What Are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

Today nearly 3 million veterinary and medical practitioners, assistants, and pharmacists are trained in acupuncture.

Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese medical technique where extremely thin needles are inserted into key points along the patient's body. It works by stimulating points along meridians or channels to balance the flow of energy, or Qi. Often, energy flow is blocked and there is an area of stagnation, and stagnation causes pain. By placing needles in acupuncture points along the meridians associated with different organ systems, blood and Qi flow can be improved, bringing more energy where needed or draining excess where needed. When the organs are in balance, the whole body remains in balance.

The range of ailments that can be helped by acupuncture is long, but a few of the most common conditions include: musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal or skin issues. Overall, acupuncture for pets is effective at:

· Boosting immune response
· Pain relief
· Improving mobility/alleviating stiffness
· Increasing blood flow to promote healing
· Relaxation of muscle groups

Because acupuncture can stimulate healing in nearly every part of the body, it's possible to use it for treating nearly any illness.

Dog Acupuncture

In the past twenty years, I have treated arthritis, allergies, kidney disease, liver dysfunction, heart failure, pyometra, seizures, digestive disorders, and many other diseases with acupuncture. I continue to be amazed at the transformations that can occur, and I will continue to encourage both pets and people to consider acupuncture as an option if there are any chronic or acute disease patterns that need to be treated!


Whitegate PR INC. (2019, November 6). Benefits of Acupuncture for Pets with Dr. Judy Morgan [Press Release]Retrieved from https://www.prlog.org/12797200-benefits-of-acupuncture-for-pets-with-dr-judy-morgan.html.

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