Pet Acupuncture in Happy Valley, OR
Fern Hill Veterinary Care
Needling’s principal therapeutic effects start with the stimulation of nerve fibers around a spot.
These stimuli subsequently cause changes in nerve signaling and neurotransmitter activity from the “periphery” (i.e. the acupuncture point) to the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and autonomic nervous system centers, which help to balance nerve signaling and neurotransmitter activity (that govern processes like glandular activity, immune status, digestion, mood, and more). Acupuncture also relieves muscle tension and the encircling fibrous network known as “fascia.”
For thousands of years, acupuncture has been utilized in Chinese veterinary medicine to heal ailments and as a preventive therapy. It entails inserting acupuncture needles into certain body locations to induce a healing response. Acupuncture is used to treat a variety of problems in animals of all kinds, either alone or in combination with orthodox western treatment.
Speak with our doctors about how acupuncture might benefit your pet’s health and ease discomfort.