Animal acupuncture

Commonly potential patients ask me, “Do I have to be Buddhist or do I have to believe in acupuncture for it to work?”  My answer is always the same, “Animals have no cognitive recognition and yet they feel better.”

Animal acupuncture is very much like human acupuncture, same meridians, different layout, but it works the same.

Common things that animals get treated for:

Musculoskeletal problems: arthritis or spinal disc pathology

Skin problems: lick granuloma, hot spots

Respiratory problems: as feline asthma

Gastrointestinal problems

Anything that causes discomfort for the animal (structural or foreign) 

Acupuncture is one of the safest medical approaches for animals. Side effects are rare. An animal’s condition may seem worse for up to 48 hours after a session. Other animals may become sleepy or lethargic for 24 hours after acupuncture. These effects are an indication that some of the physiological changes are happening, and are most often followed by an improvement in the animal’s condition.  So the real questions is…. how can you get an animal to sit still?  Just put in Yin Tang (the calming point between the eyebrows) and they fall asleep for 10 minutes.

Much love, 

Christina “Mei Wen” Martin, L.Ac., Dipl.AC, MTOM, FABORM.

Christina Martin is the founder of Tao to Wellness. She is an Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbalist and Teacher and has been in practice for fifteen years.  She holds a Master’s Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is a fellow of the American Board of Oriental Reproductive Medicine.  Christina entered Acupuncture school without ever having an Acupuncture treatment. She simply felt it was her calling.

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