Acupuncture can be defined as the insertion of thin sterile needles into specific points, based on anatomical structures, to produce a physiological and healing response. Acupuncture points are found mostly along meridian lines. These lines represent organs of the body and have their origins in ancient Chinese medical history. Acupuncture can assist the body to heal itself by affecting certain physiological responses, such as the stimulation of the nervous system which will lead to the release of endogenous substances such as beta-endorphins, dynorphins, enkephalins, serotonin, cortisol and various other hormones.
Dry needling is a form of physical therapy used to treat musculoskeletal pain. Solid filament needles are inserted into the skin at trigger points in a muscle, causing it to twitch and release. This greatly improves muscle power and helps to reduce local muscle pain.
Acupuncture and Dry Needling have clinical applications in veterinary rehabilitation as well as in the field of canine sports medicine, including various aspects such as nerve regeneration and pain relief, which will enhance overall performance and mobility.
At Paws-itive Paws-abilities, we liaise with a Veterinarian who specializes in Homeopathy, Acupuncture and Dry Needling, and who will per appointment treat Patients at our Practice.