture points. For quite a few days after this solution has been injected under the skin of the dog, it will continue to either stimulate or sedate the acupuncture points. The solution is usually a combination of lidocaine, saline, and vitamin B12, along with a homeopathic remedy. Aquapuncture is good for dogs with severe back or hip pain caused by vertebral spondylosis, arthritis or hip dysplasia.
Electropuncture is also an alternative to regular acupuncture. With electropuncture, electric equipment is used to stimulate acupuncture points on the body of the dog. This is done by using wires attached to acupuncture needles. A mild electrical charge is then sent to a variable frequency and needle into an acupuncture point on the dog’s body. Electropuncture is an excellent choice if your dog has severe paralysis.
Most acupuncture, aquapuncture and electropuncture treatments last between 10 seconds and 30 minutes, but it depends on the ailment that the dog is being treated. Moreover, some dogs will have 4 to 6 cycles before there will be some real improvements, though some dog owners are able to see immediate improvements in the general health of the dog’s after only one or two sessions.
Even though the above treatment will not cause your dog pain, they are time consuming and require your dog to lie still for a long time.
If you do not think your dog will be able to pass an acupuncture session, it’s too expensive or if you want to be sure you are doing everything possible to increase acupuncture, aquapuncture or electropuncture therapy dog, it is a herbal tonic that you can try is called joint resolution.
Perfect for dogs feeling discomfort of arthritis or hip dysplasia, joint resolution is an herbal combination of boswellia, devils claw and licorice work together to reduce inflammation and pain dandelion eliminate toxins from the body of the dog.
It also contains New Bio Cell Collagen Type II, which aids in building new cartilage, restorative used tissues and promotes improved joint mobility and flexibility. Joint Resolution is easy to control with a few drops of your favorite treats dog.
There are indeed many all natural and holistic remedies and treatments for pain your dog to try before you with more extreme methods like drugs and operations.