How To Book an Acupuncture Service for Your Pet and Baby
We’ve created the ultimate list that will inform you about acupuncture service safety and how to book one for your baby and fur baby!
Did you know babies can join acupuncture services as early as three weeks old?
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture service is a therapeutic practice that has been around for centuries, so naturally it has been tested on many different groups of people — and animals, for that matter. While there may not have been an on-demand app like MOBILESTYLES in ancient China where the practice started, acupuncture service was still a widely practiced tradition of healing ailments in the body.
Boston Children’s Hospital reports, “acupuncture has proven successful in treating chronic pain conditions without side effects.” Some of the illnesses that have been proven to improve through these insertions are:
What happens during an acupuncture session?
During the treatment, your child will lie on a padded table, and the acupuncturist will insert hair-thin sterile and disposable stainless steel needles into the key points of your child’s body. Once the needles are in place, no pain is felt, and most children feel at ease. Each session typically takes between 30 to 60 minutes.
How To Find a Licensed Acupuncturist Near You
Now, that you have all the details, find your nearest acupuncturist for your baby! Heidi Murkoff of What to expect clarifies, “more than half of all states require acupuncturists to be licensed, meaning they must complete certain schooling and pass an exam.” Search for the right acupuncturist in your area with the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Your Fur Baby
Similar to your baby, acupuncture has immense benefits for your pet. Jodi Helmer, of FETCH by WebMD, confirms, “research shows that acupuncture can help reduce pain and inflammation and improve a pet’s quality of life.”
By inserting needles in your pet’s key points, blood flow is increased, which increases the oxygenation of tissues, “while reducing the number of waste products produced and increased the amount of metabolic waste the body can remove, so there is a systemic benefit,” explains Lynn Buzhardt, DVM, of VCA.
Buzhardt continues, “Acupuncture is often used to treat dogs with arthritis and joint inflammation… Dogs with chronic back pain and even dogs with serious spinal cord conditions also benefit.” She goes on to explain, “lesions are often difficult to heal, and acupuncture may be a good complement to antibiotics and anti-inflammatory medications.”
What Is a Typical Session for Pets?
After veterinarian protocol is conducted (medical assessment, lab tests, radiographs), the session may last 20-30 minutes. Soreness and stiffness are common following a treatment session, with symptoms resolving within 24-48 hours.
How To Find a Veterinary Acupuncturist?
Check with your pet’s primary veterinarian to determine if acupuncture is a good option. There are more than 150,000 certified veterinarian acupuncturists in the US! You can begin your search at the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society.
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