If you’ve been keeping up to date with the latest medical trends – from Asia all the way to Hollywood, you most likely have heard about the wonders and benefits of Acupuncture. For reference, the procedure is the ancient Chinese practice of inserting and manipulating several tiny needles underneath the surface of the skin. Promised to be completely painless, Acupuncture needles are often as thin as a human hair, and do not cause any blemishes or skin irritations. Hollywood celebrities from Gweneth Paltrow to Sheryl Crow have all sung their own personal praises of the treatments – to cure everything from aging skin to digestive ailments to stress and anxiety. The procedure is sweeping America, with Acupuncture and alternative medicine growing in demand at doctor’s offices throughout the country. It’s so popular, Acupuncture and Oriental medicine can even be considered mainstream for humans these days – but the newest trend involves treating household pets!
Another huge trend – that likely began in Hollywood – is pampered pets. Today, it’s not unusual for a household dog or cat to receive human treatment. Our pets share our beds, our meals, even our health insurance plans, in some cases. It comes as no surprise then, that pet parents are beginning to take their furry, four-legged friends for Acupuncture and holistic medical consultations, seeking treatments for the same types of ailments. Additionally, more and more veterinarians across America are hailing pet Acupuncture as a miracle cure for everything from hip dysplasia in dogs to poor socialization in cats!
Animal doctors and surgeons are beginning to believe that Acupuncture treatments can heal pets almost as well as they heal humans – and for similar symptoms! For years, human doctors have recommended Acupuncture to children and adults for behavior problems, stress and anxiety. Recently, poorly behaved and incorrectly socialized animals have been sent to pet Acupuncturists- and have emerged from the procedures improved! If it’s in your pet budget, give pet Acupuncture a try!