Acupuncture operates on the concept that there are pathways in the body, called meridians that have access points. These are the points used for acupuncture.
From a Western Veterinary point of view, acupuncture stimulates nerves, increases blood circulation, and relieves muscle spasms.
It can also stimulate the immune system, and cause endorphins (one of the body’s pain control chemicals) and cortisol (a natural steroid).
Although many of acupuncture’s physiological effects have been studied, many more are still unknown. From a TCVM point of view, acupuncture helps return the bodies balance of Qi and blood flow to normal, so the body can heal itself. When an acupuncture point is stimulated, normal flow of energy and blood can be restored.
Acupuncture and herbal medicine is a safe and effective complementary therapy for many conditions such as back pain, arthritis, nerve damage, chronic gastrointestinal and respiratory disorders, behavior issues, endocrine disorders, anhydrosis, immune disorders, performance issues, geriatrics, and many more.