We are thrilled to announce that we purchased a NEW electroacupuncture machine,
which allows us to treat up to eight acupuncture points.
Electroacupuncture helps to provide relief for dogs with chronic pain. Electroacupuncture is similar to acupuncture, a widely practiced form of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Just like acupuncture, needles are placed in appropriate acupuncture points based on the disease and concerns. With electroacupuncture, a mild and gentle electric current passes between 2 needles, which causes constant stimulation – like twirling the needle, or other hand manipulation techniques used by acupuncturists.
Electroacupuncture can target specific diseases by using different settings, targeting blood flow to specific organs.
Electroacupuncture isn’t necessarily only used to treat a specific disease or illness, but rather to help with chronic pain relief.
“Dogs who have chronic pain or severe pain from arthritis tend to show an improved range of motion and relief of pain after electroacupuncture treatments. Electroacupuncture increases stimulation through electrical frequencies to particular areas within your dog’s body. Studies have shown electroacupuncture can also be beneficial for treating paralysis in dogs.”