Acupuncture has been practiced for thousands of years in the East. The Chinese believe that illness is caused by an imbalance in the body. To correct this imbalance, fine needles are inserted in any of 365 acupuncture points. Western medicine explains these points as being located where there are clusters of nerves and blood vessels. Stimulation by the needles awakens the body’s own healing power, releasing endorphins, the body’s natural pain-relievers and an antinflammatory steriod, cortisol. Acupuncture has been successfully used for many ailments in pets, including: Hip dysplasia, chronic joint disease, and neurological disorders.
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