Pet Acupuncture in Thousand Oaks, CA
Have you ever felt tension or pressure in your body? Do you remember how relieved you felt when it went away? Believe it or not, your pet feels the same discomfort at times. Fear not, there are treatments to help!
Acupuncture is the stimulation of particular points in the body that possess the ability to alter various biochemical and physiological conditions. This is done to ultimately create a healing effect. Acupuncture is a treatment that will work well alone, when paired with traditional veterinary medicine and even with other rehabilitation methods. It has been utilized in treating animals for nearly 4,000 years. There has been a recent interest in acupuncture in veterinary medicine due to scientific research and evidence that supports the positive and beneficial effects in pet patients.
Ancient Chinese medical philosophy believes that disease comes as a result of an imbalance of energy in the body. By using acupuncture, the energy becomes balanced which in turn, helps the body's ability to heal itself. It assists the body's efforts in healing itself by causing certain physiologic changes. It is able to increase blood circulation, stimulate nerves, relieve muscle pains and casuse the release of hormones. These hormones include but are not limited to endorphin's which are the body's pain control chemicals and cortisol, a natural steroid. Acupuncture is known to possess therapeutic effects. It may be used in cases such as:
- Musculoskeletal conditions including disc disease, traumatic nerve injury, and arthritis
- Asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Joint pain
- Neurological disorders
- Dermatological problems
- Reproductive conditions
- Urinary tract disorders
- Ocular disorders
A frequently asked question is, 'For how long will I need to continue bringing "Clifford" in for acupuncture treatements and how often?'...The truth is, there is no one definite answer. The length and frequency of the treatments vary from case to case. It depends on the problem at hand and the condition that your pet is in. Acute issues generally require less time and visits when compared to chronic cases. In chronic cases, a positive response tends to be seen after the third treatment. Clients can trust that Dr. Wisa will work with them as their fur baby undergoes treatments. He will keep you up to date with your pet's progress and what the next step, if necessary may be regarding acupuncture. Once optimum response is achieved, the treatments will become less and less. Furthermore, pet owners with agility dogs, pets at risk for disease or geriatric patients may want to consider acupuncture for preventative care as it may help boost the immunity.
After acupuncture treatment, we encourage you to keep your pet rested for 1-2 days post treatment. A handful of patients experience fatigue and loss of energy after treatment while others find immediate relief and a new wave of energy.