Here at Ten Mile Holistic Veterinary Care, we are excited to be able to offer holistic to help our patients heal!
Acupuncture originated to the best of our knowledge in Asia thousands of years ago and is now accepted worldwide. According to Chinese medicine the body has energy or Qi (chee) which flows through meridians in the body. Imbalances in the flow result in pain and illness. Acupuncture normalizes the flow of qi, allowing the body to return to a state of health. It has been observed that there are nerve endings at the acupuncture points. From a Western medicine point of view, acupuncture causes effects in the body via the nervous system. Whatever your view, acupuncture can help a wide variety of health issues. Dr. Sarah primarily uses a Traditional Chinese Medicine approach rather than a Western medical approach to acupuncture.
Acupuncture has been shown to help pets with pain, osteoarthritis, vomiting, cancer pain, endocrine disorders, and much more. It helps pets even more than you and I might realize so be sure to discuss your pet’s case with your veterinarian to see whether or not acupuncture might be helpful! You may want to consider adding acupuncture to keep your pet as active and healthy as possible.
Many owners worry that their pets won’t tolerate acupuncture. However, the opposite is true. Many quickly learn to love it!