Acupuncture With Animals

A healthy body is said to be in homeostasis or balance.  Illness and/or injury cause the body to become unbalanced.  Acupuncture is a key therapy used to bring the body back into the proper homeostatic state and is known to affect all major physiological systems.  It works primarily through the central nervous system affecting the musculoskeletal, hormonal and cardiovascular systems.

Acupuncture does more than relieve pain and how it works depends on what condition is being treated as well as which points are utilized.  Acupuncture increases circulation and causes release of many neuro-chemicals called endorphins, the body’s natural painkilling hormones.  Endorphins relieve muscle spasms, increase blood circulation, stimulate nerves, and stimulate the body’s defense systems.